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World No Tobacco Day May 31,2022
June 3, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
This is WHO initiated annual event which take place every year on May 31, 2022. The event is named “World No Tobacco Day”. This year WNTD 2022 is entitle “Tobacco: Threat to our environment”. It took place in Inter luxury Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It was organized in the context of an event comprising keynote speeches, seminaries and discussion, aiming to create awareness and act up on tobacco’s threat to our environment. The event gathered wide range of stakeholders in AASFI and others together and its expected outcome was to create awareness and advocate for legal frame to protect the environment from tobacco threat. The participants were EFDA, FMHCA, WHO representative, MCDO, MWECS, HDAMA, and different medias. The workshop was organized into three main sessions. Keynote speeches, paper seminaries on different themes, and participant discussion. The main points raised during the paper seminaries and discussion were broadly categorized as follows:
- Tobacco lifecycle and its threat to environment: the lifecycle includes cultivation, production, distribution, consumption, and post-consumption wastes.
- Tobacco use and its effects on health, social and economy
- Strengthen policy actions to prevent tobacco-induced environmental harms.
The participants reflected on the idea of legal frame work to that aim at controlling the in and out activities of tobacco industries, tobacco waste management and others. The event was productive since it involved different stakeholders and broadcast its main them through different media outlets. Final remarks were given by EFDA deputy manager general.