No Tobacco Day: Tobacco consumption can increase risk of COVID-19 mortality

May 31 2021 12:39 PM
No Tobacco Day: Tobacco consumption can increase risk of COVID-19 mortality

World No Tobacco Day 2021: Here’s all you need to know about when is World No Tobacco Day, its history, theme this year and its significance amid Covid-19

According to the WHO, the Covid-19 pandemic has made millions of tobacco users want to quit smoking. With nearly 60% of tobacco users around the world wanting to quit smoking but only 30% of the global population having access to quality tobacco cessation services, WHO launched a global campaign under the slogan “Commit to Quit” to celebrate the World No Tobacco Day 2021.

It has been found that Consumption of tobacco can increase the risk of COVID-19 mortality, an anti-tobacco.  Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it is significant for people to stop smoking to keep their lungs in a better condition, the NGO said on the occasion of the World No Tobacco Day.

''The consumption of tobacco can create more problems during the COVID-19 infection. If you want to survive the COVID-19 threat, then you must quit smoking immediately,'' National Organisation for Tobacco Eradication's general secretary Dr Shekhar Salkar said in a video message.

Aiming to help 100 million people quit tobacco use through various initiatives and digital tools, WHO’s campaign can help create healthier conditions that promote tobacco cessation.

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