World No Tobacco Day

Posted on 2013-05-31 00:33:18

May 31 is World No Tobacco Day. This year’s theme is: ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. The ultimate goal is to highlight tobacco’s devastating health, social, environmental and economic consequences to spur action and protect future generations from more of the same. Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death globally, killing 1 in 10 adults worldwide. Approximately 63% of all global deaths are related to noncommunicable diseases (NCDs); tobacco use is the greatest NCD risk factor.

The impact of tobacco use (now and into the future)


Tobacco kills up to half of its users - nearly 5 million die from direct tobacco use each year.

600,000 people die annually from exposure to second-hand smoke.

Without action, tobacco’s yearly death toll could rise to more than 8 million by 2030. Do you know someone who is struggling to quit tobacco intake?Please write to us on and we will help them quit.