World No Tobacco Day

World No Tobacco Day will be observed on Thursday, May 31st this year! Hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO), this year’s theme is “tobacco industry interference.” Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death worldwide. Approximately 6 million deaths related to tobacco use occur each year, including 600,000 from second-hand smoke. If current trends continue, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), by 2030, approximately 8 million persons will die each year from tobacco use, and 80% of those persons will reside in low- and middle-income countries. World No Tobacco Day is meant to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption across the globe. To learn more click here.

 

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