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1825 French king Charles X reportedly cured five patients only with his touch. Around the year 1100, a new way of treatment emerged in France and England by the touch of the king's hands. There is also a famous biblical story about the leper that Jesus cured with touch. Mostly this treatment was applied for scrofuloses, which is why they even called it a royal disease. This custom was held until the nineteenth century with the approval of doctors.  
1987 World No Tobacco Day. World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is marked around the world every year on 31 May. It is intended to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption around the globe. The day is further intended to draw attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to negative health effects, which currently lead to nearly 6 million deaths each year worldwide, including 600,000 of which are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke. The member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) created World No Tobacco Day in 1987. In the past twenty one years, the day has been met with both enthusiasm and resistance around the globe from governments, public health organizations, smokers, growers, and the tobacco industry.  

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