WHO Launches Campaign to Help 100 Million People Quit Smoking

WHO has begun a year-long global campaign for World No Tobacco Day 2021 - "Commit to Quit."  The new WHO Quit Challenge on WhatsApp and the publication "More than 100 Reasons to Quit Tobacco" has been released to mark the start of the campaign. The Covid-19 pandemic has led to millions of tobacco users saying they want to quit smoking. The campaign will support at least 100 million people as they try to give up tobacco through communities of quitters. WHO, together with partners, will create and build-up digital communities where people can find the social support they need. African campaign focus countries include Ethiopia, Nigeria and South Africa.

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