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World NO Tobacco Day 2017

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This year World No Tobacco Day 2017 will be celebrated on Wednesday 31st May 2017 under the theme, "Tobacco - A threat to development". The National Drug Abuse Control Council - Belize, Ministry of Health will be teaming up with the Belize Cancer Society for the first time to commemorate this important event that will showcase the dangers of smoking tobacco (Causes and Effect), to create awareness of the health dangers that are associated with Tobacco Consumption and to highlight the use of tobacco products, tobacco control and sustainable development.

World No Tobacco Day 2017 is also a day where we recognize that Belize is a Signature of the Frame Work Convention on Tobacco Control.

This years activity will be held at The Belize Cancer Society headquarters at Mercy LaneĀ  in Belize City from 9:00am to 3:00pm with an opening ceremony that will include addresses from the Ministry of Health, Paho/WHO Belize Office and the Cancer Society followed by an all day information fair with participation of NDACC, Hecopab, Cancer Society and other agencies that work in the area of Tobacco prevention.