World No Tobacco Day 2023

Text detailing the 2023 World No Tobacco Day theme, "Grow Food, Not Tobacco" alongside IGTC logo, with a photo of wheat fields in the background

Tobacco growing subsidies enable a deadly industry, and tobacco growing itself causes irrefutable harms to the health of farmers, the public, and our planet. World No Tobacco Day (May 31) presents an opportunity to persuade governments to end tobacco growing subsidies and, instead, incentivize farmers to grow sustainable crops that improve food security and nutrition. IGTC is a Collaborating Centre of the World Health Organization (WHO) and a partner in the World No Tobacco Day 2023 initiative. We invite you get involved and raise awareness in the following ways: 


Online Quiz

Access now through June! Test your knowledge about the harmful effects of tobacco growing on farmers, our health, and the planet. Enter your contact info to reveal the answers and receive a FREE badge of completion.

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Make Food a Priority

Download a new infographic comparing consumer price data on rice vs. cigarettes in Bangladesh, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Pakistan, Philippines, Ukraine, and Vietnam. 

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Media Monitoring

An analysis of global media coverage using Tobacco Watcher indicates that over 2,500 news stories on tobacco farming were produced during the past five years. Much of this coverage details the harmful effects of tobacco growing upon the health of farmers, the public, and our environment. Follow the links below to access a sampling of articles on each topic:

Child Labor

Health Harms

Environmental Impact

Government Subsidies


Additional Resources

Explore WHO’s official campaign site for World No Tobacco Day 2023, the go-to source for additional announcements, an overview of campaign objectives, testimonials from former tobacco farmers, and information in a variety of languages.

WHO Campaign Site

Calls to Action

Questions and Answers

2023 Award Winners



Slideshow of media headlines and quotes from global news sources, describing some of the problems of tobacco farming, in English, Spanish, and Bahasa Indonesian