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International Day of No Tobacco
Catalogue Number:  31
Stamp Design:  Zdeno Brázdil
Stamp Engraving:  Martin Činovský
Date of Issue:  May 31, 1994
Printing:  Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague, Czech Republic
Print Technology:  Rotary-recess printing combined with recess printing
Print Run:  5,450,000
Graphic Motif on FDC:  Symbol of International Day of No Tobacco
Cancellation Design:  Zdeno Brázdil
Printing:  Kasico, a.s., Bratislava
Print Technology:  Offset
FDC Print Run:  10,000

31st May, designated International Day of No Tobacco by the World Health Organisation, provides the occasion for the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Public Works to issue a postage stamp on an anti-smoking theme. Its aim is to alert smokers, but especially the young and parents and teachers to the harmful effects of smoking.

We hope that the issuing of this stamp - at the suggestion of the National Oncological Institute in Bratislava - will lend support to the worthy aims of the international fight against smoking and foster increased interest in health in general among all generations. It is our belief that the transmission of such a message through visual art may be more effective than any inventory of unpleasant facts.

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