World No Tobacco Day 2023: Know the significance of the day

World No Tobacco Day is an annual event held on May 31

Promotes awareness about health issues related to tobacco use

Initiated by the World Health Assembly resolution in 1987

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More than 8 million annual deaths due to tobacco use, according to WHO

UN's Sustainable Development Goals aim to reduce tobacco-related deaths by a third by 2030

The day advocates for effective tobacco-control policies and public health initiatives