World No Tobacco Day is celebrated every year in Bombay and neighboring towns with great enthusiasm. The day provides an ideal platform to launch various anti-tobacco campaigns, rallies, marches and public debates, involving people from all walks of life.
On this occasion, Apex Group of Hospitals organized a special assembly to make citizens Borivali station aware of the harmful effects of tobacco. Posters were made by doctors and nurses where more than 40 citizens took an oath to quit smoking after being advised by doctors at Apex Hospital in Borivali.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Tanvi Shah, Director of Apex Group of Hospitals, said: “8 million people are killed each year by tobacco products and 1 million people die each year from exposure to second-hand smoke. It is very important to explain the harms of addiction to citizens who are addicted to tobacco. If you are a smoker, try to quit. If you are not addicted, encourage others to quit. Citizens who smoke and are addicted to tobacco have a 50% higher risk of serious illness and death. According to the Department of Health and Family Welfare, tobacco use can lead to four major non-communicable diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic lung disease and diabetes. the next 15 days.
Tobacco use poses a serious health risk and is often accompanied by life-threatening illness. Smokers inhale toxic chemicals, which not only damage the airways and lungs, but also deprive the body of oxygen, making them more susceptible to developing pneumonia and other life-threatening respiratory conditions such as cancer .
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