No Tobacco Day
No Tobacco Day is celebrated on May 31 every year around the world. It is a 24 -hour period of self-control from of tobacco use across the globe. No Tobacco Day is not a public holiday. Tobacco kills almost six million people each year and more than 600 000 are non-smokers breathing second-hand smoke. No Tobacco Day is a day for people, non-governmental organizations and governments organize various activities to make people aware of the health problems that tobacco can cause.
On No Tobacco Day, public marches with colorful banners. People go to public places to support people to stop smoking. Advertising campaigns and educational programs are held on this No Tobacco Day. The member states of the World Health Organization created World No Tobacco Day in 1987.
Smoking is injurious to health:
World No Tobacco Day has been met with both passion and struggle across the globe from governments, public health organizations, smokers, growers and the tobacco industry.
WHO everywhere mark the importance the health risks connected with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco use. Tobacco use is the single most avoidable cause of death worldwide and is currently responsible for killing one in 10 adults worldwide.
A complete ban of all tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship is required under the WHO Framework Convention for Tobacco Control. Verification shows that complete advertising bans guide to reductions in the numbers of people starting and continuing smoking.
The figures show that banning tobacco advertising and sponsorship is one of the most cost-effective ways to reduce tobacco. In India most of the schools and colleges are closed at this time. We need an extra no-tobacco day at some suitable time so that students get a chance to know about the tobacco-problem. The World Health Organisation selects theme of the 2013 is “Ban tobacco advertising, promotion and support”.
No Tobacco Day is celebrated on 31st May every year.