Celebrating the World No Tobacco Day, May 31, 2014

Around 6 million people die each year from tobacco use out of which, almost 600,000 are non-smokers affected by breathing second hand smoke. The World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed every year on 31st May under different themes to highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use and to advocate for effective public policies to help reduce tobacco consumption. For this year the day has been observed under the Theme; ‘Raise Tobacco Tax – Lower Death and Disease’