The ISGF Arab Region organized together with the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office and some experts a Zoom meeting in order to discuss the harmful side of smoking and its effects.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched on 31 May 2021 a year-long global campaign for World No Tobacco Day 2021 – “Commit to Quit”. This campaign aims to support 100 million people worldwide in their attempt to give up tobacco through various initiatives and digital solutions.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to millions of tobacco users wanting to quit. However, quitting tobacco is challenging, especially with the added social and economic stresses brought about by the pandemic. Worldwide, around 780 million people say they want to quit, but only 30% of them have access to the tools that can help them to overcome both physical and mental addictions to tobacco. Together with partners, WHO will provide people with the tools and resources they need to make a successful attempt at quitting.