WNTD: Tobacco Tactics Editor Wins WHO Award; New Page on Targeting Youth


31 May is World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) – a global World Health Organization (WHO) campaign to raise awareness of the harms caused by tobacco use. And this year, Dr Raouf Alebshehy, Managing Editor of Tobacco Tactics, has received a WNTD Award from the WHO European Region, in recognition of nearly a decade of work in tobacco control.

Accepting the award at a ceremony held in Copenhagen, Dr Alebshehy said:

“It is a profound honour to receive this award. Highlighting the harms of the tobacco industry is key to protecting public health and I am delighted that my work in this area and generally in tobacco control has been acknowledged.

As I accept this award, I am reminded of the brave colleagues who have made profound sacrifices on the frontlines of healthcare, particularly in Gaza. Their courage and dedication serve as an enduring inspiration as we continue our collective fight against the tobacco pandemic.”

Tobacco Tactics, a key output of the University of Bath’s Tobacco Control Research Group (TCRG), is a knowledge exchange platform which provides essential information on the tobacco industry and its allies, and the strategies they use to undermine public health. It has become the global tobacco control community’s go-to resource to remain informed and updated.

The theme for the WNTD 2024 is Protecting Children from Tobacco Industry Interference. To mark the occasion, Tobacco Tactics has published a new page entitled Tobacco Industry Targeting Young People.

Read the news story on TCRG:

Bath Tobacco Tactics team manager recognised for global tobacco control achievements

See also:

World No Tobacco Day awards 2024: champions of the tobacco-free future

Peering through tobacco’s smokescreen: young people fight for clarity and freedom

Featured image: WHO Regional Office for Europe on LinkedIn

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