World No Tobacco Day, observed annually on May 31, is a pivotal global initiative championed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to emphasize the profound health hazards associated with tobacco use. World No Tobacco Day seeks to empower individuals to break free from the grip of tobacco addiction and pave the way toward a healthier, smoke-free future for all.

Tobacco Facts
• Tobacco use is a leading cause of preventable death globally. It is responsible for more than 8 million deaths annually, with over 7 million attributed to direct tobacco use and around 1.2 million due to non-smokers being exposed to secondhand smoke.
• Tobacco addiction often begins in adolescence.
Worldwide, approximately 7.8% of young people ages
13-15 report using tobacco products, with significant variations across regions and countries.

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