World No Tobacco Day May 20

(UNDATED) – This year’s theme for World No Tobacco Day is “protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use.”

World No Tobacco Day is May 31, 2020.

The global campaign will debunk myths and expose devious tactics employed by these industries. It will provide young people with the knowledge required to easily detect industry manipulation and equip them with the tools to rebuff such tactics, thereby empowering young people to stand up against them.

This is especially important right now as studies show that smokers have a higher risk for a severe case of coronavirus. 

Tobacco and related industry tactics to attract younger generations

  • Flavours appealing to children in smokeless tobacco, shisha. and e-cigarettes.
  • Promotion of tobacco products and the distribution of free samples at popular events for young people.
  • Advertising and product placement on movies and tv-shows and through social media platforms with paid influencers.

Individuals seeking help with quitting can call the Indiana Tobacco Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW. The Indiana Tobacco Quitline offers services to individuals 13 and older. Individuals can also search and enter their zip code to find local resources.