Smokers in Minnesota and worldwide are being encouraged to toss out their cigarettes today for “World No Tobacco Day.” Taking a page from the “Meatless Mondays” playbook, this year, the World Health Organization has introduced “Quit and Stay Quit Mondays” – an initiative that encourages smokers to quit on Monday, and if it doesn’t stick, try quitting again the next Monday. Joanna Cohen with the Johns Hopkins Institute for Global Tobacco Control says despite a mountain of research about tobacco’s effects on health, eight million people around the world die each year from smoking-related causes.