May 31 was World No Tobacco Day!
The idea is to encourage NO SMOKING for 24 hours. The goal is to raise awareness on the widespread use of tobacco and its negative effects to health. According to the World Health Organization, tobacco smoking is responsible to more than 7 million deaths annually in the world. Second-hand smoke has also become a compelling health issue. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals identify Health and Well-Being to be the number 3 goal, of which also focuses on cardio-vascular health concerns among others. With this, multiple efforts to promote health and well-being has been launched globally.
To date, the Philippines is the top smoking country in South East Asia.
The Department of Health has attained milestones in reducing tobacco use through THE TOBACCO TAX REPORT LAW of 2012, with a drop of 17 million smokers in 2009 to 15.9 million in 2015.
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Many smokers attest the positive effects in their body after quitting. UNILAB shares the positive benefits of quitting smoking. https://www.unilab.com.ph/articles/what-happens-to-your-body-when-you-stop-smoking/
Health is Wealth. One of the best gifts we could ever give ourselves is good health. As the government warning goes, “smoking is dangerous to your health.”