(NEW YORK) -- Americans along with others around the world are gearing up to acknowledge World No Tobacco Day on Tuesday.
The World health Organization (WHO) has chosen “The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control” as the theme for the 2011 installment of World No Tobacco Day on Tuesday.
According to statistics provided by the WHO, tobacco kills almost six million people worldwide every year. Of that number, more than five million are either current or formers tobacco users, while over 600,000 are said to be individuals exposed to second-hand smoke.
The WHO says that tobacco could contribute to the cause of death for as much as one billion people in the 21st century.
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