World No-Tobacco Day Observed on 31st May [ Current Affairs ]
Every year on 31st May the World No-Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed across the world to highlights the health risks related with consumption all forms of tobacco and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.
- “World No Tobacco Day – Get ready for plain packaging” was the theme of 2016 which is aims to high spot this new trend packing tendency in global exertions to control tobacco products because around 6 million peoples lost their life yearly due to tobacco.
About Plain Packing
- Plain packaging of tobacco products means no symbols, brand images, colours and advertising information on packaging other than brand and product names showed in a standard colour and font style.
How plain packaging works?
- Plain packaging decreases the attraction of tobacco products.
- It limits tobacco publicity and promotion.
- It kills the charm, which is apt for a harmful product that kills people.
- It restricts confusing labelling and packaging.
- It growths the efficiency of health warnings.
- WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) has suggested plain packaging as part of a comprehensive approach to tobacco control.
- Earlier Australia has fully implement plain packaging in 2012.
- From May 2016, France and United Kingdom and Northern Ireland also have started implementation of plain packaging.
- World Health Assembly of WHO had passed a resolution on calling for the celebration of World No Tobacco Day every year on May 31 in 1988.
- The WHO has maintained World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) every year, with connecting each year to a different tobacco-related theme since then.
- WNTD is one of eight official global public health campaigns which was introduced by the WHO.
- Published on: June 2, 2016