Tobacco and tobacco products are harmful for the health of people and various nations have taken strict steps in prohibiting the use of tobacco.
In order to create awareness and spread knowledge for avoiding the use of tobacco, World Health Organization has propagated the observance of World No Tobacco Day (WNTD).
The day is observed on 31st May across the world and it advocates abstinence from all types of tobacco intake.
Tobacco consumption is accountable for 5.4 million deaths across the globe annually.
In 1987, the member nations of WHO accepted the observance of World No Tobacco Day.
WHO adopted the theme of ‘Ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship’ for WNTD 2013.
It is imperative to put a comprehensive ban on the advertising of tobacco products, their promotion and sponsorship under the WHO Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) for all nations to implement the treaty within five years.
A comprehensive ban can reduce the number of people using tobacco and smoking.
The chief goal of observing the day is to safeguard the present and future of human race from the devastating health repercussions of tobacco consumption and also to reduce the economic and social scourge of tobacco intake.