World No Tobacco Day - May 31
Fri, May 31, 2024

World No Tobacco Day

If you have the bad habit of smoking cigarettes, May 31 is a good time to quit, as it is World No Tobacco Day. Give yourself the chance to take a deep breath, free of harmful resins and carcinogens. Smoking is recognized as harmful to one’s health.

The History

The holiday was created by the World Health Organization in 1988, to convey information about the dangers of tobacco, and its negative impact on the internal organs. Spreading this information aims at reducing smoking-related mortality. On this holiday, events are held aimed at persuading participants to give up tobacco on this day.

Interesting Facts

Smoking or other ways of using tobacco provokes the formation of dangerous diseases. Every year, 6 million people die from diseases related to tobacco addiction.

  1. Smoking means spending a substantial sum of money on cigarettes. American smokers spend an average of 4 thousand dollars a year on tobacco products. Think of better ways to spend this money: travel, a nice gift, or donating to a charity.
  2. Tuberculosis, chronic bronchitis, and cancer are just some diseases caused by the tobacco in cigarettes and smoking mixtures.
  3. Smoke inhaled by a smoker contains 7 thousand chemicals that are harmful to one’s health.

Quitting smoking is difficult, but can be done.

When is World No Tobacco Day celebrated in 2024?

World No Tobacco Day is observed on May 31 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday May 31 2024
Saturday May 31 2025