Every year each year, each year, the World Health Organization (WHO) organizes World No Tobacco Day on May 31. The goal of the day is to raise awareness of the dangers of smoking tobacco and ways we can help make the world completely free of tobacco. Around 6 million people suffer from smoking-related illnesses each year. This number is predicted to increase to more than 8 million in 2030.
However, this is by no way an assurance. In fact, the Sustainable Development Agenda aims to decrease deaths due to non-infectious illnesses by a third. Tobacco-related diseases are included on the list. If we achieve the goal in 2030, it is a year to rejoice (oh yeah! )–not just for our health but our wallets.
The average smoker spends approximately $4,000 annually on cigarettes. Think of all the amazing holidays you can enjoy with that amount of money (we have a few ideas that we’re just to say). Let’s make use of World No Tobacco Day as an opportunity to start an even brighter and cleaner future!
World No Tobacco Day 2021 Theme
The primary focus for World No Tobacco Day 2022 is “Tobacco – threat to our environment. “
The negative effects of tobacco for the earth is extensive and is growing, adding stress to our planet’s already limited resources and fragile ecosystems.
Tobacco causes the deaths of more than 8 million people each year, and is a major threat to our environment, further affecting human healththrough cultivation of tobacco, its production, distribution consumption, and waste from post-consumer use.
Manufacturing, growing and consumption of tobacco poisons our soil, water and beaches, as well as our city streets with chemical toxic waste, cigarette butts, microplastics and even e-cigarette waste.