Day of tobacco control in Armenia

Armenian government meeting held December 18 2008 {day-announced 10-12 October 12} {/ day} National Day of tobacco control.

Health Minister Hayk Darbinyan noted that the fight against the epidemic of tobacco use is one of the priority areas of public health around the world, including in Armenia.

¬ęDate October 12 was chosen because on this day in 2004, the National Assembly of Armenia ratified the framework convention of the World Health Organization's Tobacco Control ", — said A. Darbinyan.

In turn, Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan added that the Ministry of Diaspora has declared 2009 the Year of the Armenian people's movement against tobacco.

According to the government's decision on the official website of the executive power, at present about 30% of the adult population in Armenia are smokers, while 60% of smokers are the breadwinners for their families.

Recall that World No Tobacco Day celebrated annually May 31.