Wednesday, May 30, 2012

World No Tobacco Day: May 31st 2012

World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), Celebrates on 31st may every year around the world. Which is promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO) to focus everybody’s attention to tobacco’s negative health effects. This year No Tobacco Day will observed in whole world on Thursday May 31st 2012.

                                           On 31st may each year WHO celebrates world no tobacco day, highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce consumption. Tobacco use is the second cause of death globally ( after Hypertension) and is currently responsible for killing one in 10 adults worldwide. The World Health Assembly created World No Tobacco Day in 1987 to draw global attention to the tobacco epidemic and its lethal effects. It provides an opportunity to highlight specific tobacco control messages and to promote adherence to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Tobacco use is the number one preventable epidemic that the health community faces.

Quitting tobacco  : 

                                               Quitting tobacco is not easy as tobacco dependence is a cluster of behavioural, cognitive and physiological phenomena. Very few tobacco users can successfully quit the habit in their first attempt. But the evidence is strong that it can be done. From quit lines to counselling to prescription medicines, there are numerous effective ways to quit.

Tabacco Free Initiative

Do you know?
All types of tobacco products including:
Description: *      Cigerattes, Bidis, Kreteks, Cheroots, pipes, cigars, hookahs
Description: *      Gul, Khaini, Gutka, Jarda, betel quid with tobacco,
Description: *      Tobacco with paan
Description: *      Tobacco paste for gum and teeth
 Smoking Causes :
Description: *   Cancers like lung cancer, oral cancer, kidney cancer and stomach cancer.
Description: *   Lung diseases like bronchitis, asthma, coughing and increased risk of TB.
Description: *   Heart diseases like ischaemic heart  disease, stroke.
Description: *   Impotency and infertility in men and women
Description: *   Preterm delivery, Stillbirth, Low birth weight and Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

What You Can do ?
Avoid experimenting with tobacco

Exposure to Second-hand Smoke (SHS)
Description: *     If you are a tobacco user ask your nearby health worker or doctor about the way to quit tobacco use.   
 Description: *    Your determination for keeping healthy is enough for quitting the dangerous habit.
Smoke that comes from the burning end of a cigarette, beedi, cigar or hookah and the smoke exhaled by the smoker are as harmful as smoking itself.
Description: *      Second-hand smoke contains more than 50 cancer-causing chemicals
Description: *      It increases the risks of cancer and heart & chest diseases like bronchitis and pneumonia.
Description: *      It hampers the growth of the baby in the mother’s womb
Description: *      It causes asthma and ear infection in children.
Description: *      Children, pregnant women and older people are most vulnerable.
There is no level of safe exposure to second-hand smoke.
What you can to do?
You can protect yourself and your loved ones by:
Description: *      Making your home and car smoke-free.
Description: *      Asking people not to smoke around   you and your children.
Description: *      Teaching children to stay away from smoke.
Description: *      Remind the smokers about the provisions of smoke-free laws
Description: *      Choosing restaurants and other businesses that are smoke-free.
Description: *      If your spouse or partner smokes, have him or her refrain from smoking indoors.
Chewing tobacco causes

Description: *      Oral and throat cancers
Description: *      Increased risk of hypertension and cardiovascular diseases
Description: *      Decomposing and decaying teeth
Description: *      Increased risk of women to give still birth and low birth-weight babies
Description: *      Bad breadth
Description: *      Bad habit of spitting every where

What you can do?

Description: *      Quit tobacco products and live a healthy and clean life.
Description: *      Ask the nearby health worker, or your physician how to quit tobacco products

No Tobaco day : May 31st 2012
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