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World No Tobacco Day

“The only thing that tobacco brings along with it is disease which later converts in death and despair for your loved ones… Save yourself and your family from a disaster like this by quitting tobacco.”

31st of May, like every other special day is named as an important day in the calendar as the World Health Organization has regarded this day as ‘World No Tobacco Day’. The reason as to why they have named a separate day on behalf a cause like this is because they believe that by doing so, they can spread awareness about the harmful effects or risks of tobacco use and how they along with the people around can make the world a tobacco free place by eliminating the risk of use.

If we look more into the history of how the 31st of May became the World No Tobacco Day, the Member States of the World Health Organization created World No Tobacco Day in 1987 as a response to the global tobacco crisis and the diseases and deaths caused by the epidemic. First it was named as the ‘World No Smoking Day’ and eventually it became the ‘World No Tobacco Day’ in 1988, making it an annual observance day.

The World Health Organization reports eight million deaths every year due to the consumption of tobacco. Tobacco is the leading cause of respiratory disorders-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, tuberculosis, and other lung diseases.

This day is celebrated or observed in diverse ways. One way to celebrate the No tobacco Day is by trying to reduce the usage of the same. In short, we can call this step, “Counting the number of cigarettes you smoke.” This is one difficult way for a tobacco user, yet it is an enlightening method of observance. So, for those who are not ready to quit just like that this step will be the groundwork for exit by counting the number of cigarettes one smoke in a day. Thus, this act will make the users think of how much money and time one wastes over cigarettes a day.

Another way this day is observed is by ‘educating the youth’. As they say the best way to quit doing something is to never start that something. So, if one can try to encourage young people to avoid the habit by showing the harm consuming these things causes it will be a successful awareness campaign eventually.

Likewise, as a respectable and responsible person living in a respectable country we too can come together as one and tell a friend, neighbor or relative who is overwhelmed by the consumption of tobacco, or anything related to tobacco to stop it. Afterall, one advice a day can save a man’s ten good and healthy days without clearing the way to the doom easily. Thus,

“The journey of thousand miles starts with a single step… take the first step to your goal by saying no to tobacco.”

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