May 31 is the World Health Organization’s (WHO) official World No Tobacco Day. According to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, a comprehensive ban of all tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship is required.
According to WHO, tobacco kills nearly six million people every year, of which more than 600 000 are non-smokers exposed to second-hand smoke.
- 6 millionNearly 6 million people killed by tobacco each year.
- 10 facts on the global tobacco epidemic
- 600 000people die each year from exposure to second-hand smoke.
- Fact sheet on tobacco