May 31st is World No Tobacco Day

WHO and partners mark May 31st, 2013 as World No Tobacco Day. This day highlights the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

Some quick facts about tobacco usage are that:

-6 million people die by tobacco every year.

-600,000 people die from exposure to second-hand smoke.

-63% of deaths are caused by NCDs (Noncommunicable Diseases), with tobacco as the greatest risk factor.

For more information about World No Tobacco Day, visit the source below.

Source: http://www.who.int/tobacco/wntd/en/

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