Call to register: Webinar for media in lead up to World No Tobacco Day

[Video recording of the webinar] We welcome you to register for an exclusive media webinar in the lead up to this year's World No Tobacco Day, where noted tobacco control experts will present and respond to questions live!

Date: Tuesday, 26th May 2015

Time: 1:00pm Central European Time, 7:00am Eastern Standard Time, 4:30pm Indian Standard Time
(check for your local time)
Duration: 60 minutes

To register, click here 

Why join?

On 31st May 2015, public health advocates around the world will observe World No Tobacco Day. Tobacco use is a global health epidemic, with one person dying every six seconds from a tobacco-related disease. Despite decades of research documenting the devastating impact of tobacco use on health, many smokers are still unaware of the specific harms caused by tobacco use and underestimate risks to themselves and others.

Graphic health warnings on tobacco packaging are an effective platform for highlighting the health consequences of smoking, especially amongst populations where literacy is low. Now, more than 63 countries have introduced graphic health warnings - they motivate smokers to quit, and discourage non-smokers from starting. In Brazil, for example, two thirds of smokers said the warnings made them want to quit, while in Singapore 71 percent of smokers said they knew more about the health effects of smoking because of the warnings. Because this measure to reduce tobacco use is so effective, the tobacco industry is taking legal action against countries introducing or enlarging graphic health warnings.

During this webinar find out more about tobacco packaging and labelling, and other key tobacco control measures, from experts working around the globe.

Join this webinar if you’d like to understand:
  • What are the major challenges in tobacco control
  • What progress has been made in advancing tobacco control
  • How the global community can work to improve tobacco control 
About the Experts:
To register, click here 

We look forward to hearing your voices and questions in this discussion. And, as always, please email us at with questions, comments and suggestions.