The Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs

World No Tobacco Day is observed around the world every year on 31 May. 

It was established in 1987 by the World Health Organisation to draw global attention to the tobacco epidemic and the preventable death and disease it causes. 

This year’s campaign focuses on tobacco and lung health.  It aims to raise awareness of the negative impact tobacco has on people’s lung health, from cancer to chronic respiratory disease.   For more information

How can you get involved?

Display posters at your service on the harms of smoking and benefits of quitting.  Here are some links to sites with free smoking cessation resources that you can either download or order.

Quit Victoria:

Commonwealth Department of Health

Disseminate Resources

Order some Quit kits and display at your service

  • Aboriginal Quit kits
  • Vietnamese Quit kits
  • Arabic Quit kits
  • Chinese Quit kits

Run an education session for staff

Invite a speaker to talk to staff on this year’s theme: smoking and lung health. 

Organise an event

Organising an activity or event is a great way to raise awareness about tobacco harms and to deliver brief interventions.


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