The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

World No Tobacco Day 2016

poster-baby-ULWorld No Tobacco Day takes place every year on May 31.

The theme for 2016 was Get Ready for Plain Packaging.

Plain packaging is an important demand reduction measure that reduces the attractiveness of tobacco products, restricts use of tobacco packaging as a form of tobacco advertising and promotion, limits misleading packaging and labelling, and increases the effectiveness of health warnings.

Guidelines to Articles 11 and 13 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) recommend that Parties consider adoption of plain packaging.

Find out more on the WHO website (and see more links below).

Read about the major developments that occurred on WNTD 2016

Get involved

We asked members to send in photos that illustrated what they were doing to Get Ready for Plain Packaging. Thanks to FCAers (pictured above) at Fundação do Câncer in Brazil for being the first to submit.

View more images in our slideshow.

Read about activities in the Pacific Islands.

FCA members were also among the winners for the WNTD awards.

Resources for tobacco control advocates

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