May 30, 2020
May 31 is world no tobacco day sponsored yearly, since 1987 by the Member States of the World Health Organization.
World No Tobacco Day every year informs the public on the dangers of using tobacco, the business practices of tobacco companies, what the world Health organization is doing to fight the tobacco epidemic, and what people around the world can do to claim their right to health and healthy living and to protect future generations.
This year’s theme is prevention of smoking by our youth and awareness of how tobacco companies market to younger generations.
This year, the World Health Organization is encouraging efforts that empower young people to stand up to big tobacco companies by resisting their ads and marketing and refusing to use any tobacco or nicotine products including e-cigarettes and other vaping devices.
Here are 5 reasons your urologist may tell you not to smoke according to the Urology Care Foundation:
You don't have to do it alone. Your family, your friends, and your doctors will help you.
Get ready. Set a date to quit. Get support and seek help.
The national tobacco quit line: 1-800-QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669).
Free smartphone and tablet apps are available. Try the National Cancer Institute's QuitPal.
Websiters such as Smokefree.gov offers a ton of support and resources including a text messaging program called SmokefreeTXT.