No Smoking Day in Armenia Date in the current year: October 12, 2024

No Smoking Day in Armenia October 12 is No Smoking Day in Armenia. It was officially established in December 2008 to commemorate the ratification of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. The Convention was adopted on May 21, 2003, but Armenia ratified it on October 12, 2004.

By ratifying the Convention, Armenia agreed to take the following measures:

  • reduce demand;
  • protect citizens from passive smoking;
  • regulate the contents and emission of tobacco products;
  • use warning labels on the packaging;
  • raise public awareness of the negative consequences of tobacco smoking;
  • restrict tobacco advertising;
  • restrict sales to minors.

These are just some of the provisions stated in the treaty. To emphasize the importance of the Convention, the government of Armenia established National No Smoking Day in 2008. The first celebration was held on October 12, 2009.

According to statistics, smokers constitute approximately 30% of the population of Armenia. That is why fight against cigarette smoking is one of the most important public health issues in this country. No Smoking Day in Armenia is marked with numerous awareness events that aim to educate smokers about detrimental effects of tobacco and encourage them to quit.

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