When is World No Tobacco Day 2021?
Every year on May 31st ‘World No Tobacco Day’ is celebrated to increase awareness regarding health hazards of tobacco.
This year the theme of World No Tobacco day is: Quit tobacco to be a winner.
What is Relation between Tobacco and Cancer?
If you were asked to describe the relationship between “tobacco smoking” and “cancer,” you might immediately think of lung cancer. It’s true that smoking tobacco products (including cigarettes and cigars) causes almost nine of every 10 cases of lung cancer, but smoking & tobacco can cause cancer almost anywhere in your body, including in the
– Blood (acute myeloid leukemia)
– Lungs, bronchi, and trachea
– Mouth and throat
– Voice box (larynx)
What You Can Do on this ‘World No Tobacco Day’ ?
Everyone from those who influence youth directly to whole communities can help prevent children, teenagers, and young adults from trying and using tobacco products.
Parents and other caregivers can:
Talk to kids about the harms of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes.
Know what children watch, and talk about tobacco use onscreen.
Tell kids you expect them not to use tobacco products, or to stop using them.
Refuse to give tobacco products to kids, teens, or young adults.
Healthcare providers can:
Talk to their patients about the dangers of tobacco use .
Ask patients if they use tobacco products, and advise them to quit resources and tools
to help providers start the conversation about tobacco and quitting.
How can I stop using tobacco products?
- Think about why you want to quit.
- Pick a stress-free time to quit.
- Ask for support and encouragement from family, friends, and coworkers.
- Start doing some exercise or activity each day to relieve stress and improve your health.
- Get plenty of rest and eat a well-balanced diet.
- Join a stop-smoking program, or other support group.
- Talk with your healthcare provider doctor about medicines that may help you quit.
Dr Harsh Shah
Liver, Pancreas & Cancer specialist in Ahmedabad, India