World No Tobacco Day 2021: Let’s know when is the World No Tobacco Day celebrated and facts related to its history, theme this year and its significance amid Covid-19.
The World Health Organisation says that the Covid-19 pandemic has made millions of tobacco users interested to quit smoking. As there are nearly 60% of tobacco users around the world who want to quit smoking but only 30% of the global population have access to quality tobacco cessation services, WHO recently launched a global campaign “Commit to Quit” to celebrate the World No Tobacco Day 2021.
WHO aims at helping 100 million people quit tobacco through various initiatives and digital tools.
About World No Tobacco Day 2021
World No Tobacco Day is celebrated every year on May 31 across the globe. It was conceptualised in 1987 to draw global attention to the tobacco epidemic and the preventable death and disease it causes.
World No Tobacco Day 2021 Theme
This year, the theme of World No Tobacco Day is “Commit to quit”. The Covid-19 pandemic has led to millions of tobacco users saying they want to quit.
World No Tobacco Day History and Importance
In 1987, the World Health Assembly had passed a Resolution calling for April 7, 1988, to be “a world no-smoking day.” In 1988, the resolution was passed, calling for the celebration of World No Tobacco Day, every year on May 31.