In pictures: World no tobacco day

Published May 31, 2012
A campaigner holds a pack of cigarettes in front of a stand of tobacco boxes revealing how price tags can hide consumer warning notices. ? Photo by AFP
A campaigner holds a pack of cigarettes in front of a stand of tobacco boxes revealing how price tags can hide consumer warning notices. ? Photo by AFP
After decades of indifference, big businesses and the government are turning up the heat on smokers in South Korea, a nation with one of the developed world's highest male smoking rates. ? Photo by AFP
After decades of indifference, big businesses and the government are turning up the heat on smokers in South Korea, a nation with one of the developed world's highest male smoking rates. ? Photo by AFP
The Korean letters on the black cardboard (Right) read ?we are targeting you!? ? Photo by AFP
The Korean letters on the black cardboard (Right) read ?we are targeting you!? ? Photo by AFP
An Indian man smokes 'bidi', a small hand-rolled cigarette on ?No Tobacco Day? in India. A packet of 10 costs about 2 rupees while the cheapest cigarettes cost 1 rupee a piece. ? Photo by AP
An Indian man smokes 'bidi', a small hand-rolled cigarette on ?No Tobacco Day? in India. A packet of 10 costs about 2 rupees while the cheapest cigarettes cost 1 rupee a piece. ? Photo by AP
Activists dressed as cigarettes and ghosts stage a campaign against smoking. ? Photo by AP
Activists dressed as cigarettes and ghosts stage a campaign against smoking. ? Photo by AP
Indian Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi poses with a caricature of a cigarette for a campaign against smoking. ? Photo by AFP
Indian Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi poses with a caricature of a cigarette for a campaign against smoking. ? Photo by AFP
An activist carries mock tobacco boxes with a picture of diseased lungs to stage a campaign marking the World No Tobacco Day in Seoul. ? Photo by AP
An activist carries mock tobacco boxes with a picture of diseased lungs to stage a campaign marking the World No Tobacco Day in Seoul. ? Photo by AP
A man smokes a cigarette as he sits in his car on World No Tobacco Day. ? Photo by AFP
A man smokes a cigarette as he sits in his car on World No Tobacco Day. ? Photo by AFP

The World Health Organization (WHO) commemorates World No Tobacco Day on May 31 each year. Anti-smoking campaigns are being conducted world wide to educate people about the harmful affects of smoking.

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