Every year on May 31st, the World Health Organization and global partners celebrate World No Tobacco Day. This campaign focus around a chance to bring issues to light of the deadly and harmful impacts of Tobacco use.
This campaign increase awareness of:
- the adverse effect that tobacco has on individuals’ lung health, from chronic respiratory disease to cancer,
- the key role lungs play for the health and well-being of all people.
As per the Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2016-17,
19.0% of men, 2.0% of ladies and 10.7% (99.5 million) of all grown-ups as of now smoke tobacco.
29.6% of men, 12.8% of ladies and 21.4% (199.4 million) of all grown-ups as of now use smokeless tobacco.
Here are some hard-hitting facts about Tobacco:
India is the second largest consumer of tobacco in the world
On average, the life expectancy of a smoker is 10 years less than as of a nonsmoker.
Tobacco smoke contains in excess of 7,000 synthetic compounds, 70 of which are known to cause disease like cancer.
Smoking and tobacco use causes in excess of 5 million passings for every year around the world. Current patterns demonstrate that this will increment to in excess of 8 million passings every year by 2030.
Tobacco is the main source of preventable death in the world.
Addiction to tobacco impacts poverty and development.