Thought of the month May

31 May
Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

Various other health related events are also organized by the WHO such as AIDS Day, Mental Health Day, Blood Donor Day, Cancer Day and etc to make world free of diseases and its complications. All the events are organized and being celebrated throughout the world very significantly. It was first celebrated on 7th of April in the year 1988 at 40th WHO Anniversary and later it was declared to be celebrated as No Tobacco Day on 31st of May every year. It was created as World No Tobacco Day in the year 1987 by the member states of WHO.It is celebrated intending to aware and encourage people to reduce or completely stop the tobacco consumption in any form all across the globe. The day celebration aims to draw public attention globally to spread the message of harmful effects of tobacco use as well as its complications to others.

Variety of global organizations involved in this campaign such as state governments, public health organizations and etc organizes various public awareness programmes locally. Nicotine addiction is very bad for the health which is lethal and known as brain “wanting” disease which can never be cured however can be fully arrested. It binds the brain dopamine pathways just like other illegal drugs, meth, alcohol, heroin and etc. It prepares the brain to send false message about the need of nicotine to the body as necessary as other survival activities like eating and drinking food and liquids. Varieties of nicotine addiction quitting method are provided by the health organizations to help the ex-users on the earth to prevent their lives. WHO has banned the promotion, advertisement and sponsorship of the tobacco or its products while celebrating the World No Tobacco Day of 2008 and through the campaign message of “Tobacco-free youth”.

Tobacco addiction is a worldwide curse that is assaulting the nations and districts that can minimum bear the cost of its toll of inability, infection, lost efficiency and death rate. First we all to know what exactly Tobacco products are, Tobacco products altogether or somewhat made of the tobacco leaf (fresh leaves of nicotine plants)that can be used for smoking, sucking, biting or snuffing. Many small and big organizations are responsible for the increasing use of tobacco especially among youngsters by promoting blockbuster cigarette brands, so called natural or organic cigarettes, chewing tobacco, cigar, and hookah. No matter what form of tobacco you use all are risky and addictive, and all of us should made a sincere effort to demoralize their utilization in any form.

Hence, this year World No Tobacco Day should emphasis on harmful effects associated with the use of tobacco as Tobacco kills in any form or disguise. Government and NGOs should work together to survey the genuine damage done by tobacco and to establish more strong and clear guidelines about the use of tobacco items.

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