World No Tobacco Day

Vinod C Dixit

David Byrne has rightly said, “The True Face of Tobacco Is disease, death and horror- not the glamour and sophistication the pushers in the tobacco industry try to portray.” The main objective of celebrating the World No Tobacco Day all over the world is to promote and encourage the common public to reduce or stop the use of tobacco or its products consumption as it may lead to the some lethal diseases (cancer, heart problem) or even death. Tobacco use kills at least one out of the 10 people worldwide every year whereas the number of tobacco user all around the world is 1.3 billion.
Research shows that higher taxes are especially effective in reducing tobacco use among lower-income groups and in preventing young people from starting to smoke. It is very necessary to ban or stop the use of tobacco on global basis as it leads to many illnesses like lung cancer, heart attacks, strokes, chronic heart diseases, emphysema, variety of cancers and etc. While cigarette smokers are smoking cigarettes, the non smokers are getting punished by the smoke exhaled by them.
Tobacco smoke brings lot of problems to non-smokers in the way of headaches, vomiting sensation and other such problems. It is time we understand that pictorial warnings on tobacco products, banning the sale of loose cigarettes and other such silly moves will fetch little results in our fight against tobacco consumption.
— Ahmedabad, India

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