Maharashtra govt’s campaign for tobacco-free schools yields positive results

The state government’s campaign to ensure tobacco-free schools has borne fruit. The government had swung into action to prevent future generations of youngsters from being addicted to tobacco products

Maharashtra govt’s campaign for tobacco-free schools yields positive resultsAround 2,755 schools across Maharashtra have now been declared tobacco-free by the state government. According to the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS), the smoking of tobacco has decreased by 2.1%, and the consumption of tobacco products has decreased by 3.8%. The Maharashtra government had stepped up its efforts to reduce the consumption of tobacco in […]

How to prevent choking: The safe and easy way

The Heimlich manoeuvre works by creating an artificial cough. By pushing on the diaphragm, the manoeuvre forces air out of the lungs and up through the throat, forcing a trapped object out

How to prevent choking: The safe and easy wayIn 1972, a doctor from Cincinnati read a story about choking. At the time, choking was the sixth leading cause of accidental death. These statistics inspired the doctor to devise a simple way to prevent these deaths from happening. The procedure became known as the Heimlich manoeuvre. The Heimlich manoeuvre works by creating an artificial […]