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World Tobacco Day urges people to quit Smoking Habits
World Tobacco Day urges people to quit Smoking Habits

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May 31st is the day dedicated to eradicate the use of tobacco the most common cause of various deadly diseases including Cancer and COPD - Chronic Bronchitis. The World No Tobacco Day primarily focuses on encouraging users to refrain from tobacco consumption and its related products for a period of at least 24 hours. The day is further intended to draw global attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and its harmful effects which kills over 5.4 million people annually. Approximately one person dies every six seconds due to tobacco and this accounts for one in 10 adult deaths. Up to half of current users will eventually die of a tobacco-related disease. Key facts Tobacco kills up to half of its users. Tobacco kills nearly six million people each year of whom more than 5 million are users and ex users and more than 600 000 are nonsmokers exposed to second-hand smoke. Nearly 80 of the world s one billion smokers live in low- and middle-income countries. Consumption of tobacco products is increasing globally. The six MPOWER measures are Monitor tobacco use and prevention policies Protect people from tobacco use Offer help to quit tobacco use Warn about the dangers of tobacco Enforce bans on tobacco advertising promotion and sponsorship Raise taxes on tobacco. Understanding the need of the hour Apollo Speciality Cancer Hospital has taken the initiative to commemorate No Tobacco Week by spreading awareness on oral lung cancer and also the harmful effects of tobacco. As part of the week long campaign against the usage of tobacco the hospital has arranged a series of activities. In collaboration with Madras Road Transport Corporation MTC Apollo Speciality Cancer Hospital Chennai organised a series of activities to curb the usage of tobacco. An awareness talk and Pulmonary function tests PFT were organized for the staff of Madras Transport Corporation in the city today. As bus drivers are more prone to pollution hazards and are in the forefront of active and passive smoking Apollo has taken the initiative to educate the staff of MTC against the harmful effects of tobacco & smoking. As a part of this major campaign Apollo Speciality Cancer Hospital has also organised for awareness talk shows and PFT test for employees of more than 10 Corporate Institutions. Over all Apollo targets to create awareness and screen more than 5000 Employees in these Corporates. Cardiac ailments have become an increasingly common feature among people as young as in their late 20s and early 30s and smoking is found to be one of the main contributing factors. According to World Health Organisation WHO tobacco consumption in any form is the second major cause of death worldwide. Hence in order to fight against the usage of tobacco every year May 31st is observed as World No Tobacco Day. This year the theme of the day has been chosen as Tobacco industry interference.

Posted On : 5/31/2012 10:58:41 PM

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Hello Nice information is posted in this forum. Cancer is very vital disease in today?s life. We cannot win with cancer but if prevention and medicine are taking then up to some Extent cancer will be decrease?

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smoking is bad habit . people should avoid smoking because it creates problems in lung. decrease your life time. so avoid smoking.

Posted On : 10/17/2012 1:33:50 AM

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hmmmmmmmm thats right smoking i realy a bad habbit ....

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