World No Tobacco Day is celebrated every year on 31st May across the world. The purpose of celebrating this day is to spread awareness about the danger of tobacco. According to the World Health Organization, the theme of World No Tobacco Day 2022 is “Tobacco is dangerous for the environment”. Tobacco use causes great harm to health. On this special day, all kinds of information related to it is given. According to the World Health Organization, about 8 million people die every year from diseases caused by tobacco use. Tobacco use leads to heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes. Apart from this, the risk of type 2 diabetes also increases. Let us know the history of this day and its importance.
History of World No Tobacco Day
The World Health Organization started World No Tobacco Day in 1987 due to the increasing figures of diseases and deaths due to tobacco use. This day was celebrated for the first time on 7 April 1988. After this, after the passing of the WHO 42.19 resolution on 31 May 1988, this day was celebrated every year on 31 May.
That’s why this day is celebrated
The purpose behind celebrating this day is to make people aware about the harm caused by the consumption of tobacco. Tobacco is very injurious to health. Consuming it can lead to serious health problems like cancer. Every year lakhs of people die due to tobacco consumption. People are motivated to quit tobacco by telling about its harm. The youth are also explained about this so that they can start it.
what is the theme of this time
World No Tobacco Day is celebrated every year on some or the other theme. This year its theme is Protect the Environment. Last year the theme of World No Tobacco Day was Commit to Quit. Every year events are organized to celebrate this special day. These programs are based on this particular theme. During this, all kinds of information is given to the harm caused by tobacco consumption and to quit its habit. Youth also actively participate in these programs. They are also explained about this.