What are themes for World No Tobacco Day?

What are Themes for World No Tobacco Day?

For effectively celebrating the World No Tobacco Day all over the world, WHO selects a special theme every year as central component in order to distribute a global message to the people for more awareness. Other publicity materials for the theme like brochures, posters, fliers, press releases, websites and etc are also provided by the WHO to the members organizing the celebration of World No Tobacco Day. Year wise themes from 1987 to the 2014 are listed below:

Themes for World No Tobacco Day

  • The theme for 1987 was “1st Smoke-free Olympics (1988 Olympic Winter Games – Calgary)”.
  • The theme for 1988 was “Tobacco or Health: choose health”.
  • The theme for 1989 was “Women and tobacco: the female smoker: at added risk”.
  • The theme for 1990 was “Childhood and youth without tobacco: growing up without tobacco”.
  • The theme for 1991 was “Public places and transport: better be tobacco free”.
  • The theme for 1992 was “Tobacco free workplaces: safer and healthier”.
  • The theme for 1993 was “Health services: our windows to a tobacco free world”.
  • The theme for 1994 was “Media and tobacco: get the message across”.
  • The theme for 1995 was “Tobacco costs more than you think”.
  • The theme for 1997 was “United for a tobacco free world”.
  • The theme for 1996 was “Sport and art without tobacco: play it tobacco free”.
  • The theme for 1998 was “Growing up without tobacco”.
  • The theme for 1999 was “Leave the pack behind”.
  • The theme for 2000 was “Tobacco kills, don’t be duped”.
  • The theme for 2001 was “Second-hand smoke kills”.
  • The theme for 2002 was “Tobacco free sports”.
  • The theme for 2003 was “Tobacco free film, tobacco free fashion”.
  • The theme for 2004 was “Tobacco and poverty, a vicious circle”.
  • The theme for 2005 was “Health professionals against tobacco”.
  • The theme for 2006 was “Tobacco: deadly in any form or disguise”.
  • The theme for 2007 was “Smoke free inside”.
  • The theme for 2008 was “Tobacco-free youth”.
  • The theme for 2009 was “Tobacco health warnings”.
  • The theme for 2010 was “Gender and tobacco with an emphasis on marketing to women”.
  • The theme for 2011 was “The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control”.
  • The theme for 2012 was “Tobacco industry interference”.
  • The theme for 2013 was “Ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship”.
  • The theme for 2014 was “raise taxes on tobacco”.
  • The theme for 2015 was “Stop illicit trade of tobacco products”.
  • The theme for 2016 was “Get ready for plain packaging”.
  • The theme for 2017 was “Tobacco – a threat to development”.
  • The theme for 2018 is “Tobacco and heart disease”. It will focus on the cardiovascular health.

World No Tobacco Day Quotes

“Giving up tobacco is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I’ve done it thousands of times.” Mark Twain

“Tobacco kills. If you’re killed, you’ve lost a very important part of your life.” Brooke Shield

“The True Face of Tobacco Is disease, death and horror- not the glamour and sophistication the pushers in the tobacco industry try to portray.” David Byrne

“Much smoking kills live men and cures dead swine.” George D. Prentice

“The best way to stop smoking is to just stop – no ifs, ands or butts.” Edith Zittler

“Cigarettes are killers that travel in packs.” Author Unknown

“Quoting like Tobacco is the dirty habit to which i am devoted.” Carolyn Heilbrun

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