World No Tobacco Day 2021: Why is it celebrated, when and how was it started? Know everything


Consumption of tobacco can be fatal. Knowing this, a large number of people around the world are consuming tobacco (bidi, cigarette, gutkha, etc.) in some form, and in such a situation, there is a risk of many life-threatening diseases. Therefore, to prevent people from consuming tobacco and to make them aware of the harm caused by it, World No Tobacco Day is celebrated on 31 May every year worldwide. Let us know when and how the day started celebrating this year and what is the theme of World Tobacco Prohibition Day this year?

When was World Tobacco Prohibition Day started?

In fact, the World Health Organization (World Health Organization) started celebrating World Tobacco Prohibition Day in 1987 in view of the continuous and rapid increase in the number of deaths due to tobacco consumption. Though the day was celebrated for the first time on April 7, 1988, a resolution passed on May 31, 1988, and since then the day began to be celebrated on May 31 every year.

What is the theme of this year?

A theme is prepared every year for World Tobacco Prohibition Day and programs are organized accordingly. This year, the year 2021 theme is 'Commit to Quit' i.e. 'Commit to Quit'.

Which diseases are at risk of consumption of tobacco?

Experts point out that the consumption of tobacco carries the risk of causing many serious and fatal diseases. This includes diseases such as lung cancer, liver cancer, oral cancer, colon cancer, uterine cancer, erectile dysfunction, and heart disease.

Smokers have a higher risk of death from corona

Recently, the World Health Organization has warned that people who smoke and damage their lungs are at a 50 percent higher risk of death from the corona. Therefore, to reduce the risk of corona infection, it is better not to consume tobacco products like smoking.