Cigarette smoking is a life-threatening habit, decried by every major health organization across the globe. The tobacco epidemic is so pervasive that the World Health Organization (WHO) supports World No Tobacco Day, held annually on May 31. This day is meant to “demonstrate the threats that the tobacco industry poses to the sustainable development of all countries,” according to WHO.
The largest threat comes from preventable deaths, with about 6 million people dying each year from tobacco use.
Do your part to help curb tobacco consumption with these cessation tips:
Quitting smoking is not easy. Talk to your doctor, friends and family to develop a support network for the journey. The sooner you begin, the sooner you can quit for good.