World No-Tobbaco Day observed at DMCH
Doctors from Department of Pulmonary Medicine (Chest) issued some guidelines
31st May is observed as ‘World No-Tobbaco Day’ and the day strives to create awareness about the health issues linked with tobacco use. It motivates people to quit tobacco use for a healthier and safer world.
Doctors from Department of Pulmonary Medicine (Chest) issued some guidelines to make aware about avoiding usage of tobacco.
According to Dr Akashdeep Singh (Professor & Head of Pulmonary Medicine), the day serves as a reminder of the tireless efforts to raise awareness about the dangers of smoking around the world, and specifically to encourage and support smokers to quit or switch.
It has been seen that the overall smoking rate worldwide has decreased, but population growth has led to a greater number of smokers. Smokers have up to a 50 percent higher risk of developing severe COVID 19 and dying from it. Quitting is the best thing smokers can do to lower the risk from the coronavirus and also from developing cancers, heart disease and respiratory illness.
Dr Anil Kashyap (Professor of Pulmonary Medicine) also remarks that with Covid-19 being closely associated to chronic lung and respiratory illness, research suggests that people who smoke are at an increased risk of catching the virus.
Smoking any kind of tobacco reduces the capacity of the lungs and make them prone to catch various respiratory diseases, also due to a compromised lung capacity the chances of the respiratory illness getting serious increases.
It is highly advisable to try and quit smoking for leading a healthy and positive life. Here are some important ways to help a person quit smoking:-
• Be motivated to quit smoking by keeping the safety of your health an important reason
• Prepare before you plan to quit smoking
• Smoking it is an addiction and can have withdrawal symptoms too, and hence it should be done gradually by the reducing number of cigarettes in a day.
• Considering nicotine replacement therapy
• It's good to consult your doctor to help quit smoking