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World No Tobacco Day, here’s when it is and what it is about

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Tomorrow is world no tobacco day. A day born to remember how important it is to quit smoking.

May 31st is World No Tobacco Day. An important moment , born to remember how much smoking can damage health and beyond.
This year, moreover, this event is more important than ever since compared to the last few years there has been an increase in smokers again.
Organized by WHO , this day focuses on both health and the impact tobacco has on the planet. Let's not forget that several studies show how the damage from smoking lasts for several years in the body.

The alarming data related to smoking

Recent surveys have shown that at least 8 million people die each year from cigarette smoking. An extremely alarming figure to which is added the fact that between cultivation, production, distribution and waste, tobacco turns out to be harmful even posthumously to health and certainly to the environment.

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Therefore, quitting smoking turns out to be a real awareness as well as a wise decision to make both for your own health and for that of your loved ones and, obviously, for the well-being of the planet. Indeed, it is now more than proven that smoking increases pollution levels.

E-cigarettes are also a danger

While for many there is the mistaken belief that e-cigarettes are a viable alternative to tobacco smoke, the reality is very different. In fact, there are several scientific tests that show that there is not enough data to consider electronic cigarettes less harmful and less polluting than traditional smoke. In order to live a healthier life, a cessation of both forms of smoking is therefore desirable. Reason why this world day is spent every year in the dissemination of all information related to smoking and its damage.

In this regard, it is important to remember that there is a toll-free number dedicated to those who wish to quit smoking and which is called Telephone Verde Fumo. A telephone line created in 2016 and reachable on 800 554088. Active from Monday to Friday from 10 to 16, this line promoted by the Alcohol and Drug Smoking observatory and, obviously, completely anonymously, offers both advice and listening to those who wish learn more about the risks or are planning to quit smoking.

In this regard, there is also a website from which it is possible to obtain all the information on smoking and the risks related to it. And, of course, you can also receive counseling support during the period leading up to and accompanying the decision to quit.

From today, therefore, those who want to quit smoking are no longer alone. Indeed, doing so may be easier than you think, bringing various health benefits and helping to improve the lifestyle by promoting undoubtedly stronger health. All while acting in line with the environment at the same time. Which, albeit indirectly, is always good for health.

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