This is from the infomail email system at work. Please help to eradicate disease from tobacco usage, whether as a user or through second hand smoke.
May 28, 2014
Celebrate World No Tobacco Day – Make it your time to quit!
Every year, on May 31st, the World Health Organization and partners everywhere mark World No Tobacco Day. This day highlights the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. The global tobacco epidemic kills nearly 6 million people each year, of which more than 600,000 are non-smokers dying from breathing in second-hand smoke. Tobacco remains the single most preventable cause of death globally and is currently responsible for 10% of adult deaths worldwide.
The ultimate goal of World No Tobacco Day is to contribute to protecting present and future generations not only from the devastating health consequences due to tobacco, but also from the social, environmental and economic scourges of tobacco use and exposure to tobacco smoke.