CC cadets campaign against tobacco on World No Tobacco Day

OV Digital Desk

National Cadet Corps (NCC) cadets took a solemn oath to say a big no to the use of tobacco on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day on 31 May 2022. During this nationwide campaign, the NCC cadets organised rallies, enacted street plays, distributed leaflets and used all available means to sensitise the masses to stay away from tobacco.

Scientific evidence has linked tobacco use to rise in incidence of a number of ailments leading to deterioration of quality of life of people and avoidable deaths. The objective of the World No Tobacco Day is to enlighten people about the deadly components of the tobacco and its ill effects and to encourage people to claim their right to health and healthy living and to protect future generations.

With the strength of more than 15 lakh cadets, National Cadet Corps (NCC) is the largest uniformed and disciplined youth organisation in the world and undertakes extensive social awareness campaigns as part of its contribution to the Society.

World No Tobacco Day is observed around the world every 31 May. World Health Day observes the dangers of tobacco use, the business practices of tobacco companies, what the World Health Organization (WHO) is doing to combat the use of tobacco, and what people around the world can do to claim their right to health and healthy living and to protect future generations.

The World Health Organization (WHO) established World No Tobacco Day in 1987 to draw global attention to the tobacco epidemic and the preventable death and disease it causes.

The theme of World No Tobacco Day 2022 is “Protect the environment”, highlighting that, throughout its lifecycle, tobacco pollutes the planet and damages the health of all people.