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Posted On February 9, 2016
Are you addicted to taking several drags a day? Think it’s cool, right? Wrong! Puffing away is neither cool nor liberating. Instead, every cancer stick you light up lessens your life span by 11 minutes. So, get this straight. Cigarettes do more harm than good to your body. How? Here are five ways how these lethal sticks affect your health:1. Turns Your Blood StickierCigarette smoking affects your heart rate, blood pressure and pulse rate. Smoking produces carbon monoxide that lessens the blood’...
-- Posted By Tobacco Free Generation(mant.jalpaiguri@gmail.com)
Posted On February 5, 2016
Saying ‘No’ to cigarettes is like cracking a hard nut. Ask anyone who has kicked the butt or has tried quitting, and he will tell you so. Nicotine is not only addictive, but also difficult to avoid. Whenever you feel the urge to puff away, you take a cigarette break, whether at home or office. Then, do you know that certain kinds of food and drink can help you quit the cancer sticks? Here are five of them to break free of tobacco addiction.1. NutsA mouthful of delicious nuts boost your energy...
-- Posted By Tobacco Free Generation(tobaccofree.kolkata@gmail.com)
Posted On February 3, 2016
For most cigarette addicts, nicotine urges can be pretty overpowering even after they have quit, especially during the first 30 days. But do not let these cravings get the better of you after you’ve managed to kick the cancer sticks. Your urge to puff away is powerful, but manageable. It will possibly pass within a couple of minutes, provided you know how to ride out your cravings. Here are five ways to help you: 1. Stay Away from Booze Drinking alcohol is one of the main reasons that...
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Posted On February 1, 2016
A picture is worth a thousand words. The expression, although a bit clichéd, is true to the core. Images are attention grabbing, they explain, intrigue and inspire. This is probably the reason anti-tobacco crusaders worldwide are using the power of pictures to their advantage. They hold that graphic warnings have a greater impact on consumer psyche and are more effective in browbeating them into quitting. A recent research conducted by the Ohio State University reinstates this fact. When...
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Posted On January 25, 2016
The warm and fuzzy feeling you are experiencing smoking a hookah is not happiness, it’s your insides burning up. Do you think your body can handle inhaling smoke from 10 cigarettes in just one hour? Well, through hookah you are smoking more tar than 10 cigarettes combined in one hour. Advertising firms market words like- harmless or even healthy to get people addicted to their tobacco products. Adding flavors to the hookah tobacco such as cherry, watermelon, chocolate, and mint is just another...
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Posted On January 18, 2016
Organizations from all across the world have joined hands in their mission against smoking. And advertisements are often their preferred tool to spread awareness and inspire more and more smokers to quit. There is little wonder that these ads are disturbing, to say the least. Yes, these make you squirm. Yes, you want to turn your face away. Yes, they make you think. If you are a smoker, maybe these will give you that push you need to kick the butt, once and for all.1.    ...
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Posted On January 13, 2016
Ayushman Sen, a 28 year old IT professional from Kolkata, is quite popular among his friends and colleagues. His childlike demeanour, amicable personality and infectious smile will make your day. But little does anyone know that behind that young and ‘innocent’ face lurks an unforgiving killer instinct. Yes, he murders people, especially kids, slow poisoning them to death. His weapon? Cigarettes.The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that out of the 60 lakh  deaths every year due to...
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Posted On December 28, 2015
Smoking is injurious to health. Well, we know you already know that, but we are not talking about heart ailments or cancer here. What we are trying to discuss is the myriad of lifestyle diseases that you can be afflicted with due to smoking. For example, has your migraine aggravated owing to excessive stress at work? Are you coughing too often? And, you are puffing more often to beat the stress! Whether your workload decreases or not, your migraine attacks will certainly increase if you don’t...
-- Posted By Tobacco Free Generation(mant.jalpaiguri@gmail.com)
Posted On November 20, 2015
Singer Anupam Roy has done it again. After caressing millions of hearts with his romantic numbers, the Kolkata-based singer has now stood up for a cause, and a noble one at that. Well, no, he has not put up a blood donation camp or a charity concert. The multi-talented musician is doing his bit for the society through what he does best - singing. Roy has lent his voice for a jingle that promotes eradicating tobacco from the country. The jingle composed and sung by him for Tobacco Free...
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Posted On October 29, 2015
Tobacco consumption in the form of cigarettes and bidis is the highest among low-income families in India. A 2009-2010 adult tobacco survey conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Indian Health Ministry shows that Indian smokers spend as much as Rs 399 and Rs 93 per month on cigarettes and bidis respectively. Another study by WHO and World Health Survey (WHS) reveals that 46.7 percent of Indian men hailing from poor families smoke compared to 21.8 percent rich men. Studies also...
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