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May 31 was designated as World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) by the Member States of the World Health Organization in 1987 to stress the importance to fight against the tobacco epidemic, and to reduce the preventable death and diseases caused by its consumption.

Each year, a specific theme is highlighted. Materials and activities focused on the theme are designed to raise awareness of the dangers of using tobacco, the business practices of tobacco companies, what WHO is doing to fight the tobacco epidemic, and what people around the world can do to claim their right to health and healthy living and to protect future generations.

 

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