The World Health Organization has declared today, May 31st, to be World No Tobacco Day.

Activities to celebrate World No Tobacco day are planned in countries worldwide.

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Smoking increases the risk of colorectal cancer among many other diseases.  WHO says,

Tobacco is the second major cause of death in the world. It is well known that half the people who smoke regularly today – about 650 million people – will eventually be killed by tobacco. Equally alarming is the fact that hundreds of thousands of people who have never smoked die each year from diseases caused by breathing second-hand tobacco smoke.