World No Tobacco Day 2017: Theme and Awards
The theme for World No Tobacco Day 2017 is “Tobacco – a threat to development”. World No Tobacco Day takes place every year on 31 May, and focuses on a different theme. WHO and partners work together throughout the year, to highlight the health and additional risks associated with tobacco use, and advocate for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. This World No Tobacco Day, WHO and partners will:
- demonstrate the threats that the tobacco industry poses to the sustainable development of all countries, including the health and economic well-being of their citizens;
- propose measures that governments and the public should take to promote health and development by confronting the global tobacco crisis.
Every year, WHO calls for nominations to the World No Tobacco Day Awards of individuals or organizations in each of the 6 WHO Regions for their accomplishments in the area of tobacco control. There will be a maximum of 6 World No Tobacco Day awards per WHO region. Two of the awardees might be granted special recognition by means of a WHO Director-General Special Recognition Award. The closing date for submissions is Thursday, 30 March 2017.