The Secretary-General Quote on the occasion of International World No Tobacco Day

31 May 2013

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
QUOTE ON THE OCCASION OF INTERNATIONAL
WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY

31 May 2013

Tobacco use is one of the top threats to human health, killing half the people who use it. When we reduce people’s exposure to tobacco advertising, we reduce the likelihood that they will start to use tobacco.

I urge all countries to live up to their commitments under the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control – and implement a comprehensive ban on all tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship.

Banning tobacco promotion saves lives.