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World No Tobacco Day 2022: Theme and History

Every year on May 31st, World No Tobacco Day is observed. On this unique day, people all across the world raise awareness about the risks of tobacco. On this important day, all information on how tobacco use can affect the body is disseminated through all social media platforms.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 8 million people die each year as a result of diseases related to tobacco use. As a result, on this important day, WHO educates the public about the dangers of smoking and helps to guide in getting away tobacco addiction.

History of World Tobacco Day 2022

In response to the global tobacco problem and rising incidence of epidemic diseases and fatalities, the World Health Organization launched the inaugural “World No Tobacco Day” in 1987. The World Health Assembly passed Resolution WHA40.38 in 1987, proposing that 7 April be designated as “World No Smoking Day.” In 1988, the United Nations General Assembly enacted Resolution WHA42.19, designating May 31 as ‘World No Tobacco Day.’

Theme of World Tobacco Day 2022 

The theme for this year is “Protect the Environment.” “The tobacco industry’s destructive impact on the environment is huge and expanding,” according to the WHO, ” It is putting unnecessary strain to our planet’s already finite resources and vulnerable ecosystems.”

Jharkhand gets WHO Award for controlling Tobacco use in State 

Every year, the World Health Organization recognises nations, organisations, and individuals for their efforts and contributions to tobacco control. This year, the World Health Organization (WHO) has chosen Jharkhand to receive the World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) Award-2022.

National Tobacco Control Program 

India has a National Tobacco Control Program in place to educate people about the dangers of smoking. NTCP aids in the formulation of policies and activities that would assist the government in achieving its objectives.

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