May 31: World No Tobacco Day

Every year, on May 31, World No Tobacco Day is being marked by the World Health Organization

Highlights

The day creates awareness about the dangers of using tobacco. The World No Tobacco Day initiative was adopted in 1987 by the WHO. The day also draws attention to more than 8 million deaths that occurs due to Tobacco. This year the day is celebrated under following theme

Theme: Protecting Youth

The theme focuses to protect youth from industry manipulation an preventing them from nicotine and tobacco use.

This year, on world no tobacco day, initiatives are to be brought in that will demonstrate the young generation on taking control of tobacco addiction.

Significance

The World Health Organization reports that around 17% of young people in the age of 15 and 24 are smoking. A person who starts smoking before the age of 20 is more likely to develop an addiction. Also, World No Tobacco Awards are distributed on this day.

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  • Dr.Cajetan Coelho
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    Health is wealth. Tobacco is injurious to health.