♦ The annual campaign targets to raise awareness of the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure and prevent the opportunity to use tobacco in any form.
♦ The theme of this year’s 2021 WNTD is “Commitment to Quit Smoking”. This annual celebration educates the public about the dangers of tobacco use, the business practices of tobacco companies, the work of WHO to combat the tobacco epidemic, and what measures people around the world can take to claim their right to health and healthy life protect future generations.
♦ The WHO (World Health Organization) passed a resolution on May 15, 1987, calling for April 7, 1988, to be the first World No Tobacco Day.
♦ Then on May 17, 1989, the World Health Organization passed a resolution calling for May 31 each year as World No Tobacco Day. Since 1989, May 31st has been World No Tobacco Day every year.