31 May is World No Tobacco Day

This yearly celebration informs 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. In 1987, the World Health Assembly passed Resolution WHA40.38, calling for 7 April 1988 to be a “a world no-smoking day.” In 1988, Resolution WHA42.19 was passed, calling for the celebration of World No Tobacco Day, every year on 31 May.

Seven out of 100 reasons to quit – Here is the source link

  1. Smokers have a greater risk of developing a severe case and dying from COVID-19
  2. Everything stinks! From your skin, to your whole house, your clothes, and your fingers and breath.
  3. Tobacco causes teeth to yellow and creates excess dental plaque.
  4. Smoking tobacco and the use of smokeless tobacco cause bad breath.
  5. Tobacco makes your skin wrinkly, making you look older faster. Smoking prematurely ages the skin by wearing away proteins that give the skin elasticity, depleting it of vitamin A and restricting blood flow.
  6. These wrinkles are more apparent around the lips and eyes and tobacco also makes skin leathery and dry.
  7. Tobacco smoking increases the risk of developing psoriasis, a noncontagious inflammatory skin condition that leaves itchy, oozing red patches all over the body.