Health Days 2022

World No Tobacco Day
​Overview: 
Everyone knows about the damage smoking causes. However, a lot of people, of all ages, still smoke and end up suffering from its effects. MOH seeks to put an end to smoking and help smokers quit, with the aim of saving their lives and protecting them from diseases, as well as ensuring all members of society remain healthy and free of diseases. Smoking is not limited to just traditional cigarettes. It can also include e-cigarettes, hookah, etc.  
May 31st of every year marks a day of raising awareness about the importance of combating smoking in all its forms and informing people about its hazards, including many diseases, or even death. 

Facts: 
More than 8 million die from tobacco use every year. 
About 1.2 million deaths result from non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke.
Smoking is one of the top problems that affect public health. 

Objectives:
  • Raise awareness about the dangers of all kinds of first and second-hand smoke.  
  • Raise awareness about the harmful effects of smoking on lung health. 
  • Refute myths and reveal deceitful patterns the smoking industry uses.  
  • Keep young people informed so they can act against the market schemes that target them.  
  • Empower young people to help them counteract the manipulation of the smoking industry. 
Official date:
Globally: May 31st, 2022
Locally: Dhul-Qi’dah 1st, 1443H.​

Theme:
Tobacco: Threat to our environment​

References:
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Saudi MOH Portal​
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Last Update : 22 May 2022 03:29 PM
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