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World No Tobacco Day

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Every year on 31st of May people all over the globe are encouraged to 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption. The idea of World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is to draw attention to how harmful smoking is.

Smoking doesn’t affect only a smoker and his health but also it influences the society that he lives in.

First World No Tobacco Day took place in 1987 and it was created by the World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO established this day and the campaign with the idea that the worldwide movement will be an assistant for smokers willing to quit.

The aim of the day is to spread awareness about the ills of tobacco consumption.

Every year on 31 May, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes individuals and/or organizations for their accomplishments in tobacco control with World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) Awards. Turkey

Smoking in Turkey is banned in government offices, workplaces, bars, restaurants, cafés, shopping malls, schools, hospitals, and all forms of public transport, including trains, taxis, and ferries. Turkey’s smoking ban includes provisions for violators, where anyone caught smoking in a designated smoke-free area faces a fine of 69 Turkish Lira.

The ban also forbids smoking advertising and the display of people smoking on television. Many foreign programmes or films that have scenes with characters smoking will usually have the cigarettes blurred out with a cartoon flower.

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