World No Tobacco Day 2010 in ASEAN


Aside from a Press Conference with female resource speakers from the Ministry of Women Affairs, Ministry of Education and other NGOs, and media interviews, Cambodia is preparing for a WNTD celebration on 28 May at the National Institute of Education, Phnom Penh.  Guests of honor include H.E. Mrs. Men Samorn, Deputy Prime Minister, H.E. Mrs. Ung Kathaphavy, Minister of Women Affairs and H.E Morm Bunheng, Minister of Health. 

Other participants are representatives from Women NGOs and Ministry of Women Affairs, University students, and Medicam members.The program includes a testimony by a patient suffering from tobacco related disease, a drama performance and speeches from the guests.(Contact:  Mr. Mom Kong, or Ms. Yeou Phallin,, Cambodia Movement for Health) Indonesia:The national commemoration of WNTD 2010in Indonesia is spearheaded by the Ministry of Health, and will be held on 31 May 2010 in Padang Panjang, which is a model smoke-free city.  The WHO Award will also be handed to the Padang Panjang Mayor as the Smoke Free Ambassador.  Other activities of the Ministry of Health are: §  Press Conference: prior to WNTD 2010§  TV Talkshow §  Demo§  Exhibitions§  Visit to Padang Panjang Other organizations such as LM3 will have a tobacco control poster competition.  The Tobacco Control Support Center(TCSC) will be choosing the recipient of  the 2010 Writing competition for Journalists, in coordination with LSPP.  Objectives are to show appreciation to journalists for their support to TC movement in Indonesia and to increase public awareness and concern about TC issues.  The competition started last June 2009, and ends May 15, 2010.  Categories are: Print media, TV production, blogs(Contact:  Ms. Kiki Soewarso, Media Officer, TCSC, Lao PDR:The WNTD 2010 in Laos will be held in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, WHO Laos and Ministry of Information and Culture.
Aside from emphasizing this year’s theme, another objective is to formally introduce the Tobacco Control Law of Laos to the media and the general public, and to launch the first issue of the Tobacco Control Newsletter,“Khobchai”
Media Advocacy Activities
– A brief press conference and interview with Deputy Prime Minister (Topics:
Theme of WNTD 2010 and Tobacco Control Law)
– A media workshop for local media (media from Capital city and provinces)
-WNTD Materials:
– Adapt WHO’s WNTD 2010 theme to local language: ‘Protect Women from Tobacco
Marketing’ and produce poad banners, brochures/factsheets
 (Contact:  Mr. Youda Konsengpengphet, Media Officer, Tobacco Control Task Force-Laos, Thailand:The WNTD festivities in Thailand will be led by ASH Thailand, in cooperation with other local NGOs and advocates.  An original design with the Theme:  Women:  Tobacco Industry’s Victims was developed by ASH Thailand, and will be used in all activities and printed materials..Activities:·         Media Tool kit      Fact Sheet WNTD 2010      Poster / Leaflet / Sticker / TV Stand      – TV Spot / Radio Spot    – Print Ad. / Mag. Ad      Collaterals: T-Shirt / Pin / Fan      Banner       Press conferences, 17 May      Visit TV Program, 22 May      Organize Special Event, 30 May       Tri media activities(Contact:  Ms. Chawala Pawaputhanond, Media Officer, ASH Thailand,  Vietnam:The WNTD activities for 2010 in Vietnam is a multi-sectoral effort: between Vietnam Steering Committee on Smoking & Health (VINACOSH), HealthBridge Canada (Smoke-Free Hanoi), Vietnam Public Health Association (Smoke free in 6 provinces), Ha Noi School of Public Health, Centre for Community Development Services – CDS (local NGO) – Smoke Free Halong. Family Health InternationalVarious activities:      On 24/05: Launch “Tobacco harm reduction initiatives”:       Bandroll & slogans (in Hanoi by HealthBridge and in 6 provinces by VPHA)       Posters (by WHO) to be distributed to provincial levels, central levels.       Public event (by WHO, HealthBridge, Hanoi school of public health, VINACOSH): Meeting and Performance: Dancing collective and cheers (500 students)       “Smoke free office” Workshop with the Government Office – support the Youth Union of the Government Office to launch an anti-smoking campaign (posters, leaflets, video clips) – by HealthBridge.       WNTD Marching in 6 provinces (Hai Duong, Thai Binh, Ha Tinh, Hue, Khanh Hoa and Dong Thap) by the VPHA       Press conference by the VPHA       Launch of Smoke-free home campaign by WHO and the Vietnam Women Union.       Work with Vietnam Students’ Association to organize forums (Topic: harms of smoking & the need of TC Law in 400 universities/colleges)       Launch “Media Competition” funded by American Cancer Society & BI       Writing articles, features, stories, etc.        Radio & television (TV spots, reportages, films, talk show, etc)(Contact: Hoang Minh Giap, Media officer, VINACOSH,, or Ms. Tran Thi Kieu Thanh Ha, Media and Advocacy Officer, Healthbridge, Canada-VN,

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