Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Nena Declared May 31, 1997, World No-Tobacco Day

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): June 3, 1997 - FSM President Jacob Nena proclaimed May 31, 1997, as World No-Tobacco Day in conjunction with the World Health Organization's 1997 theme, "United for tobacco-free world."

Governments, communities, groups and individuals are encouraged to become aware of the devastating economic and human costs of tobacco use; its health hazards; and take steps to control and prevent tobacco use among young people and encouraging participation in worldwide efforts of attaining "Health for All."

For further information on this release, please contact:

FSM Office of the President
Public Information: Press, Radio, Video
P.O Box 34
Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
Tel.: (691) 320-2548/2092
Fax.: (691) 320-4356