World No Tobacco Day - Communications Campaign

24. 05. 2019

Dear national societies, In the lead up to World No Tobacco Day 2019 (31 May), which this year focuses on the harm to lung health caused by tobacco smoking, we have developed a number of social media materials that we invite you to share on your channels.

These include infographics and a short, social media friendly video featuring the ERS Advocacy Council Chair, Professor Jørgen Vestbo, which will be included on the WHO’s WNTD campaign website.

ERS and the European Lung Foundation will also co-host a twitter live chat focused on stopping the tobacco epidemic, where participants will discuss ways in which governments, organisations and individuals can help people to quit smoking – taking place at 15:00 CEST / 14:00 BST on 28 May. Everyone is welcome to take part in asking questions and discussing using the hashtag #NoTobaccoChat.

We also encourage our partners to support the social media activities of the WHO, who have prepared social media photo frames, banners, and infographics to be shared online during the week of 31 May. ERS will also host the World No Tobacco Day WHO awards ceremony in Brussels on 11 June – national societies are welcome to attend.

Details of the above activities and all materials mentioned can be found in the attached word doc.
We appreciate your support in highlighting the importance of this year’s WNTD campaign. Do get in touch with our comms team by emailing if you would like more information.

Best wishes,
ERS Communications Team

Event details

  • Date: 31 May, 2019
  • Aims:
    • Increase awareness of the negative impact that tobacco has on people’s lung health, from cancer to respiratory diseases
    • Highlight the fundamental role the lungs play in the health and well-being of all people

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