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Posted On September 16, 2015
In India, smoking cigarettes and bidis (thin hand-rolled leaf-wrapped cigarettes) accounts for nearly 10 lakh adult deaths per year. A section of activists holds that tobacco-related fatalities are the direct consequence of the county’s irrational taxation system vis a vis tobacco products. Below are what India’s current tax structure lacks and what it needs to address the loopholes:Low Rate and Absence of UniformityTobacco taxes in India fall well below the World Bank-recommended rates, which...
-- Posted By Tobacco Free Generation(mant.kolkata@gmail.com)
Posted On September 11, 2015
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Posted On September 9, 2015
When your teenage son or daughter starts smoking, it’s the greatest challenge before you as a parent. Your adolescent boy who is addicted to tobacco today will become a chain smoker tomorrow. As per a survey conducted by the National Sample Survey Organization by the Government of India, approximately 20 million children in the age bracket of 10-14 years are tobacco obsessed. The incidence of smoking among male school and college goers vary from 6.9 percent to 22.5 percent.  Therefore, if you...
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Posted On September 4, 2015
In Part I, Part II and Part III, of our series of inspirational stories about celebs kicking the cancer sticks, we talked about how right from Hollywood big shots to doting celebs from Bengal braved all odds to quit smoking. This week, we are sharing with you an inspiring story of another big name from showbiz, actor and former Miss Universe, Sushmita Sen — the very adorable and gorgeous ‘Sush’, who said ‘NO’ to cigarettes.Sushmita SenSushmita was addicted to cigarettes for more than two...
-- Posted By Tobacco Free Generation(mant.kolkata@gmail.com)
Posted On September 3, 2015
Yes, we know you are a responsible and an extremely large-hearted person. You do not only believe in sharing the joys of life with your family, but even your sorrows… and your diseases, don’t you? Beg to differ? Then why do we see you slow poisoning your spouse and your kids, every single day? Think we’re fooling? Well, not really! Think harder, and you can see the blood of your loved ones between your fingers. After all, every day you splatter tons of carcinogens on their faces on to their...
-- Posted By Tobacco Free Generation(mant.kolkata@gmail.com)
Posted On August 31, 2015
When an individual smokes in front of you, most of the smoke does not enter his lungs. In fact, it is exhaled into the air and anyone near the smoker can inhale it. This is known as passive smoking or secondhand smoke (SHS). In India, smoking has been strictly prohibited in most public places including hospitals, auditoriums, restaurants, amusement centers, office buildings, educational institutions and libraries. However, many Indians are exposed to SHS, particularly children in their homes...
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Posted On August 27, 2015
As per the Global Adult Tobacco Survey, 26 percent of Indian adults (33 percent males and 18.4 percent females) are addicted to smokeless tobacco that has high nicotine content. If you are obsessed with Gutkha, Khaini or sniffing tobacco and feel you cannot do without the kick the substance gives, then it should act as an alarm bell for you. By chewing tobacco directly, you run the risk of adding more nicotine to your bloodstream. According to a latest research by the All India Institute of...
-- Posted By Tobacco Free Generation(mant.kolkata@gmail.com)
Posted On August 25, 2015
We’ve already told you about some Hollywood stars, who quit smoking. In fact, last week, in Part II of our series of inspirational stories on famous people who quit smoking, we told you about our very own ‘Bumba-da’ aka Prosenjit Chatterjee, who won the battle against tobacco! This week we bring to you another stirring sojourn – this time, a doting daughter of Bengal who is a famous name both in Tollywood and Bollywood. Here’s presenting the ever-so-effervescent Koko alias Konkona Sen and her...
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Posted On August 19, 2015
Last week, in Part I of our series of inspirational stories on famous people who quit smoking, we told you about three Hollywood stars. This week take a look closer home, and see who we found won the battle against tobacco. It’s none other than your favorite ‘Bumba-da’ aka Prosenjit Chatterjee! Here’s his inspiring tale of grit and glory:Prosenjit Chatterjee, 52Prosenjit Chatterjee, a distinguished actor from Tollywood, Kolkata, with more than 300 Bengali films to his credit couldn’t do without...
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Posted On August 19, 2015
Are you one of those who have tried to kick the butt several times but failed? Well, if there is a will, there surely is a way, too. Here are some cool mind games that can actually help you say ‘NO’ to cigarettes:1. Ask Your Best Buddy to Criticize You A friend in need is a friend indeed. True enough. When you are finding it difficult to quit, ask your best buddy from school or college to poke you with honest criticism. Do not take things personally when he labels you as a ‘guy with no mental...
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