STOWELINK JOINS WORLD NO TOBACCO WEEK SESSIONS WITH KETCA.

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World No Tobacco Day is observed annually on May 31. world No Tobacco Day is observed on May 31 every year to highlight the risk associated with the use of tobacco. The annual campaign is an opportunity to raise awareness to help reduce use and protect the health of the people.

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The World Health Organization (WHO) promotes World No Tobacco Day each year to highlight the health risks of using tobacco and to encourage governments to put policies into action that help to reduce smoking and the use of other tobacco products.

According to WHO, tobacco use kills more than 8 million people around the world each year. Smoking any kind of tobacco reduces lung capacity and increases the severity of respiratory diseases. COVID19 is an infectious disease that primarily attacks the lungs. Due to which, research suggests that smokers are at higher risk of developing severe COVID-19 outcomes and death.

The theme of the World no Tobacco Day 2020 is ‘Protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use’. A theme that was well curated and very timely. To this end Stowelink was invited by KETCA, which is the unifying voice for civil society organizations (CSOs) fighting against tobacco and its deadly effects in Kenya, to discuss on various themes around tobacco, the tobacco industry and the youth. These heated conversations were broadcasted to a national audience in a bid to increase education and awareness on tobacco, its effects and why the youth especially should be more concerned.

Watch these conversations on the links below:

YOUTH SESSION

 

INDUSTRY LEADERS SESSION

 

Lets change lives

Let’s save lives

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