European Week Against Cancer takes place every year, starting on 25 May and ending on 31 May, which is World No Tobacco Day. To mark European Week Against Cancer 2020, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is sharing messages from the European Code Against Cancer, supporting the Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL) in promoting Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, and supporting the World Health Organization (WHO) campaign to raise awareness of how the tobacco industry is trying to attract younger generations of users.
On each day during the week, ECL is focusing on a different aspect of the cancer continuum, including primary prevention, cancer research, and tobacco control. The WHO campaign debunks myths and exposes tactics used by the tobacco industry, with the goal of providing young people with the knowledge required to detect industry manipulation and rebuff such tactics. The European Code Against Cancer lists 12 ways in which people can reduce their risk of developing cancer. Follow the IARC Twitter account, @IARCWHO, for more information on all of these topics.