Why is ‘World No Tobacco Day’ celebrated? Know the history and theme of World No Tobacco Day

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World No Tobacco Day 2024: ‘World No Tobacco Day’ is celebrated every year on 31 May all over the world. In Hindi, this day is known as World No Tobacco Day. Despite knowing the dangers of tobacco for health, a large number of people around the world consume tobacco in some form or the other. Consumption of bidi, cigarette and gutkha etc. increases the risk of many diseases. In such a situation, this anti-tobacco day is celebrated to make people aware, to quit tobacco and never touch it. Let us know when and why the need to celebrate No Tobacco Day was felt for the first time. Also, what is the importance of World No Tobacco Day.

According to Dr. Archit Pandit, working in the Surgical Oncology Department of Shelby Saner International Hospitals, many youngsters are turning to e-cigarettes, vaping, hookah and marijuana these days. Many people also argue in support of e-cigarettes and say that it is less dangerous. This is not so. E-cigarettes also contain nicotine, which harms the body. Every form of addiction is harmful. Nowadays, the risk of second-hand smoking is also increasing. Due to people smoking around, even a person who is not smoking, also unknowingly becomes a victim of that dangerous smoke. In fact, we should pledge to stay away from all types of addiction. Any tobacco product can cause a serious disease like cancer. Apart from this, other addictions also have extensive side effects on the body.

Celebration of World No Tobacco Day begins,

The World Health Organization first decided to celebrate World No Tobacco Day in the year 1987. The reason behind this was the continuous increase in the number of deaths due to tobacco consumption during that time. However, in the next year i.e. 1988, World No Tobacco Day was celebrated for the first time in the month of April. Which later started being celebrated in the month of May.

Importance of World No Tobacco Day-

Youth around the world are increasingly being attracted to and exposed to tobacco products. In such a situation, World No Tobacco Day is celebrated every year around the world to make people aware of the harm caused by tobacco consumption.

Theme of World No Tobacco Day 2024-

Every year a new theme is kept for World No Tobacco Day. The theme of World No Tobacco Day 2024 is ‘Protecting children from tobacco industry interference’ i.e. to protect children from the interference of the tobacco industry so that future generations can be protected.

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