World No Tobacco Day 2021: Theme, significance, all you need to know
- 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’
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, the business practices of tobacco companies and how to have a healthy life and to protect future generations from using it.
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History behind the day:
In 1988, a resolution was passed by the World Health Assembly calling for the celebration of the date May 31 every year as World No Tobacco Day. Since then, the WHO and United Nations have observed the and a theme is decided every year to a tobacco-related theme.
Significance of the day:
The day is celebrated to educate people about the negative impact of tobacco on the lungs of the people, it may also cause cancer and chronic respiratory diseases. The day also focuses on some policies to reduce the consumption of tobacco and engaging stakeholders across multiple sectors for controlling tobacco.
Theme for 2021:
The WHO has started a pledge for this World No Tobacco Day according to the theme "Commit to quit". As COVID-19 pandemic has led to millions of tobacco users saying they want to quit, it has asked people to sign a pledge that asks them to quit smoking.