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World No Tobacco Day is celebrated around the world every year on May 31.
The Member States of the World Health Organization created World No Tobacco Day in 1987 to draw global attention to the tobacco epidemic and the preventable death and disease it causes. In 1987, the World Health Assemby passed Resolution WHA40.38, calling for 7 April 1988 to be a "a world no-smoking day." In 1988, Resolution WHA42.19 was passed, calling for the celebration of World No Tobacco Day, every year on 31 May.
Each year, more than 5 million people die because of the use of tobacco (more than from HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined). Current trends shows a death toll of around 8 millions by 2030.
Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death killing around 443,000 people per year only in the United States. An estimated 49,000 of these deaths are the result of secondhand