World No Tobacco Day

May 31, 2017, was World No Tobacco Day. We want to help people understand the dangers that are associated with using tobacco products and the diseases it can create.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website, smoking is the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the US. As people continue to habitually smoke all over the world, they don’t realize the immediate damage they’re causing their bodies as well as the lasting effects tobacco smoke will cause. Cigarette smoking alone kills  over 480,000 people a year in the US with almost 9% of these deaths being caused by secondhand smoke. That means that about 41,000 people die each year just because a family member or friend smokes near them too much. Essentially, smoking doesn’t just hurt your body, it hurts those of your loved ones more than you may know.

The most effective way to avoid harming your health or the health of those around you is to simply not smoke. Remember, even if someone close to you smokes tobacco, it is harming you as well. Be vocal about the dangers of tobacco and continue to spread awareness of its destruction. You could be saving somebody’s life! We hope you can continue by making every day World No Tobacco Day.