What’s a little puff every now and then or some chewing tobacco after a long day? Between midnight on May 31st and midnight on June 1st it’s a direct offense to the World Health Organization. World No Tobacco Day is a 24-hour observance of abstinence from all forms of tobacco. This was instituted by the World Health Organization in 1987 to raise awareness about the effects of tobacco use. Habitual tobacco use is still responsible for 5.4 million deaths per year all around the world.
Many know the dangers of habitual tobacco use but find it exceedingly difficult to quit. Statistically, it’s harder to quit smoking cigarettes than it is to stop using heroin. Nevertheless, the World Health Organization has made it a point to help smokers set a quit date for the end of May. The whole idea is that if tobacco users can abstain from tobacco for a period of 24 hours, they enjoy the efforts of countless others toward achieving the same goal, they can do it again the next day.
Since World No Tobacco Day was instituted, the World Health Organization has assigned a different theme to it. One year, they put a 24-hour ban on cigarette advertising.
Not everyone is on the World No Tobacco Day bandwagon. Many smokers believe that they are the victims of discrimination on a more or less constant basis by society. They don’t need the entire world looking down on them. Such free thinkers are joined by tobacco companies worldwide, as well as tobacco growers.
Anything that gives smokers a reason to quit gives tobacco companies a reason to worry. Don’t let their worries deter you in your course of action. Set your quit date for May 31st, and find out what World No Tobacco Day can do for you.
Ray Boroumand is the Office Manager of 4th Street Medical, a leader in providing evaluations for medical marijuana in Santa Ana. An advocate for medical marijuana, Ray believes in making the process as simple and easy for patients as possible through quick and convenient verification. At 4th Street Medical, he stresses convenience, affordability and transparency 100% of the time.