NAKHON RATCHASIMA, 29 May 2014 – Nakhon Ratchasima Provincial Public Health Office is promoting the 2014 World No Tobacco Day.
The World Health Organization (WHO) sets May 31st of each year as World No Tobacco Day and the theme for this year is “Raise Taxes on Tobacco”. As for Nakhon Ratchasima Provincial Public Health Office this year, it is focused on promoting public places, work places, public transportation and homes as non-smoking areas, which is helpful to those who intend to quit smoking. Despite several years of encouraging smokers to break the smoking habit, quitting is remains difficult, considering the rate of only 2-3% of habitual smokers who successfully quit smoking each year.
However, the Thai Health Promotion Foundation, and the Acting on Smoking and Health Foundation, are encouraging the public to place no-smoking stickers in the no-smoking places determined by law and urging every organization to create a non-smoking environment at the workplace