Tobacco Education and Prevention Coalition for Porter County To Celebrate World No Tobacco Day

By: Tobacco Education & Prevention Coalition for Porter County Last Updated: May 23, 2017

no-tobacco-day.jpg-2017Life is short, and for those who smoke, quitting returns precious years and vitality. That’s why organizations and businesses are delighted to announce that hundreds of associates will pledge to quit smoking on Wednesday, May 31st, World No Tobacco Day. World No Tobacco Day is the perfect time to support smokers trying to quit. Support can make all the difference.

The World Health Organization marks World No Tobacco Day each year by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. By quitting — even for one day — smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life – one that can help lead to reducing cancer risk.

Religious leaders have also long played a critical role in addressing the nation’s social challenges, especially in protecting children and other vulnerable populations. Churches, along with local businesses and organizations, will celebrate this day by promoting tobacco prevention.

Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the US, yet about 40 million Americans still smoke cigarettes — that’s about 1 in every 5 adults. Indiana ranks 39th among states in overall health. Smoking is a primary factor for the low ranking.

For more information, please contact Ryan Singh at 219-464-6722 or ryan.singh@valpo.edu