World No Tobacco Day was created by The Members States of the World Health Organisation in 1987 to draw global attention to the tobacco epidemic and preventable death and disease it causes.
In 1987, the World Health Assembly passed Resolution WHA 40.38, calling 7th April 1988 to be a "world no-smoking day." In 1988, Resolution WHA 42.19, calling for the celebration of World No Tobacco Day every year on the 31st of May.
This yearly celebration informs the public on the dangers of using tobacco, the business of tobacco companies, and what people around the world can do to claim their right to health and healthy living and to protect future generations. The theme for this year is "Commit To Quit".
The covid-19 pandemic has led to millions of tobacco users saying they want to quit. -Source: who.int