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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Tobacco Products

World No Tobacco Day

Join us in celebrating World No Tobacco Day disclaimer icon—an annual event sponsored by the World Health Organization disclaimer icon (WHO) to raise awareness worldwide about one of the biggest public health threats.  

According to WHO: 

  • Tobacco kills up to half of its users.
  • In fact, it kills more than five million people a year – an average of one person every six seconds – and accounts for one in 10 adult deaths.
  • The annual death toll of more than five million could rise to more than eight million by 2030 unless urgent action is taken to control the tobacco epidemic.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Message From Our Director

Read our World No Tobacco Day 2011 Statement by Lawrence R. Deyton, MSPH, M.D., Director, FDA Center for Tobacco Products.
  

Celebrate World No Tobacco Day 

On May 31, join FDA and countries around the world to observe World No Tobacco Day, which highlights the health risks associated with tobacco use.

In support of this important day, we urge you to quit using cigarettes and smokeless tobacco, and to encourage others to quit using tobacco products. Visit resources to help you quit and Smokefree.gov for free, accurate, evidence-based information and professional assistance.  

We are working to reduce the public health burden of tobacco use. We envision making tobacco-related death and disease part of America’s past, not America’s future. Quitting smoking greatly reduces serious health risks, and smokeless tobacco is not a safe alternative to cigarettes.


Share Information About World No Tobacco Day

Tell your friends and networks about World No Tobacco Day.

Twitter: Follow us @FDATobacco disclaimer icon and retweet our messages.

Facebook: Update your Facebook status by sharing one of these messages with your friends.

  • Tobacco kills more than five million people a year – an average of one person every six seconds – and accounts for one in 10 adult deaths. In support of World No Tobacco Day, make today the day you stop smoking for good! Learn more about World No Tobacco Day and find resources to help you quit at  http://go.usa.gov/DaM.
  • In support of World No Tobacco Day, I stopped smoking and you can too. If you need help talk to your doctor, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or visit www.smokefree.gov for more information and support.
  • In support of World No Tobacco Day, I stopped using smokeless tobacco and you can too. If you need help talk to your doctor, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or visit www.smokefree.gov for more information and support.

Text Message: Text this message to your networks. 

  • Happy World No Tobacco Day! Learn more & find resources that will help you quit using tobacco: http://go.usa.gov/DaM

 

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