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World No Tobacco Day is observed across the globe on May 31 every year. It is aimed at encouraging people to abstain from consuming tobacco for 24 hours and raising awareness about the hazardous effects of tobacco consumption on a person's health and well-being. This year WHO is advocating making 'plain packaging' for tobacco products, which involves removal of branding and promotional information from the products, mandatory. In 'plain packaging', brand and promotional information is removed from tobacco packet and replaced by graphic health warnings, dull colour combinations, a brand name and a product or manufacturer's name in standardised front. So as the world witness a no-tobacco day today, here we bring you some facts about the use of tobacco