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World No Tobacco Day

Say goodbye to tobacco for good! Join the global community in celebrating World No Tobacco Day and make a commitment to leading a healthier lifestyle.
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World No Tobacco Day on May 31 is the perfect opportunity to kick that unhealthy habit and live a healthier life! This day has been celebrated since 1988, when it was launched by the World Health Organization as part of their efforts to raise awareness about the dangers of smoking. Not only does quitting tobacco help reduce your risk of cancer and other serious health problems, but you’ll also save money in the long run since cigarettes can be expensive.

History of World No Tobacco Day

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World No Tobacco Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1987</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>WHO Resolution Passed</div><div class='timeline-text'>World Health Assembly passes resolution WHA40.38, calling for April 7, 1988 to be a "world no-smoking day."</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1988</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First World No Tobacco Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The World Health Organization launches the first World No Tobacco Day on April 7, sparking global awareness about smoking risks.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1990</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Change of Date</div><div class='timeline-text'>World No Tobacco Day is moved from April 7 to May 31 to serve as the concluding event of the World No Tobacco Week.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1996</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Theme and Award Introduction</div><div class='timeline-text'>WHO introduces annual themes for World No Tobacco Day and begins presenting its annual awards to groups for making significant efforts to control tobacco use.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2005</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>FCTC Agreement Fully Operational</div><div class='timeline-text'>WHO's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) becomes fully operational. It's the first international treaty negotiated under the auspices of WHO.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2018</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Focus on Cardiovascular Diseases</div><div class='timeline-text'>The theme for the World No Tobacco Day 2018 is "Tobacco and heart disease," focusing on the impact tobacco has on the cardiovascular health of people worldwide.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate World No Tobacco Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a protest</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends and family and make signs to protest the use of tobacco products. Make sure to follow local regulations for protesting.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Write letters to lawmakers</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Write letters to your local and state representatives advocating for stronger laws against the use of tobacco products.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Start a social media campaign</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Spread the word about World No Tobacco Day on social media. Post pictures, articles, and videos about the dangers of smoking and the importance of quitting.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Volunteer at a quit smoking clinic</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Volunteer at a quit smoking clinic to help those trying to kick their smoking habit. You can help by providing support, guidance, and motivation.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create an anti-smoking poster</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Design an eye catching poster to spread the message of quitting smoking. Hang your posters in public places or share them online.</p></div></div>

Why We Love World No Tobacco Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Tobacco has serious health risks</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Smoking tobacco has been linked to an increased risk of lung cancer, heart disease, stroke and other chronic illnesses. Each cigarette contains over 5,000 chemicals that are dangerous to your health. Quitting smoking is one of the most important steps you can take towards improved wellbeing and a longer life.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Secondhand smoke can also be dangerous to your health</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Secondhand smoke is just as harmful as smoking itself. Breathing in someone else's smoke increases your risk of developing serious illnesses such as asthma, COPD and even cancer. So if you want to protect yourself and those around you, stay away from secondhand smoke!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>No tobacco means a cleaner environment</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>In addition to its dangerous effects on our health, tobacco smoke can also pollute the air we breathe. Reducing the number of smokers in the world would lead to a cleaner atmosphere and more breathable air for everyone. National No Tobacco Day is an important reminder to make smart choices when it comes to our own health and the environment.</p></div></div>

5 Enlightening Facts for World No Tobacco Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Tobacco is the Leading Cause of Preventable Deaths Worldwide</h3><p class='facts-content'>According to World Health Organization, tobacco kills more than 8 million people each year, and more than 7 million of them are direct users while around 1.2 million are non-smokers exposed to second-hand smoke.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Smoking Harms Nearly Every Organ of the Body</h3><p class='facts-content'>Smoking and using tobacco products can be harmful to almost all organs in the body, causing many diseases and reducing the health of smokers generally.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Tobacco Companies Spend Billions on Advertising</h3><p class='facts-content'>Globally, tobacco companies spend tens of billions of dollars each year on advertising, promotions, and sponsorships to attract new users and keep current ones hooked.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Quitting Smoking Improves Health Almost Immediately</h3><p class='facts-content'>Beneficial health changes that take place after quitting smoking begin within as short as 20 minutes after the last cigarette and continue over years, including reducing risk for numerous diseases and improving health in general.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Most Smokers Want to Quit</h3><p class='facts-content'>According to the World Health Organization, amongst those who smoke, 60% – or even more – want to quit, but only a small fraction of them are able to do it on their own, highlighting the importance of help at multiple levels.</p></div></div>

World No Tobacco Day FAQs

When is World No Tobacco Day?

World No Tobacco Day is celebrated on May 31 every year. In 2024 World No Tobacco Day will occur on a Friday.

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