Motion without Notice by Honourable Teboho Edwin Chaane on World No Tobacco Day

31 May 2011

Hon Deputy Chairperson, I move without notice:

That the Council-

Notes that today marks World No Tobacco Day, which is a day intended to highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption;

Further notes that tobacco usage is the second biggest cause of death globally, after hypertension, and is currently responsible for killing one in 10 adults worldwide; and

Takes this opportunity to extend its support to World No Tobacco Day and joins the rest of the world in calling for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption and encourage people to quit smoking.