Photo story – Smoke-free 2018 World Nomad Games in pictures


The 3rd World Nomad Games took place in Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan, on 2­–8 September 2018. For the first time in the history of the Games, the event was declared smoke-free.

This initiative highlighted the incompatibility of sports games with tobacco consumption. It was the result of close collaboration between the Kyrgyz Government, the Secretariat of Nomad Games, the Ministry of Health and the WHO Country Office in Kyrgyzstan. Nearly half of the male population in the country smokes, and smoking is one of the leading causes of heart disease and stroke.