September 22 – National No Smoking Day

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  • DECREE No 182-93

    Considering: That the use of tobacco in the population can induce children and youth to smoke and consume other drugs.

    Considering: It is widely proven that tobacco use causes lung cancer, cardiovascular and digestive diseases, as well as problems in the respiratory tract.

    Considering: That the fight against tobacco is worldwide and Honduras cannot be excluded from it.



    Article 1 – Declare NATIONAL NON-SMOKING DAY on September 22 of each year, for which all educational and health institutions, as well as all government agencies, will be notified to cooperate in the celebration of this day with various initiatives, for the health of the Honduran people.

    Article 2- This Decree shall enter into force as of the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.

    Given in the city of Tegucigalpa, Municipality of the Central District, in the session hall of the National Congress, on the twenty-seventh day of the month of September, nineteen hundred and ninety-three.

    Rodolfo Irías Navas
    President of the National Congress

    Rafael Leonardo Callejas Romero
    Constitutional President of the Republic.

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