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Anti-Tobacco Day / World No-Tobacco Day (31 May)

World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is celebrated all over the world every year 31 May. This yearly celebration is to give awareness to the public on the threats of using tobacco, the marketing methods of tobacco businesses



World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is celebrated all over the world every year 31 May. This yearly celebration is to give awareness to the public on the threats of using tobacco, the marketing methods of tobacco businesses, what WHO is doing to fight the tobacco pandemic, and what people around the globe can do to claim their right to health and healthy living and to protect all the future generations.

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Anti-Tobacco Day / World No-Tobacco Day (31 May)

On The World No Tobacco Day 2020 we focus on: "How Does Tobacco Affect Your Life and Finances?"

The adverse result that tobacco can cause on people's lung health are cancer to Chronic respiratory disease. The Member States of the World Health Organization created World No Tobacco Day in 1987 to bring awareness to the people around the globe, diseases it causes, the preventable death, and the tobacco epidemic.

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The anti-tobacco day is further intended to draw attention to the disadvantages of widespread tobacco use and to negative health effects, which leads to deaths more than 8 million approximate worldwide each year, including the non-smokers 1.2 million who are being exposed to second-hand smoke.

Tobacco use can be very deadly, can cause serious illnesses like cancer to chronic respiratory diseases. Considering the tobacco users, chances are ten times higher than normal people.

Tobacco smoking is the main cause of Lung cancer, responsible for over two-thirds of lung cancer mortality globally. Non-smokers also have an increased chance of lung cancer due to second-hand smoke at home or in the workplace.

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As of cancer, tobacco smoking is the leading cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a condition that makes a painful cough and agonizing breathing difficulties as the result of a build-up of pus-filled mucus in the lungs. The chances of developing COPD is much higher in individuals who start smoking at a young age, this can also increase asthma, which reduces activity and contributes to disability.

An estimation of 60 000 children dies every year, before the age of 5 or lower due to respiratory infections caused by second-hand smoke. The ones who live on into young age suffer health consequences of second-hand smoke exposure. these childhood infections lead to increase risk of developing COPD in adulthood.

A smoking habit may lead to Tuberculosis (TB) to infect the lungs and reduces lung function, which is further exacerbated by tobacco smoking. There is nearly one-quarter of the world's population has potential TB, who smoke are twice their possibilities to fall sick with TB.

It also causes Air Pollution, smoking tobacco is a very dangerous sow of indoor air pollution. Tobacco contains up-to 7 000 types of chemicals, 69 among these are cancer-causing agents, may be invisible and odorless but it can stand still in the air for almost five hours. As a result this will end up with lung cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, and reduced lung function.

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