Sunday, May 31, 2009

World No Tobacco Day 2009

World No Tobacco Day is observed around the world every year on May 31. The member states of the World Health Organization created World No Tobacco Day in 1987. It draws global attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to its negative health effects. The day aims to reduce the 5.4 million yearly deaths from tobacco related health problems. From 1988 the WHO has presented one or more World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) Awards to organizations or individuals who have made exceptional contributions to reducing tobacco consumption. On May 31st, 2008 the WHO called for a complete ban on tobacco advertising; the organization said studies establish a relationship between exposure to cigarette advertisement and starting smoking.

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Science Fair Project Information
Title: It is possible to distinguish between smokers and non-smokers by the sound and quality of their voice alone?
Subject: Medicine
Grade level: Middle School - Grades 7-9
Academic Level: Ordinary
Project Type: Experimental
Cost: Low
Awards: 2nd place, Canada Wide Virtual Science Fair
Affiliation: Canada Wide Virtual Science Fair (VSF)
Year: 2005
Description: In this experiment 40 participants', 20 smokers and 20 non-smokers, voice was recorded reading a standard text. Voices were evaluated by two minors, three adult voice experts and two non-expert adults.

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