World No Tobacco Day comes on May 31 of every year. It is celebrated around the world and intended to promote a 24-hour period of abstention from all forms of tobacco burning around the globe. The day is additionally designed to convey awareness to the general pervasiveness of smoking and to denying health effects, which currently lead to nearly 6 million deaths each year worldwide, including 600,000 of which are the result of non-smokers revealed to second-hand smoke. In 1987, the World Health Organization created World No Tobacco Day by members of the state. The Day has both excitement and endurance around the globe from governments, public health organizations, smokers, growers, and the tobacco industry in the past twenty-nine years.
“The world has the habit of making room for the man whose words and actions show that he knows where he is going.” – Napoleon Hill
History of World No Tobacco Day
In 1987, the WHO’s World Health Assembly announced Resolution calling for April 7, 1988, to be “a world no-smoking day.” The goal of the day was to promote tobacco users worldwide to abstain from using tobacco products for 24 hours, an action they hoped would provide assistance for those trying to quit. In 1988, Resolution WHA42.19 was established by the World Health Assembly, calling for the presentation of World No Tobacco Day, every year on May 31. Since then, the WHO has maintained World No Tobacco Day (WNT) every year, linking each year to a different tobacco-related theme.
“Smoking cigarettes is like paying to have your life cut shorter – the most foolish thing anyone can ever do.”
In 1998, the WHO established the Tobacco Free Leadership, an attempt to focus on international support and gestures on the global health issue of tobacco. The enterprise provides assistance for creating global public health policy, stimulates mobilization between organizations, and continues the World Health Organization Framework Convocation on Tobacco Control. The WHO FCTC is a global public health treaty approved in 2003 by countries around the globe as a document to execute strategies that work towards tobacco suspension. The World No Tobacco Day is one of the eight official world health campaigns marked by WHO, along with World Immunization Week, World Health Day (April 07), World Tuberculosis Day (March 24), World Malaria Day (April 25), World Blood Donor Day (June 14), World AIDS Day (December 01) , and World Hepatitis Day (July 28).
Themes of World No Tobacco Day
The past themes of World No Tobacco Day and World No Tobacco Day 2019 Theme are listed below
- 2020 – “Protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use.”
- 2019 – “Tobacco and lung health.”
- 2018 – “Tobacco and heart disease.”
- 2017 – “Tobacco – a threat to development.”
- 2016 – “Get ready for plain packaging.”
- 2015 – “Stop illicit trade of tobacco products.”
- 2014 – “Raise taxes on tobacco.”
- 2013 – “Ban tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship.”‘
- 2012 – “Tobacco industry interference.”
- 2011 – “The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.”
- 2010 – “Gender and tobacco with an emphasis on marketing to women.”
- 2009 – Tobacco health warnings.
- 2008 – Tobacco-free youth.
- 2007 – Smoke-free inside.
- 2006 – Tobacco: deadly in any form or disguise.
- 2005 – Health professionals against tobacco.
- 2004 – Tobacco and poverty, a vicious circle.
- 2003 – Tobacco-free film, tobacco-free fashion.
- 2002 – Tobacco free sports.
- 2001 – Second-hand smoke kills.
- 2000 – Tobacco kills, don’t be duped.
- 1999 – Leave the pack behind.
- 1998 – Growing up without tobacco.
- 1997 – United for a tobacco-free world.
- 1996 – Sport and art without tobacco: play it tobacco-free.
- 1995 – Tobacco costs more than you think.
- 1994 – Media and tobacco: get the message across.
- 1993 – Health services: our windows to a tobacco-free world.
- 1992 – Tobacco-free workplaces: safer and healthier.
- 1991 – Public places and transport: better be tobacco-free.
- 1990 – Childhood and youth without tobacco: growing up without tobacco.
- 1989 – Initial observance.
Other Celebrations on May 31
May 31 is also celebrated as
How to Celebrate World No Tobacco Day
Celebrating the World No Tobacco Day all over the world is to develop and encourage the general public to reduce and stop the use of tobacco, or it’s products of Tuberculosis as it may lead to some lethal diseases like cancer, heart problem, and even death. Somebody from a different region of the country, non-profit and public health associations get joined actively in the warfare celebration to get global success and concerns in giving placards, posters display with the latest theme and knowledge related to the harmful effects of tobacco use and its product smoking. You can use #WorldNoTobaccoDay to spread awareness in Social Media.