World No Tobacco Day 

Date, History, Theme and Significance

The World Health Organization (WHO) organizes World No Tobacco Day every year on 31st May. Let us understand the importance of this day in this post.

History of World No Tobacco Day

The World No Tobacco Day was initiated by WHO and its Member States in the year 1987. Tobacco is a global epidemic and a cause of disease and death among people. World No Tobacco Day was started to focus on safeguarding young people from getting trapped by attractive tobacco ads and marketing tactics of tobacco companies so that they can refrain from using nicotine and tobacco.

How to Observe World No Tobacco Day?

To observe this day WHO sponsors various no tobacco day awareness programs every year to highlight the risks that tobacco can cause to your health. Also, it encourages government authorities to ask tobacco manufacturers to abide by such policies so that it could reduce the consumption of tobacco and related products.

How Tobacco Companies Attract the Youth?

WHO is of the view that tobacco companies use different means to appeal to the youth with their products.

1. Flavoured tobacco, marketed with flavors     such as cherry, cotton candy, and bubble     gum.

2. Tobacco designed as USB sticks and         candies  to appeal to the young boys and      girls.

3. Tobacco firms falsely claim vaping          devices is less harmful.

4. It also includes the use of paid celebrities      as well as influencers to promote these      deadly products

5. They also set point-of-sale marketing and      place tobacco products near sweet and      snack shops to make them more visible

Importance of World No Tobacco Day?

As much as 35 lakh hectares of cultivable land is used across the world to grow tobacco crops annually. Tobacco farming is also said to cause over 2 lakh hectares of annual deforestation.

World No Tobacco Day 2023 Theme

The theme of 2023 World No Tobacco Day is ‘We need food, not tobacco’. The theme is picked to convey the message to the tobacco producers to move to alternative farming like food crops so as to control the food crisis.

Tips to Stop Smoking

Here are some tips that might help people to leave smoking:

– Use therapy to replace nicotine

– Avoiding places like bars where smoking is     done openly

– Try to use sugarless gums, candies etc., to     resist the craving of tobacco

– Try to distract yourself from people      smoking tobacco and move to a smoke-     free zones

– Exercise regularly

– Try alternative relaxation techniques

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