In Bankova, they demanded to protect young people from the manipulation of the tobacco industry
At the office of the President of Ukraine, OO Zhizn organized a briefing on World No Tobacco Day, the main theme of which this year was to protect young people from manipulation by the tobacco industry and prevent them from get involved in the consumption of tobacco and nicotine.
A briefing on World No Tobacco Day was posted on the Ukrinform YouTube channel.
“WHO calls on all countries to strengthen tobacco control through better regulation that ensures the full implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. We welcome the dialogue taking place in Ukraine on the harmonization of national regulations with the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and European Union regulations. It is very important to protect people, especially young people, from the advertising and marketing of tobacco and nicotine products. We urge everyone to be aware and aware of the risks associated with the use of tobacco products and to raise tobacco-free generations, ”said Dr Jarno Habitt, WHO representative in Ukraine.
Anastasia Bonkovskaya, leader of the Youth Tobacco Movement, said that one of the tobacco companies had sold IQOS cigarettes to her younger sister.
Campaign for World No Tobacco Day in the capital / Photo: Elena Khudyakova, Ukrinform
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru