The World No Tobacco Day is celebrated on May 31st each year to raise awareness of the adverse effects of tobacco use.
The World Health Organization has marked May 31 as World No Tobacco Day. This day is celebrated every year to highlight the adverse effects of smoking and tobacco use. This day aims to help people understand the harm tobacco can do to their bodies in stopping the use of tobacco and other second-hand smoke.
Each year, the World Health Organization issues a new theme to highlight this particular area. The theme for this year is "Tobacco and Lung Health". The main objectives of the WHO-sponsored campaign this year are:
- Raising awareness of the negative effects of tobacco use on the lungs leading to chronic respiratory disease and even cancer.
- The key roles that the lungs play in supporting human body
Adverse effects of tobacco
Tobacco use should be discouraged as much as possible. It triggers the risk of many chronic diseases and can also lead to cancer.
Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer. If you are a chain smoker you need to stop smoking as soon as possible. Even passive smoking is harmful to your health. Passive smoking also increases the risk of lung cancer.
Chronic Respiratory Diseases
Smoking can also lead to chronic respiratory diseases that can cause problems for a lifetime. The problem is worsening among people who started smoking at a young age.
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Even if you are not a smoker, you are still susceptible to lung disease. If someone around you regularly smokes or you are most often surrounded by smokers, you have a higher risk of developing lung disease. Secondhand smoke is extremely harmful to children and toddlers. So ask your friends, family and friends to stop smoking.
Poorer condition for TB patients
TB affects the patient's lungs, and smoking or secondhand smoke aggravate the situation for such patients. It can even lead to respiratory failure. Smoking can also lead to TB. Smoking increases TB risk.
Increased air pollution
Smoking is also harmful to the environment. If you smoke, you contribute to environmental pollution. It also increases air pollution indoors.
The World Health Organization will also focus on implementing tobacco control measures. WHO also encourages other organizations and individuals to tackle tobacco use.
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Written by: Varsha Vats
Source: Onlymyhealth Editorial Team May 30, 2019