World No Tobacco Day
Each year, the World Health Organization (WHO) sponsors World No Tobacco Day. The event serves to highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use and exposure by - advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption, decrease children's exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS), and encourage cessation and tobacco control.
This year's event will be held on May 31, 2020. The theme "Protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use" focuses on empowering young people to engage in the fight against Big Tobacco.
Tobacco continues to be the leading cause of preventable death, killing more than eight million people across the global annually. About 1.2 million of these deaths are the result of non-smokers being exposed to SHS.
World No Tobacco Day is an opportunity to call on countries to work together to end the tobacco pandemic. To learn more about WNTD, visit the
WHO campaign site.
For more information on the global fight against tobacco, visit the WHO Tobacco Free Initiative Web site.
View information from
previous World No Tobacco Days.