Saturday, May 31, marks the 27th World No Tobacco Day around the world. The event was created by the World Health Organization in 1987 as an opportunity to help tobacco users quit and call attention to the negative health effects of tobacco use. The day is recognized and observed around the world with events, demonstrations, education and discussion of tobacco policies and quitting resources. Tobacco is still a leading cause of preventable death and disease throughout the world, with nearly 6 million people dying each year. For more information on World No Tobacco Day, visit the World Health Organization.