World No Tobacco Day is celebrated around the world every year on May 31. … 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. World No tobacco Day or Anti Tobacco Day emphasise on the health and other risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. Several campaigns, events and activities are organised on this day to educate people about the bad effects of tobacco on health.

Long-term effects

  • increased risk of stroke and brain damage.
  • eye cataracts, macular degeneration, yellowing of whites of eyes.
  • loss of sense of smell and taste.
  • yellow teeth, tooth decay and bad breath.
  • cancer of the nose, lip, tongue and mouth.
  • possible hearing loss.
  • laryngeal and pharyngeal cancers.

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