The history says:
In 1987, the world health assembly decided to keep a particular day May 31, to promote and control the death rate caused by chewing and smoking tobacco in the world. In addition, a petition was passed at 'WHO' to remember and organize this day every year around the world. The aim of this day is to know, about the losses from tobacco, and how to get rid of it. April 7 1988 is the birth date of World Health Organization 'WHO'. However, as per the summit 'WHA 42.19' the day changed to May 31 instead of April 7. Now it crossed more than two decades, but the death rate not controlled so far.
The annual death rate due to Tobacco
As the world faces with many dilemmas, Tobacco is also became one of the most horrible cause in world. Millions of people being killed due to this, every year and the Govt. and World Health Organization taking various steps and actions to eradicate this problem. As the various Govt. and private organizations are promoting and making awareness among every rural and urban peoples, but there is no statistics of decreasing the death rate due to this. As per a survey by 'WHO', every year more than 5 million people killed by chewing and smoking tobacco in worldwide.
Slogans used every year on World No-Tobacco Day
1988 - Tobacco or Health: choose health
1989 - Women and tobacco: the female smoker: at added risk
1990 - Childhood and youth without tobacco: growing up without tobacco
1991 -Public places and transport: better be tobacco free
1992 - Tobacco free workplaces: safer and healthier
1993 - Health services: our windows to a tobacco free world
1994 - Media and tobacco: get the message across
1995 - Tobacco costs more than you think
1996 - Sport and art without tobacco: play it tobacco free
1997 - United for a tobacco free world
1998 - Growing up without tobacco
1999 - Leave the pack behind
2000 - Tobacco kills, don't be duped
2001 - Second-hand smoke kills
2002 - Tobacco free sports
2003 - Tobacco free film, tobacco free fashion
2004 - Tobacco and poverty, a vicious circle
2005 - Health professionals against tobacco
2006 - Tobacco: deadly in any form or disguise
2007 - Smoke free inside
2008 - Tobacco-free youth
2009 - Tobacco health warnings
2010 - Gender and tobacco with an emphasis
"The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control" is the slogan and theme for May 31, 2011 by World Health Organization.
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