WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY 2020 – May 31 – ANTI TOBACCO DAY
Every year, on May 31, the World Health Organization (WHO) and global partners celebrate World No Tobacco Day or also called Anti-Tobacco Day as an awareness day to control Tobacco consumption. The Annual Campaign is an opportunity to raise awareness of the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and second hand smoke exposure and to discourage tobacco use in any form. The campaign also calls for action in the fight against tobacco control, advocating effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption in many areas, and engaging with stakeholders.Every year, the WHO sponsors this Anti Tobacco Day to highlight the health risks posed by tobacco use and to encourage governments to implement policies that reduce smoking and other tobacco products. The adverse effects of tobacco on the lungs of people can cause serious damage from cancer to respiratory illness; Lung plays an important role in the health and well-being of all people.
According to the World Health Organization, tobacco use kills more than 8 million people worldwide each year, and is projected to increase until anti-tobacco activity increases. In the United States, tobacco use is the single biggest barrier to death and disease. It causes a variety of cancers, heart disease, heart attacks, lung diseases and other health problems.
On this No-tobacco day, the World Health Organization is encouraging young people to reject their advertising and marketing efforts to help them by refusing to use tobacco or nicotine products (including e-cigarettes and other vaping devices) and spreading the message. Encourage big tobacco companies to stand up among his friends. The WHO is also working on ways to make tobacco companies’ myths and products available to young people. They encourage famous people, the media, parents and other influencers, including parents, to protect young people from these harmful messages.
According to the World Health Organization, tobacco companies are taking several steps to attract young people:
- Flavors: – Some tobacco and nicotine products come in cherry, bubble gum, cotton candy and more.
- Design: – Some types of products are USB sticks or candy shaped, which are attractive, easy to carry and easy to
- hide.Unproven claims: – Tobacco companies sometimes say that certain products, such as vaping devices, are “cleaner” or “harmless” to smokers, even if there is not enough scientific evidence to support those claims.
- Suggestions from friends: – Competitors, paid celebrities and “influencers” are used to promote products on social media.
- Point of Sale: – Placing products close to sweets, snacks and sodas increases the chances of young people seeing them.
- Movies and more: – Showing tobacco and nicotine products in movies, TV and streaming shows can make them look attractive.
- Vending machines selling tobacco products. They can be covered with advertisements and placed in places where young people often visit.
Studies show that most smokers start when they are teenagers. Young people are more likely to get intoxicated when they start using tobacco and nicotine products. This is why it is so important that young people abstain from smoking and vaping.
ABOUT ANTI-TOBACCO DAY
Tobacco is the product of fresh leaves of Nicotiana plants. It is used in spiritual rituals and as an aid to recreational medicine. It originates in the US, but was introduced to Europe in 1559 by Jean Nicot, Ambassador of France to Portugal. It quickly became popular and became a major commercial crop.
Medical research has shown that tobacco use in the 1900s increased the risk of diseases including heart attacks, heart attacks, chronic lung disease (COPD), emphysema, and a variety of cancers. This is true of all the ways tobacco is used,
- Cigarettes and cigars.
- Hand-held tobacco.
- Beedi and Critek (bs tobacco cigarette containing herbs or spices).
- Pipes and Water Pipes.
- Chewing tobacco.
- Snus (a moistened version of snuff which is popular in some countries, such as Sweden).
- Cream Snuff (paste sold in a toothpaste tube containing tobacco, clove oil, glycerin, spear, menthol and camphor).
- Gutka (a variant of chewing tobacco mixed with arca nuts, catechu, sled lime and other spices popular in India and South-East Asia).
On May 15, 1987, the World Health Organization passed a resolution on April 7, 1988. The date was chosen because it was the 40th anniversary of the World Health Organization. On May 17, 1989, the World Health Organization passed a resolution celebrating May 31 as the annual World Tobacco Control Day. This phenomenon has been observed every year since 1989.
How tobacco threatens the health of people’s lungs around the world
World Tobacco Day will focus on the many ways in which people around the world are affected by their lung health.
Tobacco Effects on Health Includes:
- Lung cancer: – Tobacco smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer, accounting for two thirds of lung cancer deaths globally. Smoking with other hands at home or at work increases the risk of lung cancer. Quitting smoking reduces the risk of lung cancer: 10 years after quitting smoking, the risk of lung cancer decreases by half.
- Chronic respiratory illness : Tobacco smoking is the leading cause of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), as the mucous membrane builds up in the lungs and causes painful coughing and difficulty breathing. People who start smoking at an early age are at increased risk for CPD because tobacco smoke significantly reduces lung development. Tobacco also increases asthma, which in turn controls activity and causes disability. Early smoking cessation is one of the most effective treatments to slow the progression of CPD and improve asthma symptoms.
- Along the path of life: – Exposure of tobacco smoke to toxins to maternal smoking or second-hand smoke in infants often leads to a decrease in lung development and function. Young children exposed to second-hand smoke are at increased risk for asthma, pneumonia, and bronchitis and often have respiratory infections. Globally, 60,000 children die before the age of 5 due to respiratory infections due to second-hand smoke. Because the persistent low respiratory infections in childhood increase the risk of CPD in adulthood, older adults experience the health effects of second-hand smoke exposure.
- Tuberculosis: – Tuberculosis (TB) destroys the lungs and reduces lung function, which is exacerbated by tobacco smoking. About one quarter of the world’s population has TB, which is associated with an increased risk of active disease. People who smoke are twice as likely to develop tuberculosis. Active TB is complicated by the harmful respiratory health effects of tobacco smoking, leading to impairment and death from respiratory failure.
- Air pollution: -Tobacco smoke is a very dangerous form of indoor air pollution: it contains more than 7 000 chemicals, 69 of which are known to cause cancer. Although the smoke is invisible and odorless, it can spread for up to five hours to reduce lung cancer, chronic respiratory infections, and lung function.
NO-TOBACCO DAY GOALS
One of the most effective measures to improve lung health is to reduce the risk of tobacco use and second hand smoke. But in some countries, knowledge of the effects of respiratory health on tobacco smokers and smokers in general is scarce. Despite the strong evidence that tobacco destroys respiratory health, there is little evidence that tobacco control improves lung health.
World Tobacco Day campaign to raise awareness about:
- The risks of tobacco smoking and second-hand smoking exposure;
- Awareness of the specific dangers of tobacco smoking to lung health;
- The extent of the disease, including tobacco-related respiratory illnesses, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and lung cancer;
- Evidence of a link between tobacco smoking and tuberculosis;
- The effects of second-hand exposure to the respiratory health of older people;
- The importance of respiratory health in achieving overall health and well-being;
- Possible measures and measures for key audiences, including the public and governments, to reduce the risk of respiratory illness caused by tobacco
The cross-cutting theme of tobacco and respiratory health affects other global processes, such as non-communicable diseases (NCDs), international efforts to control TB and health pollution. This is an opportunity to engage with stakeholders and empower countries to strengthen the implementation of the proven MPOG tobacco control measures contained in the WHO Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC).
SYMBOL OF ANTI-TOBACCO DAY
The signs of World No Tobacco Day are:
- Clean the flowers gray.
- Ashtrays with pictures of body parts such as heart and lungs damaged by tobacco use.
- No signs of smoke.
- Death coffins and skulls with cigarettes.
- Pictures of diseases caused by tobacco use.
These images are often featured on posters on internet sites, blogs, clothing and public transport vehicles.
SAY NO TO TOBACCO & YES TO A HEALTHY LIFE!
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