The call for nominations for the World No Tobacco Day 2020 awards is now open!

22 January 2020

WHO is calling for nominations of individuals or organizations in each of the six WHO Regions for their accomplishments in the area of tobacco control. The nominee must have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the policies and measures contained in the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and its guidelines, particularly in relation to the theme of World No Tobacco Day, “Protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use“. The World No Tobacco Day 2020 global campaign will serve to:

  • Debunk myths and expose manipulation tactics employed by the tobacco and nicotine industries, particularly marketing tactics targeted at youth, including through the introduction of new and novel products, flavours and other attractive features;
  • Equip young people with knowledge about the tobacco and nicotine industries’ intentions and tactics to hook current and future generations on tobacco and nicotine products; and
  • Empower influencers (in pop culture, on social media, in the home, or in the classroom) to protect and defend youth and catalyse change by engaging them in the fight against Big Tobacco.

In total, there will be a maximum of six WNTD awards per WHO region, with up to two possible awardees being granted special recognition by means of a WHO Director-General Special Recognition Award. And WHO HQ will announce the awardees in WHO Tobacco Free Initiative’s website site five days before 31 May. Anyone can submit nominations so please feel free to share this information with your network.

For further details and instructions on submitting a nomination, please visit:

The deadline for submissions of nominations is Friday, 6 March 2020, at 17:00hrs (GMT).

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Thank you for your support always.

Tobacco Free Initiative

WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific