31st May Being Observes as World No Tobacco Day (Download PDF)


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Every year 31st may is being observed as World No-Tobacco Day (WNTD) across the world. The aim behind observing this day is to highlights the health risks by consumption all forms of tobacco and also to support useful policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

World No Tobacco Day

World No Tobacco Day

World No Tobacco Day

  • The day was founded in 1988 after resolution made by World Health Assembly for the celebration of World No Tobacco Day and from that time the observance of World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is supported by WHO.
  • WNTD is one of those eight official global public health campaigns which are obvious by the WHO.

Key facts:

WHO has released a report for World Tobacco in which following observations are made

  • Every year more than 7 million people were killed due to tobacco and smoking that’s way Tobacco becomes world’s biggest reason of unnecessary death.
  • According to the report till 2030 approximately 80 % of the deaths in developing nations will be causes because of tobacco.
  • The economic cost spend by the households of tobacco is approximately more than $1.4 trillion (1.3 trillion euros) spent each year.
  • It corresponds to nearly 2 % of the global gross domestic product (GDP).
  • Terrible environmental impact which was causes from tobacco production, distribution and waste were also highlighted in report.
  • This is the first time the environmental impact of tobacco use were included in report.
  • Deforestation causes because of tobacco farming in many countries.
  • According to the report tobacco industry produce four million tonnes of carbon dioxide annually.
  • The report has also suggested prohibiting the countries use of tobacco at workplace and indoor public spaces.

- Published/Last Modified on: June 8, 2017

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