Webinar: Fighting Tobacco Product Waste

Webinar: Fighting Tobacco Product Waste
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In line with 2022 World No Tobacco Day: Poisoning our Planet, the World Health Organization is hosting a webinar in light of World No Tobacco Day 2022 entitled Fighting Tobacco Product Waste.

Tobacco control experts and environmental advocates from around the world will join our roundtable discussion to connect the dots between Extended Producer Responsibility, tobacco industry liability and polluter pays principle. Panelists will discuss policy options for mitigating tobacco product waste, which will include case studies from Kigali and San Francisco

WEBINAR: Fighting Tobacco Product Waste

DATE: June 2nd, 2022

TIME: from 7:00AM until 8:30AM EDT, Washington DC time

  • 4:00AM – Los Angeles, Vancouver
  • 5:00AM – Belmopan, Guatemala City, Managua, San José (CR), San Salvador, Tegucigalpa
  • 6:00AM – Bogota, Mexico City, Panama City, Kingston, Lima, Quito
  • 7:00AM – Asunción, Bridgetown, Caracas, Castries, Georgetown, La Havana, La Paz, Nassau, Ottawa, Port-au-Prince, Port of Spain, San Juan, Santiago, Santo Domingo, Washington DC 
  • 8:00AM –  Buenos Aires, Brasilia, Montevideo, Paramaribo
  • 1:00PM – Geneva, Madrid

(click here for additional time zones not listed)




  1. To shed light on the global detrimental impact of tobacco product waste on environment, economy, societies, human health, biodiversity and water bodies

  2. To provide clarity on the policy concept of Extended Producer Responsibility and its practical application by presenting case studies

About World No Tobacco Day 2022

The harmful impact of the tobacco industry on the environment is vast and growing adding unnecessary pressure to our planet’s already scarce resources and fragile ecosystems. Tobacco kills over 8 million people every year and destroys our environment, further harming human health, through cultivation, production, distribution, consumption, and post-consumer waste.

Learn more about the impact of the tobacco industry on the planet, how it hides it, and what can be done to make the tobacco industry accountable for the environmental destruction. Visit the campaign page at:

World No Tobacco Day campaign

World No Tobacco Day poster

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