World No Tobacco Day is celebrated on 31st May Every Year Around The Globe
Each year, May 31st is observed as World No Tobacco Day on all around the globe, a commemoration of an official public health campaign by the World Health Organization(WHO) Brands too have aligned themselves with the cause by rolling out World No Tobacco Day campaigns every year to spread awareness around the word. Over six million people lose their lives each year due to tobacco-related products and the figure is said to rise to more than eight million per year by the year 2030. Countering this disturbing trend by raising awareness about the many harmful effects of tobacco use, even on the people around the user, WHO held the first World No Tobacco Day in 1987. With their World No Tobacco Day campaigns, brands were warning their consumers to adopt a healthier lifestyle. And all over the world, brands have taken the responsibility to shed light on the ill-effects of tobacco use with some exceptionally creative and hard-hitting messages campaigns and activities. Here is a list of World No Tobacco Day campaigns.
How smoking tobacco damages your lungs ?
Smoking affects the airways in the lungs and the tiny air sacs. This damage starts in smokers early on and lung function tends to decline as long as the individual smokes. Nevertheless, the condition can take years to become apparent enough to diagnose lung disease.
Smoking causes pneumonia and asthma. It also induces many other pulmonary diseases and can be almost as severe as lung cancer.
Other ways smoking tobacco affects your health
Not all of the smoking related health conditions result in deaths. Smoking impacts the health of a person in many ways, affecting almost each and every part of internal organs and causing a lot of illnesses. Here are some examples of other ways cigarette smoking affects your health:
- Increased risk of gum disease and tooth loss.
- Wounds can take longer time to cure
- Decreased immunity
- Increased risk of type 2 diabetes
- Decreased sense of smell and taste
- Premature aging of the skin
- Bad breath and stained teeth
- Increased risk for cataracts (clouding of the lenses of the eyes)
- Lower bone density (thinner bones), which means a higher risk for broken bones, including hip fracture.
- Higher risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis
- Increased risk for age-related macular degeneration, which can cause blindness
- Increased risk of peptic ulcers