67-year-old man affected with tongue cancer, now urges people to give up tobacco

He neglected it but to his worst nightmare, the entire tongue started to get affected and in a matter of time the entire tongue was all covered with red and white matter. Timely intervention puts him on a sustained recovery path sans surgical intervention

67-year-old man affected with tongue cancer, now urges people to give up tobaccoIt was not long ago that 67-year-old Shivaji Thorat was running from pillar to post to get out of one of the worst situations of his life. His habit of chewing tobacco had landed him in a point of almost no return. Initially it was some kind soreness due to white and red plaques on […]

Pledge for life: Schoolchildren join campaign, say ‘no’ to tobacco

Pledge for Life’ campaign is all about saving children from initiating tobacco use. Children are informed about the ill-effects of tobacco and administered an oath that they will not touch tobacco and also discourage their family and friends from doing so

Pledge for life: Schoolchildren join campaign, say ‘no’ to tobaccoMaharashtra has 2.4 crore tobacco users and an estimated 72,000 die every year due to tobacco use. Sambandh Health Foundation’s Deepak Chhibba said according to Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) 2016-17, in Maharashtra state 26.6% of the population people (aged 15+) consume tobacco in some form. Of these 17 lac (1.9%) smoke cigarettes and another […]

Ban on tobacco ads help users to reduce its consumption

Hard-hitting anti-tobacco advertisements and graphical warnings on the packs – especially those that include pictures – reduce the number of children who start smoking and increase the number of smokers who quit

Ban on tobacco ads help users to reduce its consumptionGraphic warnings can persuade smokers to protect the health of non-smokers by smoking less at home and by avoiding smoking near children. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 78 countries, which represent 47% of the world’s population, meet the practice of graphical warnings. It contains warnings in the local language and covers at least […]

Soon: Dental colleges to start tobacco cessation centres

The Dental Council of India (DCI) has directed 310 dental colleges across the country to set-up Tobacco Cessation Centres (TCCs) with a vision to help build the capacity of aspiring dental students and to help tobacco users quit it

Soon: Dental colleges to start tobacco cessation centresThe need for such centres has been felt lately in view of rising oral cancer cases in India. Presently, Institute of Behavioural, Allied Sciences (IHBAS), Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute (VPCI) and Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital have three TCC centres in Delhi. This program is actively targeted at younger persons using tobacco, women users, rural populations […]

Tobacco consumption: Bihar mulls ban on khaini

Two years after imposing a blanket ban on consumption of liquor, the Bihar government now plans to ban the sale and consumption of khaini (a processed tobacco product that is widely consumed in large parts of India)

Tobacco consumption: Bihar mulls ban on khainiIt has also been found that khaini is one of the major causes of mouth cancer in Bihar. The World Health Organisation estimates that tobacco use is one of the main risk factors for chronic diseases like cancer, lung and cardiovascular diseases. The state government of Bihar has written a letter to the centre requesting […]

No tobacco: Air Vistara bans the consumption of gutka on board

Airplane giant Air Vistara has banned the consumption of tobacco on its flights. In India, around 29.6% of men and 12.8% of women currently use smokeless tobacco revealed The Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS-2)

No tobacco: Air Vistara bans the consumption of gutka on boardThe Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS-2) reveals that, in India, around 29.6% of men and 12.8% of women currently use smokeless tobacco. Moreover, around 21.4% (199.4 million) of all adults consume some or the other kind of smokeless tobacco. While 11% people consume Khaini, and 50% purchase loose smokeless tobacco. Compared to Global Adult Tobacco […]

World No Tobacco Day: Here’s what happens when you inhale second-hand smoke

Smoking in general is bad; this does not limit the risks for non-smokers. It is a well-known fact that when you inhale someone else’s smoke, you may be at the risk of lung cancer

World No Tobacco Day: Here’s what happens when you inhale second-hand smokeNonetheless, what is not identified and what not many people realise, is that second-hand smoke from cigarettes can also cause serious harm to your heart. Although smoking is banned at public spaces in the country, people are still exposed and inconvenienced, especially children living with smoker parents. Tobacco contains over 4,000 harmful chemical compounds; exposure […]

#WorldNoTobaccoDay: 40% of cancer cases in India caused due to tobacco use

Cancer is characterised by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells and which can invade adjoining tissues and/or spread to other organs. Malignancies can affect any organ and have many types, varying in pathology, clinical features and management strategies

#WorldNoTobaccoDay: 40% of cancer cases in India caused due to tobacco useCancer in India   The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has been collecting cancer incidence data through several population-based and hospital-based cancer registries for the last 30 years. These registries provide the most accurate information regarding cancer morbidity and mortality rates in India, thus helping in health expenditure planning for the disease at the national […]

Mumbai: 65 % transgenders consume tobacco, finds survey 

A survey conducted by the Cancer Patients Aid Association, in Mumbai, in September last year and April 2018, revealed 60 to 65 per cent of the transgenders consume some or the other kind of tobacco. Of which, as much as 35 per cent were found to be in pre-cancerous condition

Mumbai: 65 % transgenders consume tobacco, finds survey Among them, as high as 90 per cent of them consume tobacco due to various kinds of mental stress. The prevalence of tobacco consumption is rising not only in youths but also in the transgenders. A survey conducted by the Cancer Patients Aid Association, has revealed these shocking details. Seventy-five per cent of the transgenders, […]

NGOs urges President for nationwide anti-tobacco campaign

The trend of consuming tobacco is increasing among youth, which is a matter of serious concern. It is very important and necessary for the public health that younger generation are saved from being ruined by tobacco addiction. Everyday 5,500 children throughout the country start consuming tobacco and become addicted before the age of 18

NGOs urges President for nationwide anti-tobacco campaignA delegation led by Om Prakash, Member of Parliament from Siwan, Bihar appealed the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind to save children and youth in the country from tobacco addiction and submitted a memorandum to launch a national level campaign for tobacco free education institutions. Om Prakash along with delegation met Kovind at Rashtrapati […]
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