World Anti-Tobacco Day 2022

World Anti-Tobacco Day 2022


On 31st May every year, the world celebrates the Anti-Tobacco Day. The annual day is marked to spread awareness about the effect of consuming tobacco. A tobacco-free world would be happier if we are more likely to live a sustainable life. Every Year around 7 million people die from the outcome of tobacco consumption, and the number is rising to around 8-9 million by 2030. This is the harsh reality that we plant and grow these toxin-based substances.

WHO aims to end this practice and promote the campaign to enlighten the health risk associated with tobacco consumption. After consuming tobacco, The lungs stop functioning properly. Our body is not suitable for the consumption of nicotine. Nicotine is highly addictive and can severely damage the lungs, bones, breasts and other parts of the body.

Tobacco damages our body and can severely damages our planet too. You would be surprised to know that on average 3.7 litres of water is wasted just for making one cigarette. Whoa, this makes me a little surprising that how many litres of water have been wasted and we are not done yet, next one, for the cultivation of tobacco about 6 million trees are chopped just to make cigarettes, and 84 million of co2 emissions are released into the air. The main reason is the rising global temperature.

Effects of tobacco on our body 

  • Smoking can cause cancer like breast cancer, lung cancer etc and can block your body from fighting it. Poisons in tobacco smoke can damage or change a cell’s DNA. DNA is the cell’s “instruction manual” that controls a cell’s normal growth and function. 
  • Smoking during pregnancy can cause tissue damage in the unborn baby, particularly in the lung and brain.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease more common in women that affects the joints in your hands and feet. It causes painful swelling that can eventually result in bone loss and joint deformity
  • Smoking contributes to type 2 diabetes and increases the risk of complications from the disease including poor blood flow to the legs and feet.

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