If you are looking to ditch tobacco, make sure you include at least 15-20 minutes of physical exercise each day to maintain unwavering focus on quitting, a fitness expert said Saturday on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day.
Researchers have said that stale cigarette smoke that clings to furniture, carpets, walls could lead to cancer, new research suggests.
In a bid to promote a healthier and tobacco-free India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called for spreading awareness on the risks of tobacco consumption on the occassion of World No Tobacco Day.
While smoking rates have fallen among Indian men, they have risen among women. A factor, doctors say, that can be attributed to rising cases of infertility and higher risk of cancer among Indian women these days.
To prevent the rising incidences of oral cancer among the youth of West Bengal, an anti-smoking campaign was launched here on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day Friday.
Highlighting the ill-effects of smoking on children and pregnant women, experts Friday said that counselling about the risks of smoking in pregnancy would help limit the use of tobacco among women.
Bejon Misra, founder of Consumer Online Foundation, has been conferred with the World No Tobacco Day award for 2013 for his anti-tobacco campaign.
Half of the smoking population in the country thinks smoking "within limits" is harmless, a survey by a private general insurance firm has found.
Approximately 5.5 million people die around the world every year - with India accounting for nearly a fifth of this.
The central government has instructed the states to use the National Rural Health Mission workforce for anti-tobacco programmes.
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