World No Tobacco Day 2023: Grow food not tobacco

31 May 2023 is World No Tobacco day. While much has been written about the harmful effects of using tobacco and public health interventions to combat this, the theme this year moves to the growing of tobacco, hence the slogan “grow food, not tobacco”, a theme which dovetails with the need for sustainable food production in order to guarantee food security in the context of global change.

The campaign objectives are laid out succinctly on World Health Organization’s campaign web-pages:

From Wednesday 31 May there will be a display of books from our collection on various aspects of the tobacco epidemic, including some research pamphlets from current and former LSHTM authors.

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