World No Tobacco Day


Qatar - stamp World No Tobacco DayWorld No Tobacco Day is celebrated around the world every year on 31 May. This yearly celebration informs the public on the dangers of using tobacco, the business practices of tobacco companies, what WHO is doing to fight the tobacco epidemic, and what people around the world can do to claim their right to health and healthy living and to protect future generations.


Slovakia - stamp World No Tobacco Day 1994The Member States of the World Health Organization created World No Tobacco Day in 1987 to draw global attention to the tobacco epidemic and the preventable death and disease it causes. In 1987, the World Health Assembly passed Resolution WHA40.38, calling for 7 April 1988 to be a "a world no-smoking day." In 1988, Resolution WHA42.19 was passed, calling for the celebration of World No Tobacco Day, every year on 31 May.


1990   Childhood and youth without tobacco: growing up without tobacco

1991   Public places and transport: better be tobacco free

1992   Tobacco free workplaces: safer and healthier

1993   Health services: our window to a tobacco free world

1994   Media and tobacco: get the message across

1995   Tobacco costs more than you think

1996   Sport and art without tobacco: play it tobacco free

1997   United for a tobacco free world

Poster for World No Tobacco Day by WHO1998   Growing up without tobacco

1999   Leave the pack behind

2000   Tobacco kills, don't be duped

2001   Second-hand smoke kills

2002   Tobacco free sports

2003   Tobacco free film, tobacco free fashion

2004   Tobacco and poverty, a vicious circle

2005   Health professionals against tobacco

2006   Tobacco: deadly in any form or disguise

2007   Smoke-free environments

2008   Tobacco-free youth

2009   Tobacco health warnings





World No Tobacco Day on the WHO website.



Stamp catalogue - 1994


Slovakia                      31 May 1994



Stamp catalogue - 2001


Bangladesh                  31 May 2001



Stamp catalogue - 2005


Tunisia                        31 May 2005









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last revised: 5 July 2009