The World No Tobacco Day is being observed in the country with 175 other countries of the globe Friday, aiming to sensitise people about the bad effects of tobacco use.
Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death globally and is currently responsible for killing one in 10 adults worldwide, according to WHO.
The ultimate goal of the day, marked every year on May 31, is to contribute in protecting present and future generations not only from these devastating health consequences, but also against the social, environmental and economic scourges of tobacco use and exposure to tobacco smoke.
The theme of this year’s World No Tobacco Day is “Ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.”
Various organisations in Bangladesh, have chalked out programmes to mark the day. President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages on the occasion.