Puffing off life
Umair Shafiq Khanday
World No Tobacco Day is observed around the world every year on May 31. The Member States of the World Health Organization created this in 1987 to draw global attention of the tobacco epidemic and the preventable death and disease it causes.
In 1987, the World Health Assembly passed Resolution calling 7 April 1988 to be the “World No-Smoking Day.” In 1988, Resolution was passed, calling for the celebration of World No Tobacco Day, every year on 31 May. It aims to reduce the deaths from tobacco related health problems. World no Tobacco Day is a very famous event organized by the world health organization.
It is a major event that helps people to understand the worse effects of tobacco on the person and their family members. The event organizer mostly encourages smokers to stop having tobacco for the prevention of their lives. Also, the organizer encourages smokers to not smoke for twenty-four hours for at least one day. You should probably check the following given three sets of ten points, which will help to motivate smokers to quitting Tobacco on the day of World no Tobacco Day.
Tobacco is the second major cause of death in the world. It is well known that half the people who smoke regularly today- about 650 million people – will eventually be killed by tobacco. Equally alarming is the fact that hundreds of thousands of people who have never smoked die each year from diseases caused by breathing second – hand tobacco smoke.
This yearly celebration informs the public on the dangers of using tobacco, the business practices of tobacco companies, what WHO is doing to fight the tobacco epidemic, and what people around the world can do to claim their right to health and healthy living and to protect future generations.
Tobacco products kill more than 8 million people every year. Tobacco and related industries must continuously find new consumers to replace the ones that their products are killing to maintain revenue. Tobacco companies spent over 8 billion in marketing and advertising and the world lost 8 million lives from causes related to tobacco use and exposure to second-hand smoke.
We want to create a generation that is free from tobacco and second-hand smoke and the death and disease that they cause.
Break free from the tobacco and related industries’ manipulation by becoming educated on their tactics and the harm caused by their products.
Tobacco use is responsible for 25% of all cancer deaths globally. Use of nicotine and tobacco products increases the risk of cancer, cardiovascular and pulmonary disease.
Tobacco – a killer of lung health
Tobacco is deadly in any form and threatens the lung health of everyone exposed to it. Tobacco kills one person every 4 seconds.
Newer tobacco products contain chemicals similar to those in traditional tobacco products and are likewise harmful to health. Respiratory diseases are among the leading causes of death globally, and tobacco is a major risk factor. The millions of deaths caused by tobacco-related respiratory disease are distressing, but even more distressing is the tremendous suffering caused by these illnesses, the debilitating effects of which affect the quality of life of people of all ages, in all regions of the globe.
Take an active stance against teen smoking. Participate in local and school-sponsored smoking prevention campaigns. Support efforts to make public places smoke-free and increase taxes on tobacco products. Talk to your teen early and often about the dangers of smoking and vaping.
Teen smoking might begin innocently, but it can become a long-term problem. In fact, most adult smokers started smoking as teens. To help your teen avoid getting hooked, follow these tips.
1. Set a good example
Teen smoking is more common among teens whose parents smoke. If you smoke, quit. Ask your doctor about ways to stop smoking.
2 Think beyond cigarettes
3 Expect peer pressure
4 Take addiction seriously.
If a doctor assists you in your suicide, it is called manslaughter, while if a tobacco company does, it is called commerce…..
(The author is pursuing Nursing in Rajasthan)