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World No Tobacco Day - May 31, 2019 - Tobacco and lung health

May 31, 2019

World No Tobacco Day - May 31, 2019 - Tobacco and lung health

World No Tobacco Day

31 May 2019

Tobacco and lung health

Every year, on May 31st, the World Health Organization (WHO) and global partners celebrate World No Tobacco Day (WNTD). The annual campaign is an opportunity to raise awareness on the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure, and to discourage the use of tobacco in any form.

The focus of World No Tobacco Day 2019 is on "tobacco and lung health." The campaign will increase awareness on:

  • the negative impact that tobacco has on people‚Äôs lung health, from cancer to chronic respiratory disease,
  • the fundamental role lungs play for the health and well-being of all people.

The campaign also serves as a call to action, advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption and engaging stakeholders across multiple sectors in the fight for tobacco control.

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