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World No Tobacco Day

Posted 31 May, 2024

World No Tobacco Day 2024: protecting children from tobacco industry interference

31 May is World No Tobacco Day (WNTD). This year public health organisations from across the globe come together to amplify the voices of young people worldwide, as they call on governments to protect them from predatory tobacco marketing strategies.

These tactics employed by the industry exploit our youth, creating lifelong addiction to nicotine products for profit. Alarmingly, global statistics indicate that e-cigarette use among children exceeds that of adults in every region, with an estimated 37 million youth aged 13–15 using tobacco.

What can you do?

Young Australians who vape are three times as likely to take up smoking as those who have never vaped. The most effective way to act is by asking Senators to vote for the new legislation to reduce the devastating harm caused by vapes. You can also contact your local MP. 

Spread the message

If we work together, we can protect young people from a lifetime of nicotine addiction and pave the way for a smoke-free future. If you would like to share these important messages with your community, please feel welcome to use the provided social media assets and captions.

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  • This World No Tobacco Day, we're amplifying the voices of young people worldwide, calling on governments to protect against the predatory tobacco marketing tactics.  Together, we can protect people from a lifetime of nicotine addiction and pave the way for a smoke and vape-free future. Visit www.quit.org.au/world-no-tobacco-day  to find out more. 

  • This World No Tobacco Day, let's empower our young people and work towards a future where the tobacco industry's predatory marketing tactics are a thing of the past. Our children deserve healthy smoke and vape-free environments to grow up in. Visit www.quit.org.au/world-no-tobacco-day to find out more.  #WorldNoTobaccoDay 

  • Today is World No Tobacco Day, and [stakeholder / organisation / individual] to reflect on the importance of raising awareness on the dangers of tobacco use and nicotine addiction. For more information visit www.quit.org.au/world-no-tobacco-day   

  • This World No Tobacco Day we’re amplifying the voices of young people worldwide, calling on governments to protect against the predatory tobacco and vaping industry marketing tactics. By targeting young people, this harmful industry is seeking to create lifelong addictions to nicotine, putting profit before people. Alarmingly, global statistics indicate that e-cigarette use among children exceeds that of adults in every region. While an estimated 37 million people aged 13–15 use tobacco. Visit www.quit.org.au/world-no-tobacco-day to take action.  

  • If we work together, we can protect young people from a lifetime of nicotine addiction and pave the way for a smoke and vape-free future. Visit quit.org.au/world-no-tobacco-day to find out more. #WorldNoTobaccoDay 

Need support to quit?

Quitline 13 7848 is a warm, welcoming, confidential and free counselling service. Quitline counsellors can support you or throughout your journey to quitting smoking and vaping.

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