World No Tobacco Day -May 31, 2021

LuxembourgPosted on 30 May 2021 by Team

The theme of the World no Tobacco Day 2021 is 'Commit to quit.' World No Tobacco Day is observed on May 31 every year to highlight the risk associated with the use of tobacco. The annual campaign is an opportunity to raise awareness to help reduce use and protect the health of the people

"Quitting smoking is therefore the best thing smokers can do to reduce both their risk of serious COVID-19 disease and their risk of developing cancer and heart and respiratory disease." , Paulette Lenert. "Don't let tobacco take your breath away!"

1 year of smoking cessation = 50% less risk of a myocardial infarction

The Ministry of Health also wishes to recall that stopping smoking is beneficial at any age:

  • after 48 hours of stopping, the body is better oxygenated and respiratory function improves;
  • after 1 year of stopping, breathing returns to normal and the risk of myocardial infarction is halved;
  • after 10 years of quitting, the risk of dying from lung cancer is halved compared to that of a smoker;
  • after 20 years , the risk has reverted to that of a non-smoker.

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