Launch a 21 day challenge to quit tobacco- “You Quit, You Win”
~ Free screening camp from 31st May – 2nd June, 2016 from 10am to 4pm~
Mathura, 31st May, 2016: – Commemorating ‘World No Tobacco Day’, Nayati Multi Super Specialty hospital today launched “You Quit, You Win”, a 21 day Anti-Tobacco Campaign to make the region a ‘Tobacco Free Region’ in India. To create awareness amongst the masses, a flurry of activities have been undertaken – from kiosks at prominent places in Mathura, Aligarh, Bharatpur etc to distribution of educational material on the harmful effect of tobacco consumption to the screening camp at the hospital. Through this campaign Nayati intends to increase awareness about this growing tobacco epidemic and urge the communities to adopt healthy living by quitting smoking.
Highlighting the grave need for curbing tobacco usage, Dr. R. K. Mani CEO -Medical Services, Chairman Pulmonology & Critical Care Medicine at Nayati Multi Super Specialty Hospital stated “The increasing consumption of tobacco products in India and subsequent rise in the cases of cancer, heart disease, and respiratory ailments are a point of concern for the medical fraternity. We all understand that quitting smoking is not as easy as it sound but we can put forth our best effort in reducing smoking every day. Let’s make a small move in that direction and bring a change in our society, making it healthy and worth living. Come and take the 21 day challenge to quit smoking”.
|A free health check-up – consultation for respiratory disease, cancer screening and dental checkup from Tuesday May 31 to Thursday June 2 from 10 am to 4 pm is being organized. In addition to free consultation, a 30% discount on chest X-ray and PFT will be provided.
In our last camp conducted on World Asthma Day, we witnessed that 80% of people who have turned up for the camp were diagnosed to have advanced COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is a progressive disease which is linked majorly with smoking. Smoking damages the air sacs, airways, and the lining of your lungs. Injured lungs have trouble moving enough air in and out, so it’s hard to breathe and eventually leads to failure of lung functions.
The tobacco epidemic is one of the biggest public health threats India has ever faced. There is a dire need to spread awareness about the dangers of tobacco use especially among school children because most people start smoking, in their youth. According to the recently-released Global Adult Tobacco Survey, about 35 per cent of the adults in India consume tobacco in some form or the other. The WHO estimates that each year tobacco causes about 6 million deaths with 600,000 of these occurring in non smokers due to second hand smoke.
Smoking leads to addiction and most of the people find it difficult quitting smoking. The commonest methods of quitting smoking is to remind oneself of benefits of quitting smoking like a sense of feeling better, getting healthier, sparing your loved ones from second hand smoke or saving money. Smokers trying to quit should indulge in 30 minutes of walk or jog every day. Deep-breathing exercises, muscle relaxation, yoga, visualization and massage also helps in quitting tobacco. When there is an urge or craving for tobacco, chew on sugarless gum or hard candy, or munch on raw carrots, nuts or sunflower seeds — something crunchy and satisfying. Each time you resist a tobacco craving, you are one step closer to stopping smoking or other tobacco use for good. So stop smoking and stay healthy!