World No Tobacco Day

134128418-Quit-smoking_51ae76fa8dbbb-300x199Every 31st of May, The World Health Organisation (WHO) marks World No Tobacco Day, to highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use, and advocate for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

Tobacco kills nearly six million people each year, of which more than 600 000 are non-smokers succumbing to second-hand smoke.

Lung cancer, which can be associated with smoking tobacco, is one of the most common causes of cancer death for men and women in Australia.

The ultimate goal of World No Tobacco Day is to contribute to protecting present and future generations from these health consequences due to tobacco.

Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death globally and is currently responsible for 10% of adult deaths worldwide.

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