World No Tobacco Day

This yearly celebration informs the public on the dangers of using tobacco, the business practices of tobacco companies, what WHO is doing to fight the tobacco epidemic, and what people around the world can do to claim their right to health and healthy living and to protect future generations. The Member States of the World […]

Stoptober

What is Stoptober? Stoptober is a 28 day long event run each October during which participants are encouraged to stop smoking. Public Health England created the annual campaign and continues to fund it. The idea is that participants pledge themselves to not smoke during the 28 day period, with a mind to giving up altogether. […]

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health. The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs […]

World COPD Day

World COPD is an annual event which takes place on the second or third Wednesday in November. It is organised by the 'Global initiative for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease' (GOLD) to improve awareness and care of COPD around the world. To find out more go to the GOLD website or visit the website of the British Lung Foundation (BLF)