World No Tobacco Day: 31 May

World No Tobacco Day is observed around the world every year on May 31. The theme for World No Tobacco Day 2017 is “Tobacco – a threat to development.” This theme has been set by the World Health Organization, WHO.

The campaign aims to demonstrate the threats that the tobacco industry poses to sustainable development, including the health and economic well-being of citizens in all countries. It is intended to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption around the globe. 

Static Takeaways for SBI PO Mains Exam-
  • Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus will be the New head of WHO  after replacing Margaret Chan.
  • Headquarter of WHO is in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • The member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) created World No Tobacco Day in 1987.
Source- WHO


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