May 31 2011 was World No Tobacco Day. Tobacco kills more than 5 million people per year. The World Health Organization (WHO) selected The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control as the theme of this year’s World No Tobacco Day. Take the quiz @ http://www.who.int/tobacco/wntd/2011/en/index.html . I did and scored 8 out of 10. I am sure you can do better. Let me know how you go.
AWCH belongs to a coalition of 41 organisations – Action on Smoking and Health Australia. Tobacco is Australia’s No.1 preventable cause of death and disease. Every year, it kills over 15,500 people – including one child every 10 days. It costs the nation over $31 billion – far more than the tax it raises http://www.nationaldrugstrategy.gov.au/internet/drugstrategy/publishing.nsf/Content/mono64 Currently ASH is campaigning in support of the Tobacco Plain Packaging Bill which has multipartisan support in the Australian parliament http://www.ashaust.org.au/default.htm
Anne Cutler, AWCH Program Manager