On every March 31st, the world celebrates “World No Tobacco Day”. World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed around the world every year on 31 May. It is intended to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption around the globe. The day is further intended to draw attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to negative health effects, which currently lead to nearly 6 million deaths each year worldwide, including 600,000 of which are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke. The member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) created World No Tobacco Day in 1987. In the past twenty-one years, the day has been met with both enthusiasm and resistance around the globe from governments, public health organizations, smokers, growers, and the tobacco industry.
World No Tobacco Day 2018 will focus on the impact tobacco has on the cardiovascular health of the people worldwide. Tobacco use is an important risk factor for the development of coronary heart disease, stroke, peripheral vascular disease.
Despite the devastating harms of tobacco to heart health, and the availability of solutions to reduce tobacco-related death and disease, knowledge among large sections of the public that tobacco is one of the leading causes of CVD is low.
Here we present you some impacts of smoking and consumption of tobacco products.
So, give up smoking. It kills. Smoking is injurious to health. Share this with your friends and aware them of smoking.
Source: Wikipedia and WHO