'World No-Tobacco Day'
World No-Tobacco Day
Tobacco use can be fatal. Knowing this, a large number of people all over the world are consuming tobacco (bidi, cigarette, gutkha etc.) That is why, every year on 31 May, World No Tobacco Day is celebrated around the world to make people aware of the harm caused by tobacco consumption.
World No-Tobacco Day begins
In fact, in view of the continuous and rapid increase in the number of deaths due to tobacco use, the World Health Organization started celebrating World No Tobacco Day in the year 1987. Although this day was celebrated for the first time on 7 April 1988, but after that a resolution was passed on 31 May 1988 and since then this day was celebrated every year on 31 May.
Theme of the year 2021
Every year a theme is prepared for World No Tobacco Day and programs are organized accordingly. Last year i.e. the theme of the year 2021 is 'Commit to Quit' i.e. 'Commit to leave'.
Risk of diseases from tobacco use
Experts say that there is a risk of getting many serious and life-threatening diseases due to the use of tobacco. This includes diseases like lung cancer, liver cancer, oral cancer, colon cancer, uterine cancer, erectile dysfunction and heart disease.
Smokers have a higher risk of death from corona
Recently, the World Health Organization has warned that people who smoke and damage their lungs have a 50 percent higher risk of death from corona. Therefore, to reduce the risk of corona infection, it is better not to consume tobacco products like smoking.
Around 60 percent of tobacco users worldwide want to quit smoking. At the same time, this time WHO has started a global campaign with the slogan 'Commit to Quit' to celebrate World No Tobacco Day. Its objective is to wean 100 million people from tobacco use through digital tools. Also, this campaign can help in creating a healthy situation promoting tobacco cessation. On the other hand, smokers are more likely to suffer from heart disease, stroke, cancer, chronic lung disease and diabetes and smoking also weakens the immune system, which increases the risk of Covid-19 manifold.
Disclaimer Note: This article has been prepared on the basis of information given by the World Health Organization. The information and facts included in the article have been shared to increase your awareness and knowledge. If you have symptoms of any kind of disease or if you are suffering from any disease, then definitely consult your doctor.
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