World No Tobacco Day is celebrated all over the world by member states of World Health Organization (WHO) every year on 31 May. The year 2007 marks the 20th anniversary of World No Tobacco Day since it was first initiated officially when the assembly passes a resolution in 1987 calling for 7 April 1988 to be a “world no-smoking day.” Later that year, the resolution was passed, calling for the celebration of World No Tobacco Day, every year on 31 May.
Tobacco is the second major cause of death in the world. Not only people who smoke would eventually be killed by tobacco, but people around them who have never smoked would also die from diseases caused by breathing second-hand tobacco smoke. The general public should be aware of the dangers of using tobacco and it’s the right for everyone to live in a healthy environment free of tobacco. According to the theme of this year World No Tobacco Day as “Smoke-Free Environments,” it’s obvious that we have to make every effort to create 100% smoke-free environments to protect everyone from the danger of tobacco.
Let’s start 100% smoke-free environment today!