Major risk factor for Cancer, Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD), Diabetes, Chronic Lung Disease, stroke, infertility, blindness, Tuberculosis (TB), Oral Cavity etc.
50% of cancers in males and 20% cancers in females
40% of TB and other related diseases
Economic costs attributable to tobacco use in 2011 for persons aged 35-69 is Rs. 1,04,500 crores.
Loss to environment such as deforestation, pollution, litter, forest fires etc.
In 8 hours: Oxygen levels return to normal.
In 24 hours: Risk of heart attack begins to decrease.
In 72 hours: Lung function improves.
In 1-9 months: Coughing and shortness of breath decreases.
In 12 months: Risk of heart disease is half as compared to tobacco user.
In 5 years: Stroke risk is reduced.
In 10 years: Risk of lung cancer is less than half as compared to tobacco user.
In 15 years: Risk of heart disease is similar to a person who never smoked.
Reduced risk of diseases attributable to tobacco use
Reduced health care expenditure means more money for other essential expenditures
You become a role model for your children as well as for your society
Quitline: Counselling on telephone by expert counsellors in all languages (Tollfree 1800 11 2356)
mCessation: Counselling through mobile SMS (011 22901701)
Tobacco Cessation Centre (TCC): Counselling at district level