No Smoking Day is observed every year on the second Wednesday of March, to encourage people over the world to quit smoking. No Smoking Day, 2019 is being celebrated on March 13, but you can quit smoking on any day of the year. The main purpose of this day is to spread awareness about the harmful health effects of tobacco consumption through cigarette and other modes. Important message is to help smokers to get rid from the bad habit of smoking.
Smoking or chewing tobacco is one of the worst habits one can adopt. The health risks are known to all but still thousands of youth, between 12 to 17 years of age, start smoking each day. Some start it out of curiosity and others might just want to look like grownups.
Effect of smoking starts with coughing and throat irritation accompanied with bad breath and bad smelling clothes. It also leads to a patchy skin and discoloration of teeth.
Over the time, more serious conditions may develop, including health problems like heart disease, bronchitis, pneumonia, stroke, and many types of cancer, out of which, oral cancer being quite common.
Smoking is one of the biggest preventable causes of premature death. It is one of the main causes of serious and often fatal conditions, including heart disease and lung cancer. No matter what your age is or how long you've been smoking, your health benefits will begin as soon as you quit.
In order to quit smoking, firstly you need to be firm that you want to quit smoking. Once decided, do not be lured by others. It is very hard to quit smoking; after all, the nicotine in cigarettes is a powerful addictive drug. But with the right approach, you can do it. You'll need lot of patience and, yes, willpower to quit this habit. It won’t go in a day and it will gradually improve.
If you want to quit tobacco but are confused how to do it, join m-cessation programme of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).
Any tobacco user willing to quit tobacco can give a missed call on 011-22901701 for registration. You can also e-register yourself by filling your mobile number and e mail ID through http://www.nhp.gov.in/quit-tobacco. Thereafter, a two-way SMS process begins, wherein the registered user will be sent a welcome QUITNOW SMS, immediately from the short-code allocated through National Informatics Centre viz.5616115. This will be followed by more SMSs, some of which will request reply back. An exclusive email ID “email@example.com’ has been formulated for purposes of sending mailers for promotion of the project as well as to inform people at large regarding the ill effects of tobacco use at regular intervals.
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The Government of India enacted various legislations and comprehensive tobacco control measures.