translated from Spanish: World No Tobacco Day 2021: What You Need to Know

World No Tobacco Day is commemorated annually every 31 May. The motto for 2021 is «Commit to quitting smoking». This is a celebration commemorated since 1988, first on April 7 to motivate the population to spend at least 24 hours without smoking. Later, in 1988, the organization passed another resolution that World No Tobacco Day will be observed on 31 May. 
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Read more: At least 35 people die in India from toxic alcohol useThe annual campaign is conducted in order to raise awareness among people and help reduce the harmful health effects of tobacco and to publicize that there are immediate and long-term benefits if smoking is quitting. Campaigns are also aimed at raising awareness among governments to implement policies that help reduce smoking and the use of other tobacco products. This year’s theme is focused on a commitment to quitting smoking and emphasises that smoking causes serious complications for those who fall ill with Covid-19.

World Organization figures indicate that more than 8 million people worldwide each year. Smoking any type of tobacco reduces lung capacity and increases the severity of respiratory diseases. According to the WHO, tobacco use is one of the main risk factors for several chronic diseases, such as cancer and lung and cardiovascular diseases. Read more: Do you exercise and don’t get good results?; specialists find the reason Despite this, their consumption is widespread all over the world. Several countries have laws restricting tobacco advertising, regulating who can buy and consume tobacco products, and where smoking can be used.

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