7 May 2013 -- Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day, highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. Tobacco kills nearly six million people each year, of which more than 600 000 are non-smokers dying from breathing second-hand smoke. The theme of this year’s campaign is "Ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship".
6 millionNearly 6 million people killed by tobacco each year.World No Tobacco Day
600 000people die each year from exposure to second-hand smoke.Fact sheet on tobacco
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)
63%of all deaths are caused by NCDs, with tobacco as the greatest risk factor.Global status report on NCDs