INTERNATIONAL ANTISMOKING DAY UNDER MOTTO "TOBACCO DEADLY IN ANY FORM" HELD IN YEREVAN

Arka News Agency, Armenia
June 1 2006

Yerevan, May 31. /ARKA/. The International day of struggle against
smoking has been held in Armenia under the motto "Tobacco deadly
in any form, under any mask". At his press conference, Coordinator
of the Tobacco Control Program, RA Ministry of Health, Alexander
Bazarchyan reported that people must know that all kids of cigarettes
are dangerous.

About 2,000 aged 35-69 die from tobacco-caused diseases in Armenia
every year.

On May 29, 1999, the World health conference made a decision
on elaborating a Framework antismoking convention approved 192
countries. On February 27, 2005, the convention took effect in
Armenia.