World No Tobacco Day: Take care of your health before it’s too late

Tobacco, the ‘Chhota packet, bada dhamaka’ is the leading major cause of death, whom people reduce to ashes along with a knock of their death.

Most danger is of the deadly nicotine that raises dopamine at starting, but in later made consumer patient of arthritis, asthma, heart attack, hypertension, stroke and mouth, throat and lung cancer.

Observing May 31 every year as the World No Tobacco Day, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed the report in which the dangerous diseases of using tobacco along with the step to be control over it, the business practices of tobacco companies and WHO‘s role in fighting tobacco epidemic are to be informed with theme of “Tobacco Industry Interference”.

Source said, Dr B Paul Thaliath, Additional Director, Medical & HoD, Radiation Oncology, said, “The campaign will focus on the need to expose and counter the tobacco industry’s brazen and increasingly aggressive attempts to undermine the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) because of the serious danger they pose to public health“.

As per the study, the second biggest cause of death globally after hypertension is the tobacco, kills nearly 6 million people globally each year. Mostly deaths of people are due to second-hand smoke, killing one in 10 adults worldwide and seem to be up to 8 million by 2030. Youngsters who are badly affected by this are from both big cities as well as rural areas, being addicted to chewing paan, gutkha and smoking cigarettes. The poor level of tobacco-related awareness is the major cause of raising this disease rapidly.

The second hand smoke is badly infected illness in infants and kids, affecting their immune system. “Second-hand smoke or passive smoking is the case when a family member smokes in front of children at home or at public places,” Dr AK Nigam, nodal officer, Tobacco Control Cell told reporters.

On Allahabad, the Regional Cancer Center at the Kamla Nehru Memorial Hospital observed the World Tobacco Day in which topic of “Tobacco and cancer” will be held on with the Chest Physicians of India, Allahabad branch that discussed over tobacco and cancer, smoking and lung diseases and current concepts in management of lung cancer, according to source.

However, there are many law has been prescribed by the government on use of tobacco like Cigarettes And Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution)Act, 2003 (OTPA), but no one need to follow these. The sellers are doing their business at full track and buyers appreciate it, the law is more violated than implemented.

The World No-Tobacco Day, based to create awareness for refrain from tobacco consumption for atleast a period of 24 hours, is an effort to put attention to make a pollution-free environment by taking effective measures to prevent tobacco consumption.

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