World No Tobacco Day

This year's theme for World No Tobacco Day is "Tobacco industry Interference" drawing attention to the activities and practices of the tobacco industry. The link between smoking and lung cancer was scientifically established in 1950, yet since then smoking has killed 100 million people. The World Health Organization warns that unless societies act, tobacco use will kill a billion people this century.


Worldwide, tobacco use kills one in 10 adults. After hypertension, it is the second cause of death globally.