Monday, May 31, 2010

World No Tobacco Day 2010

On 31st May each year, the World Health Organization celebrates the World No Tobacco Day, highlighting the health risks associated with the use of tobacco and advocating for effective policies to reduce consumption. Tobacco use is the second cause of death globally (after Hypertension) and is currently responsible for killing one in 10 adults worldwide.  

The theme for this year's World No Tobacco Day is Gender and Tobacco, with an emphasis on marketing to women. WHO will use the day to draw particular attention to the harmful effects of tobacco marketing and smoke on women and girls.

The World Health Assembly created World No Tobacco Day in 1987 to draw global attention to the tobacco epidemic and its lethal effects. It provides an opportunity to highlight specific tobacco control messages and to promote adherence to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Tobacco use is the number one preventable epidemic that the health community faces.

Related links

- World No Tobacco Day site
- WHO's Tobacco Free Initiative
- More about tobacco abuse and control


Source:  World Health Organization (WHO)

 

17 comments:

aliza said...

whats the used, i mean they know that this is dangerous to our health but still they let people sell tabaccos in public and they allow it but at the back of the cegarrettes cartoon cigareetes smoking is dangerous to ur health, what a hypochracy

H. Nizam said...

Aliza,
I agree with you that all the warnings about the danger of smoking is just a hypocrisy. While the cigarette producers are still free to promote and sell cigarettes.

umihoney said...

I'd say go to the root of the industry..tobacco growing. Its pointless to cure the symptoms and not the cause.

H. Nizam said...

Umihoney,
I agree that the root of problem is
the tobacco.
But unfortunately almost impossible to ban tobacco because tobacco plantations and cigarette factories provide employments for so many people.
The best thing would be to limit the circulation of cigarettes, reduce ads, limit place for smoking, and higher tax for tobacco.

Edwin's Personal Blog said...

I'm happy to find every day no tobacco day for me :)

Blog Ekspor Impor said...

It all began when somebody took a trial on how-to-smoke passion. Then he slipped on to the addiction...

H. Nizam said...

@Edwin,
That makes us both the same, every day is a no tobacco day!

@Blog Ekspor Impor,
Yes, that's how it start. So it is important to forbid people from smoking in public area.

- said...

Has anyone seen the recent anti smoking campaign ad showing the lungs like a plastic membrane and a cigarette applied to the lung burning it out one hole at a time? Pretty scary.

secangkir teh dan sekerat roti said...

i still close with a cigars...
i will stop smoking...!

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H. Nizam said...

@:
I haven't seen that ad but I can imagine how scary it is.

@Secangkir Teh dan Sekerat Roti,
To smoke or not to smoke is a choice. If you want to live healthily you should stop it.

@Randi,
Thank you, I'll go to your blog and follow it.

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H. Nizam said...

Paolo,
Thank you for dropping by. I really enjoyed visiting your blog.

MisterXWebz said...

unfortunately it is not easy to quit smoking ...

H. Nizam said...

MisterXWebz,
Although not easy to quit smoking but if we really want to stop than we can surely do it.

Fred Arriaga said...

Well yes, countries like the UK first destroy their own forests and then send Sting to tell others not to do it...

H. Nizam said...

Fred Arriaga,
Precisely my friend, thank you for dropping by.