Introduction – World No Tobacco Day is observed on 31 May every year across the world to spread awareness about the harmful effects of tobacco. The main purpose of this global day is to highlight the risk that is related to the use of tobacco and protect the health of smokers. On this day, World Health Organization (WHO) encourages the campaign to inform about the adverse effects of using tobacco and promotes governments worldwide to draw up policies for helping common people to reduce smoking and usage of other tobacco products.
History – World Health Organization (WHO) passed a resolution in the year 1987 to observe World Tobacco Day on April 7, 1988. WHO inspired common people to quit smoke for 24 hours across the world on that day. They passed another resolution that declared that World No Tobacco Day will celebrate every year on 31 May in the year 1988. WHO also banned any kind of advertisement of tobacco products that may attract youngsters to spoil life by smoking in the year 2008.
Theme – The theme of World No Tobacco Day in the year 2022 is ‘’Tobacco: Threat to our planet’’ which marks the impact of tobacco on our environment from production, cultivation, waste, and distribution and waste after consuming it.
Significance – WHO will concentrate to campaign against the adverse effect of tobacco among common people this year all around the world. There are several campaigns, events, and many other activities are organized for educating people about the harmful effects of tobacco all over the world. The main goal of World No Tobacco Day is to encourage people about the harmful effects of tobacco products. Smoking tobacco causes several dangerous diseases such as lung diseases, diabetes, heart stroke, cancer, and many more. It also increases the risk of immune system problems such as rheumatoid arthritis.