CCHD Supports World No Tobacco Day
Every year on May 31st, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners mark World No Tobacco Day. The Cascade City-County Health Department (CCHD) joins this worldwide event with local activities at East Middle School. These will begin on Tuesday, May 27th by promoting the number 1,400 through posters, announcements and ads on TV Monitors. Then on Wednesday, May 28th the significance of that number will be revealed to the students along with a table where reACTors will explain the event, discuss reACT, and promote tobacco prevention.
World No Tobacco Day highlights the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death globally and is currently responsible for killing one in 10 adults worldwide. The theme of this year’s World No Tobacco Day campaign is “Ban tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship”.
“Tobacco addiction is a global issue,” says Nicole Bronec, reACT Youth Coordinator. “World No Tobacco Day brings light to the serious health risks of tobacco, not just in Montana, but around the world.”
Tobacco kills nearly six million people each year worldwide, of which more than 600,000 are non-smokers dying from breathing second-hand smoke.
“There is no safe level of tobacco consumption or exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke,” Bronec adds. “World No Tobacco Day is all about people of all walks of life coming together to help each other to get healthy and stop the global tobacco epidemic.”
For more information about the World No Tobacco Day events at East Middle School contact Nicole Bronec at 452-0881 x306.
To learn more about the services CCHD’s Tobacco Use Prevention Program provides, visit their program page.