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Significant Tobacco Days and Events


World No Tobacco Day (WHO): observed around the world every year on May 31st. It is meant to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption across the globe.

Great American Smokeout (GAS): an annual event held on the third Thursday of November. The event challenges people to stop smoking cigarettes for 24 hours, hoping their decision to not smoke will last forever.

World Asthma Day:an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world. World Asthma Day takes place on the first Tuesday of May.

World Cancer Day: an annual event that occurs on February 4 to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. It is led by the International Union Against Cancer, a global consortium of more than 350 cancer-fighting organizations in over 100 countries.

World Mental Health Day: an annual event that occurs every October 10, it is a day for global mental health education, awareness, and advocacy. It was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, a global mental health organization with members and contacts in more than 150 countries.

COPD Awareness Month: an annual event that is promoted throughout the entire month of November, it is sponsored by the US COPD Coalition, the observance is a time for organizations and communities across the country to increase the overall awareness of COPD.