Thursday, 1 February 2018

WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY 2015 COMMEMORATION, NATA- BOTSWANA

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On May 29th 2015, ATN joined joined hundreds of people in Nata Village to commemorate the World No Tobacco Day 2015. The commemoration was held under the theme 'Stop illicit trade of tobacco products'. This theme addressed the current challenge faced by many countries, Botswana included, of illicit trade of tobacco products that continue to jeopardize people's health.

According to the WHO website, Illicit trade is not a problem just in high-income countries; almost all countries throughout the world are subject to illicit trade in some form or another. In response to the threat posed by illicit tobacco trade, the international community negotiated and adopted in November 2012 the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products, the first protocol to the WHO FCTC.

The aim of the campaign was therefore to educate the public on how illicit trade of tobacco products has affected young people's health due to their easy accessibility as well as affordability as they are sold at lower prices. Furthermore the campaigned raised an awareness on how the illicit trade undermine tobacco control policies, among others. 

We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude  to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids for the immense support!









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