According to CDC, almost 16 million people in America are living with a disease that is caused by smoking. Did you know that almost 480000 people in the United States die due to cigarette smoking? Another research shows that people who smoke die earlier than the people who do not smoke. Well, we are letting you know about these facts because, here, we will be talking about World No-Tobacco Day.
Well, World No-Tobacco Day is a very remarkable event and people all over the country observe this event every year on 31st May. If we talk about the main objective of this event, well, this day provides a golden opportunity to let people aware of the negative aspects of consuming tobacco. People can achieve a healthy living and apart from this, they can protect the future generations as well.
A sad soul can be just as lethal as a germ.
It was in 1987 when the Member States of the World Health Organization created this World No-Tobacco Day. They wanted to draw attention globally to the epidemic aspect of tobacco. They wanted to highlight preventable death as well as the diseases that tobacco consumption causes. The World No-Tobacco Day also highlights the widespread outcomes of tobacco consumption. According to the statistics, it is leading to almost 8 million deaths worldwide every year. The shocking thing is that among these, almost 1.2 million people are non-smokers. People are smoking in public and therefore, non-smokers are getting in touch with this. As a result, they are exposed to second-hand smoke. One of the key objectives of World No-Tobacco Day is to protect the world from smokers and tobacco industries.
The Significance Of World No-Tobacco Day
Understanding the significance of World No-Tobacco Day is very important. People are observing this event every year on 31st May. It is bringing an opportunity where the organizations can come ahead and spread awareness. People who are smoking on a daily basis can still achieve a healthy life if they become aware of the deadly outcomes of tobacco consumption. One of the foremost aims of World No-Tobacco day is to spread public awareness about the negative aspects of consuming tobacco products. This day also highlights how the doctors deal with the problems that one can experience while quitting smoking.
According to a report presented by WHO, there is a higher chance that smokers will get more affected compared to non-smokers amid this pandemic situation. This news triggered the minds of the smokers very badly and there are millions of smokers who wanted to quit consuming tobacco products.
Well, the Member States of WHO started this World No-Tobacco Day in 1987. They wanted to draw the attention of the public towards the epidemic aspect of tobacco consumption. They passed a resolution in the same year. In 1988, the organizations picked 7th April as the ‘World No-Smoking Day’. After this, in the same year, the organization passed a new resolution for the community and health workers. They wanted to help people in quitting tobacco. Therefore, the assembly came one step forward and they chose 31st May as the World No Tobacco Day. This is an event that people all over the world celebrate globally.
Smokers face a 40–50% higher risk of developing severe disease and death from #COVID19 and the pandemic.
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) May 31, 2021
Know The Best Ways To Quit Smoking On This World No-Tobacco Day
One of the main objectives of World No-Tobacco Day is to help people in achieving healthy living. Therefore, on this World No-Tobacco Day, we will let you know about the best ways to quit smoking.
- Go For Nicotine Replacement Therapy: Well, one of the efficient ways to quit smoking is taking nicotine replacement therapy. In this case, the patients will have to take inhaler or nasal spray, lozenges, gum, and nicotine patches. If you are having intense cravings, you can go for temporal nicotine replacement therapy. In such a situation you need to take nasal sprays, lozenges, and gum. It will definitely help you to overcome. There is an alternative item that you can try. Yes, we are referring to electronic cigarettes. Well, it is not completely safe but, it is a better option in the initial stage.
- Avoid Triggers: Well, you need to avoid the trigger point. Urges for tobacco products become stronger when you are in certain situations such as parties, bars, taking a cup of morning coffee, and many more. You need to identify the trigger moment and after that, you will have to try to avoid these trigger moments.
How To Observe The World No-Tobacco Day
Apart from letting people know about the best ways to quit smoking, there are many more ways through which you can observe World No-Tobacco Day. There are many non-profit organizations that are helping people to quit smoking, you can join those organizations. Moreover, you can use online platforms to spread awareness.
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