Ideas For Easy-to-do Joint Wntd Activities
A number of global partnerships are working on joint WNTD activities. Below are some ideas for easy-to-do solidarity projects/actions that can be incorporate
along with global partner into respective WNTD activities.
Bringing Home Tobacco'S Global Toll
Hold solidarity "funeral processions" for the 100 million people that the tobacco industry killed worldwide last century. Message: if the tobacco industry is not controlled, it will kill 1 BILLION people this century. End with a rally and/or press conference.
What Big Tobacco'S Up To Around The World
Put together a simple exhibit of tobacco advertising from around the world to display at your WNTD event or in a public place. In particular, you may want to focus on sports.
Gather Support For A Tobacco Control Initiative Abroad
Involve your community in supporting a tobacco control initiative. Write up a short petition and/or a sample letter in support of the campaign. Collect as many signatures as you can at your event. After your event, send the petitions/letters to your partner to use in bolstering political support for the campaign. Alternative: have event attendees sign a banner with a message of support (e.g. "Maryland supports smoke-free hospitals in Romania!"), that your global partner can use at public events, demonstrations, & press conferences.
Exchange Messages Of Solidarity
Message of solidarity to be read aloud, included in press packets, and/or publicly displayed. If you work with youth, you may want to exchange multiple short messages of solidarity to be read by many different youth or otherwise incorporated into your activities.
Use good visuals and human interest stories to gain media coverage.