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Healthy Caribbean Coalition - Guyana Chest Society Report on activities for World No Tobacco Day 2011

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Preamble - At the beginning of the planning process an ambitious plan of activities was outlined to mark the occasion of World No Tobacco Day 2011. The prevailing environment and circumstances beyond our control lead to some activities having been cancelled or postponed. The fact that Guyana is currently working on draft comprehensive tobacco control legislation also overshadowed the activities.

World No Tobacco Day 2011 was celebrated on the 31st May, under the theme “Framework Convention on Tobacco Control”. The theme signified the need for Guyana and the wider international community to integrate the FCTC in the development process while accelerating its implementation at a country level.

The Guyana Chest Society was of the view that a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Health and the Pan – American Health Organization would provide a more effective WNTD 2011 Campaign.

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