World No Tobacco Day To Be Observed On May 31

Like other parts of the globe, the World No-Tobacco Day will be observed across the country on May 31, 2017, with the purpose of raising public awareness about the dangers of smoking.

The theme for World No Tobacco Day 2017 is “Tobacco, a threat to development.” It will propose measures that governments and the public should take to promote health and development by confronting the global tobacco crisis.

World Health Organization will celebrate the World No Tobacco Day on May 31 every year for highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce consumption.

Tobacco use is the second cause of death globally (after hypertension) and is currently responsible for killing one in 10 adults worldwide. The smoking could become a cause of 50 kinds of cancer diseases as of spreading 4700 chemical substances from a smothered cigarette and if prompt action was not initiated, the death rate would be increased up to ten million people by the year 2020 as result of the use of tobacco.

Seminars, workshops, and walks will be organized both at the government and private level to mark the event. Besides displaying banners and distributing awareness literature, leading healthcare institutions will organize conferences to highlight the complications caused to smokers, their family members, especially children.

Source: APP

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