World No Tobacco Day
World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed around the world every year on May 31. It is intended to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption around the globe. The day is further intended to draw attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to 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. The member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) created World No Tobacco Day in 1987. In the past twenty years, the day has been met with both enthusiasm and resistance around the globe from governments, public health organizations, smokers, growers, and the tobacco industry.
There are so many health benefits of quitting smoking and it's never too late. After 24 hours of stopping, lungs start clearing out your build up of tar and after 3-9 months, your lungs will have room for up to 10% more oxygen.
There are a lot of reasons to quit smoking, from your health to your finances. Even though it won't be the easiest thing you ever do, it will be undoubtedly the best thing.