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29th “World No Tobacco Day” Marked in Kaifu District

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An activity themed with “keeping tobacco away to maintain health” to mark the 29th “World No Tobacco Day” was observed at Hehuachi Community, Wangluyuan Street, Kaifu District on May 29, 2016. Volunteers have given away all the prepared new lunch boxes for cigarettes handed by passers-by in less than half an hour. The activity was organized by Civilization Office of Changsha City, and co-undertaken by Publicity Department of the CPC Kaifu District Committee, Civilization Office of Kaifu District, and Wangluyuan Street Community.
Background Information
World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed around the world every year on May 31. It is intended to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption around the globe. The day is further intended to draw attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to negative health effects, which currently lead to nearly 6 million deaths each year worldwide, including 600,000 of which are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke.[1] The member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) created World No Tobacco Day in 1987. In the past twenty years, the day has been met with both enthusiasm and resistance around the globe from governments, public health organizations, smokers, growers, and the tobacco industry.(Source:
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Translator: Yu Jiangjiang
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