Message of the regional director, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, on the occasion of world no tobacco day, 31 May 2017

Every year on 31st May, we commemorate World No Tobacco Day to raise awareness on health and additional risks and dangers associated with tobacco use and exposure to tobacco smoke. The theme of this year’s World No Tobacco Day is "Tobacco – a threat to development." Tobacco use is a major barrier to sustainable development, with widespread impacts on health, poverty, global hunger, economic growth, gender equality, environment, education, finance and governance.

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