World No Tobacco Day 2021: Learn why World Tobacco Day is Celebrated

World No Tabacco Day

World No Tobacco Day is observed on 31 May every year across the world, to make people aware of the health hazards caused by tobacco and to stop the use of tobacco. is celebrated.

World No Tobacco Day 2021: The fun of tobacco can become a punishment for a lifetime. Knowing this, a large number of people across the world are consuming tobacco in some form and inviting fatal diseases. 

To prevent such people from consuming tobacco and to make them aware of the health damage caused by tobacco, World No Tobacco Day (World No Tobacco Day) is observed on 31 May every year worldwide. Day) is celebrated. Every year a special theme is organized for this day. In this year i.e. 2021, its theme 'Commit to Quit' has been kept.

This is how this day started

The celebration of No Tobacco Day was started in 1987 by the World Health Organization (WHO), given the increase in deaths due to tobacco consumption. 

Though the day was celebrated on 7 April 1988 for the first time on the occasion of the World Health Organization's anniversary, after this the WHO42.19 resolution passed on 31 May 1988, the day began to be celebrated on 31 May every year.

That's why this day is celebrated

The purpose of celebrating this day is to convince people that eating tobacco and smoking is very harmful to health. Due to its consumption, there is a serious threat to their health and many kinds of life-threatening illnesses enter the body. 

Therefore, it should always be avoided. Those who are consuming tobacco, raw tobacco, bidi-cigarette, pan masala, or hookah in any way, are encouraged to quit tobacco by explaining its damage. It is also explained to those youth who can start it.

Programs are themed

The World Health Organization sets a special theme for World No Tobacco Day every year. For this year i.e. 2021, the theme of this day is 'Commit to Quit'. The programs that are organized every year on World No Tobacco Day are based on this particular theme. 

Due to Corona, most of the programs will be conducted online / digital this year. In the same order, a poster and slogan competition has been organized by Health Department on the subject "Committed to quit tobacco" from May 20, which will be conducted online / digital medium till June 10, 2021.

These diseases are caused by tobacco

Consumption of tobacco or using it in any form is not one, but there is a risk of many kinds of life-threatening diseases. These include many more serious diseases like lung cancer, liver cancer, oral cancer, erectile dysfunction, heart disease, colon cancer, uterine cancer.

Also know

Around 80 percent of men worldwide consume tobacco, but the number of women is also increasing.

About 10 percent of the world's smokers are in India.

According to the World Health Organization, about 125 countries in the world produce tobacco.

India is at number six in terms of tobacco exports, the remaining five countries include Brazil, China, America, Malawi, and Italy.

Compared to other countries, the number of people dying of tobacco-related diseases in India is increasing very fast.

Despite not smoking, facing his smoke increases the risk of heart and brain diseases.

Substances like nicotine, carbon monoxide present in smoke cause diseases. 

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