World No Tobacco Day, sponsored by the World Health Organization, is Monday, May 31, 2010. On World No Tobacco Day 2010, and throughout the following year, WHO will encourage governments to pay particular attention to protecting women from the tobacco companies' attempts to lure them into lifetimes of nicotine dependence. By responding to WHO's call, governments can reduce the toll of fatal and crippling heart attacks, strokes, cancers and respiratory diseases that have become increasingly prevalent among women.
Visitors to BODIES...The Exhibition can view a healthy lung featured next to a black lung ravaged by smoking in a vivid comparison more powerful than any textbook image. At the Exhibition, smokers can also vow to give up the addiction and throw away their cigarettes. To date, the Exhibition has thrown away more than 4,000 cigarettes from attendees to the Dallas Exhibition.
Get the Facts
Facts about smoking, courtesy of American Legacy Foundation:
- In the U.S. 125,522 die each year from lung, trachea, and bronchus cancers caused by smoking.
- 103,338 people die from smoking related respiratory diseases each year (pneumonia, bronchitis, emphysema, chronic airways obstruction).
- In the U.S. about 15% of all deaths from heart disease are attributable to smoking
- Every year, tobacco-related disease kills nearly 174,000 women.
- 18.3% of women in the U.S. smoke.
- During 2001-2004, average annual smoking-attributable health-care expenditures were approximately $96 billion.
- In the U.S. 3,400 people die each year from second hand smoke related lung cancer.
- There are about 4,000 chemicals in cigarettes.
- Nearly 70 animal and/or human carcinogens are in tobacco smoke.
Where: BODIES… The Exhibition
West End MarketPlace
603 Munger Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75202
Exhibition Dates: Through August 29, 2010