Tobacco Free Initiative

World No Tobacco Day 2012

31 May 2012

The theme of World No Tobacco Day is "tobacco industry interference". The global campaign will focus on the need to expose and counter the tobacco industry's brazen and increasingly aggressive attempts to undermine the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control as called for in the treaty's Article 5.3.

World No Tobacco Day 2012 provides an opportunity to educate policy-makers and the general public about the tobacco industry's nefarious and harmful tactics.

WHO urges all countries to put the fight against tobacco industry interference at the heart of their efforts to control the global tobacco epidemic and save millions of lives.

The World No Tobacco Day Award is given to individuals or organizations in recognition of their outstanding contribution in developing, implementing and promoting smoke-free policies and programmes.

Winners of the World No Tobacco Day Award

Director-General's Special Recognition of Contribution to Global Tobacco Control

  • People's Republic of China
    Professor Chen Zhu
    Minister of Health

Certificate of Appreciation

  • Republic of the Philippines
    Atty. Francis N. Tolentino
    Chairman, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority
  • Republic of Korea
    Korean Association on Smoking or Health

WHO FCTC 10 year anniversary

Upcoming events

2nd Regional Smoke-free Workshop for World Heritage Sites and Cities: “Model Building and Strengthening the Alliance of Smoke-free World Heritage Sites and Cities”

3-4 December 2015 (Malacca, Malaysia)


Tobacco Free Initiative
Division of NCD and Health through the Life-Course
World Health Organization
Regional Office for the Western Pacific
P.O. Box 2932
United Nations Avenue
1000 Manila, Philippines