Keep these 5 daily health promises for a healthy heart

This year, as world heart day celebrates the global community of Heart Heroes, Dr Ramakanta Panda, vice chairman of Asian Heart Institute and world-renowned heart surgeon reminds us of five everyday health promises that we need to keep to live longer, better and heart-healthy lives

Keep these 5 daily health promises for a healthy heartPromise yourself a sound sleep Make sleep a priority. Researchers believe that sleeping too little causes disruption in our biological clocks and thus adversely affects body functions, including increasing the risk of developing high blood pressure and inflammation in the body and can cause heart disease. The prescribed duration of sleep is nothing less than […]

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 […]

Make government buildings tobacco-free, central govt directs states

The Union Health Ministry has written a letter to all the state governments, directing them to make all the government buildings tobacco-free. Union Health Secretary, Preeti Sudan has written a letter to the state governments

Make government buildings tobacco-free, central govt directs statesSoon, state government buildings will go tobacco-free across all states in India. In order to protect the public health, the Union Health Ministry has issued this directive. The Health Ministry has agreed to provide any technical support to the state government if required. A number of times, when we visit the government institutions, we see […]

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 […]

#WorldNoTobaccoDay: CM Fadnavis takes a pledge for tobacco-free Maharashtra

On the occasion of the World No Tobacco Day, Maharashtra government has taken a pledge to make the state tobacco-free. Also, the government has launched a toll-free number for the people to file complaints in case Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) has been violated in the state

#WorldNoTobaccoDay: CM Fadnavis takes a pledge for tobacco-free MaharashtraThe government of Maharashtra has undertaken various initiatives to make the state tobacco-free. On the occasion of the World No Tobacco Day, a programme was organised by the Salaam Bombay Foundation in Mantralaya. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Health Minister Deepak Sawant, took the pledge of tobacco-free Mantralaya, along with the officers and the staff […]

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 […]