Celebrate World No Tobacco Day With Homeopathy 360 - homeopathy360
Blog

Celebrate World No Tobacco Day With Homeopathy 360

World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is celebrated all over the world every year on 31 May to inform 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.

The Member States of the World Health Organization created World No Tobacco Day in 1987 to draw global attention to the tobacco epidemic and the preventable death and disease it causes. The day is further intended to draw attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to negative health effects, which currently lead to more than 8 million deaths each year worldwide, including 1.2 million are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke. The member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) created World No Tobacco Day in 1987. In the past twenty one years, the day has been met with both enthusiasm and resistance around the globe from governments, public health organizations, smokers, growers, and the tobacco industry.

Themes

Each year, the WHO selects a theme for the day in order to create a more unified global message for WNTD.

Theme titles such as “Tobacco kills, don’t be duped” (2000) and “Tobacco: deadly in any form or disguise” (2006) indicate a WHO belief that individuals may be misled or confused about the true nature of tobacco; the rationale for the 2000 and 2008 WNTD themes identify the marketing strategies and “illusions” created by the tobacco industry as a primary source of this confusion. The WHO’s WNTD materials present an alternate understanding of the “facts” as seen from a global public health perspective. WNTD publicity materials provide an “official” interpretation of the most up-to-date tobacco-related research and statistics and provide a common ground from which to formulate anti-tobacco arguments around the world.
The theme for World No Tobacco Day 2017 was “Tobacco – a threat to development.” 
In 2018, it is “Tobacco breaks hearts”. 
In 2019 The theme is Make Every Day World No Tobacco Day.

In 1988, Resolution WHA42.19 was passed by the World Health Assembly, calling for the celebration of World No Tobacco Day, every year on 31 May. Since then, the WHO has supported World No Tobacco Day every year, linking each year to a different tobacco-related theme.

In 1998, the WHO established the Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI), an attempt to focus international resources and attention on the global health issue of tobacco. The initiative provides assistance for creating global public health policy, encourages mobilization between societies, and supports the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). The WHO FCTC is a global public health treaty adopted in 2003 by countries around the globe as an agreement to implement policies that work towards tobacco cessation.

In 2008, the theme of that year’s day was ″Tobacco-free youth″; therefore, this initiative was especially meant to target advertising efforts aimed at youth. According to the WHO, the tobacco industry must replace older quitting or dying smokers with younger consumers.
In 2015, WNTD highlighted the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocated for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption, including ending the illicit trade of tobacco products.

Say No To Tobacco!

Dr Yashika Arora
Author: Dr Yashika Arora

B.H.M.S. (NHMC, D.U.), M.D. (Hom.) Scholar. Organising secretary of DREAMS Innovative Homoeopaths. Managing Editor of The Homoeopathic Heritage (Peer-reviewed journal). Editor, DREAMS (e-journal). Content Developer of website, www.homeopathy360.com. Former President of Homoeopathic Medical Association, Delhi, 2017-18. AD’s Controller in DARE Journal. Weekly Page writer of DARE Facebook Page. Weekly blog writer of She&Her Trust website.

Leave a Comment