31st May in every year, all over the world will celebrating World No Tabacco. It is a campaign for reducing and preventing all the people from being a Tabacco Abuse or be a strict smokers.
Studies carried out after pictorial warnings were implemented showed that in Brazil 54% of smokers changed their opinion about the consequences of smoking as a result of the warnings. In Canada, 58% of smokers spent more time thinking about the health effects of smoking due to the warnings with images.
In Thailand, 81% of young people ages 13-17 said that the pictorial warnings made them think more about the health impact of smoking.
If you’d like your government to implement pictorial warnings on tobacco packages, encourage your representative to follow recommendations from WHO. More information can be found in the World No Tobacco Day 2009 brochure here.