Every year on May 31st the world celebrates No Tobacco Day. This celebration was created by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1987. Its purpose is to encourage people to avoid tobacco, at least for this 24-hour period. The WHO wants to warn people of the dangers of tobacco consumption. Tobacco is responsible for 5.4 million deaths every year globally. That’s more than HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis combined. Please, if you or someone you know smokes, encourage them to stop. Social smoking is not an excuse, because social cancer will kill you just as easily as regular cancer.