May 31 is World No Tobacco Day. The member states of the World Health Organization began to observe this day in 1987. The main purpose of this day is to raise awareness about the harmful effects of tobacco, its possible diseases and preventive measures. To this day, efforts are underway to draw global attention to the dangers of tobacco use, the business practices of tobacco growers, and the measures taken by the WHO to deal with the tobacco epidemic. Due importance is given to educating people about what they can do to lead a healthy life.
This year, the WHO, together with various champions of health, will focus on highlighting the ways in which tobacco harms the environment in which you live. This year’s World Tobacco Day campaign will focus on raising awareness of the environmental impacts of the entire tobacco cycle, including the production, planting, production and distribution of toxic waste.
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Importance of World No Tobacco Day
According to WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Gebreius, smokers have a 50 percent increased risk of severe illness and death from the corona virus. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, tobacco use can cause four major noncommunicable diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic lung disease, and diabetes.
History of World No Tobacco Day
The World Health Organization passed Resolution 40.38 in 1987. The resolution called for April 7, 1988 to be declared ‘World No Smoking Day’. Finally, WHA 42.19 was adopted in 1988, calling for the observance of World No Tobacco Day on May 31 of each year.
World No Tobacco Day slogan
World No Tobacco Day is celebrated each year with a different theme. The goal of this person is to raise awareness about the harmful effects of any form of tobacco use and passive smoking.
The theme of this year’s World No Tobacco Day is “Protect the Environment”.