World No Tobacco Day; More than 8million die every year due to Tobacco says UN

Every year, May 31 has been observed as World No Tobacco Day to highlight the risk associated with the use of tobacco. The world is aware of the harmfulness while using tobacco, whether one is using it or not. Still many are using the deadly item without considering their health. There is an annual campaign that has been done every year to raise awareness about tobacco use harm. The annual campaign is an opportunity to raise awareness to help reduce use and protect the health of the people.

WHO has taken the initiative to raise awareness among the people on this particular day. This year, along with the campaign, the WHO has made it clear that tobacco use kills more than 8 million people around the world each year. Smoking any kind of tobacco reduces lung capacity and increases the severity of respiratory diseases. The report was also taken from the study conducted by United Nations. UN also says that more than 8 million people die from tobacco use every year. 

To prepare the Tobaccos, Six hundred million trees are chopped, 84,000,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide are released into the air, and 22,000,000,000 tonnes of water are used up in total. Large-scale deforestation and loss of biodiversity, including wildlife, etc are the causes while the placement of Tobacco.  

Every year World No Tobacco is observed with a different theme; this year, the theme of World no Tobacco Day is “Protect The Environment”. This year, the theme focuses on the impact of tobacco on the environment. The harmful impact of the tobacco industry on the environment is vast and growing adding unnecessary pressure to our planet’s already scarce resources and fragile ecosystems.

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MD of Ranjit Hospital, Dr. Singh conducted a study on Tobacco use in the human body. He predicted smoking could soon account for 25 percent of all male deaths and 10 percent of all female deaths between the age of 30 and 70 years. He also said that smoking not only leads to lung, breast, colon, head, neck, cervix, and bladder cancers but also lead to a very serious disease known as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). It is a chronic and preventable disease mainly caused by smoking and is a major cause of death. In Asia, 15 percent population is suffering from permanent bronchitis and 25 percent from COPD, he quoted some studies.