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.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Today, on World No Tobacco Day, here are a few tips for smokers to kick the habit once and for all. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/ Pixabay)

  • World No-Tobacco Day falls on May 31 
  • Anti-Nicotine medicines must not be taken without a doctor's prescription
  • None of these tips will work if you don't have the will and patience to quit

In 1988, a resolution was passed by the World Health Assembly to celebrate May 31 as World No Tobacco Day. (Photo credit: Representational Image/ Pixabay)

  • World No Tobacco Day is celebrated every year on May 31 across the globe
  • The day is celebrated to spread awareness about the dangers of using tobacco
  • This year's theme for the day is ‘Commit to quit’

Do you know the answer to this question? (Representational/ Unsplash)

Amazon Quiz (May 26, 2021): If one quits smoking at the age of around 30, one gains how many years of life expectancy as per the WHO? 

France implemented a comprehensive smoke-free law in 2013. (Representational/ Unsplash)

  • Tobacco gets 2.6 minutes of screen time on average per film, a study said 
  • French League Against Cancer conducted a study on use of tobacco in French cinema 
  • The study found that more than 20% of smoking scenes occur in offices or other workplaces

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Anti-smoking organisations have long called for action on banning menthol cigarettes. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • The administration is also expected to announce proposals to ban menthol and other flavours in cigars
  • The action has been actively sought by rights and anti-tobacco groups
  • They say that African Americans have been hard hit by the industry's targeting of Black communities

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Smokers who want to let go of the habit but are seriously addicted to nicotine use the gum. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • Nicotine gum usually comes  in dosages of 2 and 4 milligrams
  • The smoker has complete control over the gum and can pop one in whenever there is a craving
  • If swallowed, it could cause an upset stomach, dizziness or nausea

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Drinking a lot of water helps to avoid the urge of smoking. (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

  • No Smoking Day is celebrated across the world on the second Wednesday of March every year
  • Many home remedies have proved to be effective such as consumption of radish and valerian
  • Cayenne pepper, mulethi, grapeseed extract and ginseng are also few good remedies 

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
No Smoking Day falls on the second Wednesday of March every year. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/ Pixabay)

  • The first No Smoking Day was celebrated on Ash Wednesday in 1984 in the United Kingdom
  • The main aim of the day is to spread awareness about the harmful affects of smoking 
  • Most countries in the world have the minimum purchase age set at 18