By: Mir M.Hosseini
After an assembly, the Ministry of Interior Affairs announced ban on smoking in public places on June, 1, 1976. The Ministry of Health published brochures and posters and other educational material, and prepared slides and short videos to raise public awareness regarding the smoking issue. Related organizations and ministries were also asked to coordinate activities regarding smoking ban.
However, international awareness against smoking did not convert to action until 1998, when WHO took the issue into its agenda. An international agreement on control of using tobacco was signed in 2003.
The killer that fits in your pocket : Tobacco is the fourth cause of disease in the world. Researches show that 1 out of 8 people lose their lives because of smoking reaching a total of 5,000,000 a year.
Smoking remains a problem specially in less developed countries, that's where developed countries do most of their advertising of cigarettes.
What is the outcome of Tobacco Uprising in Iran in 1891? In 2009, in Iran, American cigarettes are sold 1/4 of their prices in the US while it is impossible to smuggle in that amount of goods without consent of top officials.
A world non-smoking day has been agreed on with a different motto every year. Smoking kills, in any form.