May 31st is World No Tobacco Day, a global day of awareness about the death and diseases caused by tobacco. Governments and civil society organizations in Africa and around the world are taking action to raise awareness and save lives.
Get the facts about the dangers of tobacco and check out #AfricaNoTobacco on Facebook and Twitter to join the fight.
All across Africa, communities and governments are mobilizing to take on the tobacco industry for a healthier future. Share updates with your friends and family on Facebook and Twitter.
Without policy intervention, it is projected that by 2100, one in four of the world’s smokers will live in Africa. This would mean 572 million people in Africa addicted to tobacco.
We should not be depressed simply because the total free world market appears to be declining. Within the total market, there are areas of strong growth; particularly in Asia and Africa… It is an exciting prospect”.
− Leaked from an internal document of British America Tobacco
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