May 31, 2019

World No Tobacco Day is being observed on May 31 with the theme "Don't let tobacco take your breath away - Choose Health Not Tobacco" with focus on "tobacco and lung health."


  • Every year, on 31 May, the World Health Organization (WHO) and global partners celebrate World No Tobacco Day (WNTD). 

  • The annual campaign is an opportunity to raise awareness on the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure, and to discourage the use of tobacco in any form. 

  • The focus of World No Tobacco Day 2019 is on "tobacco and lung health." The campaign will increase awareness on - 
    • the negative impact that tobacco has on people’s lung health, from cancer to chronic respiratory disease,

    • the fundamental role lungs play for the health and well-being of all people.