World No Tobacco Day – 31/05/2007
100% Smoke free environments
The Member States of World Health Organization (WHO) created World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) in 1987 to draw global attention to the tobacco epidemic and the preventable death and disease it causes.
The theme of World No Tobacco Day 2007 is “100% Smokefree environments”. This theme is designed to increase awareness on the dangers of smoking and how harmful it is to inhale second-hand smoke.
Tobacco is the second major cause of death in the world. Half of today’s regular smokers, which is about 650 million people, will die of a smoking related disease.
Hundreds of thousands of non-smokers die each year from diseases caused by inhaling second-hand smoke.
100% smoke-free environments is the only answer to protect workers and the public from the serious, harmful effects of tobacco smoke.