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Breathe free, say no to tobacco

By Vaseline May31,2024
Breathe free, say no to tobacco

Anti-tobacco Day : Breathe free, say no to tobacco!

The World Health Organization (WHO) observes Anti-Tobacco Day, also known as World No Tobacco Day, as a global campaign to promote effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption and increase public awareness of the negative effects of tobacco use. The purpose of the day is to raise public awareness of the health hazards associated with tobacco use, including smoking and smokeless tobacco products. It also serves to emphasize the need to stop using tobacco and to motivate individuals, groups and governments to take action against it.

Anti-Tobacco Day aims to discourage smokers from continuing their habit and raise awareness of the devastating impact tobacco use has on people, families and communities. Anti-Tobacco Day contributes significantly to reducing the burden of tobacco-related diseases and promoting a healthy society by advocating tobacco control policies and increasing public awareness of them.

Date: World No Tobacco Day was established in 1987 by WHO member states to raise awareness of the tobacco pandemic and the preventable deaths and diseases it causes. World No Tobacco Day is celebrated worldwide every year on May 31.

The World Health Assembly adopted Resolution WHA40.38 in 1987, declaring April 7, 1988 as “World No-Smoking Day.” This resolution has historical significance. Resolution WHA42.19, adopted in 1988, stipulates that May 31 should be observed annually as World No Tobacco Day.

This annual event seeks to draw attention to the risks associated with tobacco use, the business practices of tobacco companies, the efforts being made by WHO to combat the tobacco epidemic, and the actions that individuals worldwide can take to protect future generations and their defend interests. right to health and well-being. people can help the cause by pledging to quit smoking, endorsing laws regulating tobacco use, and educating their friends, family, and community about the negative effects of tobacco use.

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