World No Tobacco Day

May 31st is World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), the day we dream of a world where millions of people don’t die needlessly from an
When I reflect on my tenure as Director-General of the World Health Organization, there are many areas where the agency played
Over the last 25 years, cigarette consumption by smokers in the United States decreased by almost one-third. Over that same period, however, many tobacco companies reengineered cigarettes to more efficiently deliver the nicotine that keeps their customers coming back.
Research over the past decade has concluded that increases in cigarette prices result in reduced prevalence of smoking and smoking intensity among youth and young adults.
China can be a model for other countries trying to navigate the very troubling relationship between the economic gains and detrimental effects of smoking.
Despite great strides in reducing smoking in NYC, our youth smoking rates have remained the same for the past seven years, and tobacco still remains the leading cause of preventable death, killing thousands.
"In addition to policies that discourage the use and exposure to tobacco, there are many support programs available to help