5/31/10 is World No Tobacco Day!

On May 31st of each year the World Health Organization celebrates World No Tobacco Day.  According to the World Health Organization (WHO) tobacco use is the second cause of death globally and kills one in ten adults worldwide.  WHO uses World No Tobacco Day to educate people of the health risks involved with tobacco use.

There is evidence of an increased risk of eye disorders not only for those who smoke, but also for those who are frequently exposed to tobacco smoke.  There is an increased risk of cataracts, age-related macular degeneration and disorders of the ocular surface (redness, itching, irritation).

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