Celebrating this important thing is a simple step, every year on May 31; the World Health Organization organizes World No Tobacco Day to promote awareness of the risks associated with tobacco and its products and their harmful effects on the family, society and environment.
The use and expenditure of tobacco is one of the main causes of many types of cancer, such as lung, larynx, mouth, gullet, throat, bladder, kidney, liver, stomach, pancreas, colon and cervix, as well as leukemia acute myeloid. It is estimated that more than 10 million people die each year due to tobacco use.
It’s very important part of our life that Tobacco not only affects health but also negatively affects the environment in many ways.
World No Tobacco Day 2022 – Theme
This year 2022, the theme of World No Tobacco Day is “Protect the Environment”. The theme of World No Tobacco Day, 2022 is to raise awareness about the entire tobacco life cycle of damaging and polluting the environment, highlighting the tobacco industry to market its product as ecological. How do you intend to sell your product?
Each year, the World No Tobacco Day theme is specific information to address the world on tobacco-related issues.
History and Significance of World No Tobacco Day –
World No Tobacco Day was first observed on April 7, 1988 by the World Health Assembly, a branch of the WHO, with the aim of requesting that tobacco users around the world refrain from using tobacco products. Tobacco for 24 hours, in the hope that this action can inspire and support the fight against tobacco.
Following the success of the campaign, the World Health Assembly declared May 31 as World No Tobacco Day, and since then, WHO has supported the mission with various ideas and themes to promote it on the world stage.
How does smoking and tobacco use affect health?
Tobacco use and smoking affect our health in many ways; it can be the cause of the following deadly diseases:
Cancer of the digestive system such as GERD, achalasia cardio (pancreas, stomach, mouth, liver, rectum, colon and esophagus)
Neurovascular complications and neurological disorders along with other diseases related to the nervous system, such as stroke, ischemic disease of small vessels of the brain, and vascular dementia.
• heart disease
• lung disease
• prolonged pulmonary obstruction
• certain eye diseases
How does tobacco affect the environment? Important discuss –
Globally, around 3.5 million hectares of land are destroyed each year to grow tobacco.
Tobacco cultivation causes deforestation and soil erosion on 200,000 hectares or more each year
Globally, around 4.5 billion cigarette butts are not properly disposed of each year.
Generates 800 million kg of toxic waste each year and releases thousands of chemicals into the air, water and soil
Large amount of water used for tobacco cultivation, lack of water on the planet
The main objective of “World No Tobacco Day” 2022
Raise awareness among tobacco consumers about the impact of the entire life cycle of tobacco from its cultivation, production, distribution, use and waste management, to basically educate them and give them enough reasons to quit.
It focuses on eradicating diseases and deaths caused by tobacco use and smoking.
Exposing tobacco company fraud by marketing their product as organic
The goal of the campaign is to create stronger policies and guidelines for legislators and government and strengthen existing policy to hold tobacco growers accountable for the harmful environment caused by the waste of tobacco products.