World No Tobacco Day is observed around the world on May 31 every year.
15 billion cigarettes are smoked worldwide every day.
The goal of this day is to encourage smoking people to make a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption around the world.
Another goal is to draw attention to the negative health effects, which currently lead to nearly 6 million deaths each year worldwide, including 600,000 of which are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke. Exposure to Secondhand smoke causes nearly 50,000 deaths each year in the U.S. alone.
A single cigarette contains over 4,800 chemicals, 69 of which are known to cause cancer.
Did you know that smoking causes 1 in every 5 deaths in the U.S. every year?
The No Tobacco Day was created in 1987 by member states of the World Health Organization (WHO).
Experts say that every cigarette you smoke reduces your expected life span by 11 minutes.
What sad is that even we all know about smoking demages, every day, nearly 4000 teens only in the U.S. smoke their first cigarette while 1,000 start smoking on a daily basis.