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NATIONAL TOBACCO CONTROL PROGRAMME

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Do You Know?

  • • Smoking in public places is prohibited and is a punishable offence.
  • • Direct/Indirect advertisements of tobacco products including sponsorship and promotion are prohibited and is a punishable offence.
  • • Sale of tobacco products to and by minors (less than 18 years of age) is prohibited and is a punishable offence.
  • • Sale of tobacco products within 100 yards of Educational Institutions is prohibited and is a punishable offence.
  • • It is mandatory to display the pictorial warnings on tobacco products packages.
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Burden of Tobacco Use

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.

Benefit of Quiting Tobacco

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

Cessation Facilities

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

26.7 Crores (28.6%)
Tobacco Users among persons aged 15 + in India

Economic costs attributable to tobacco use was
Rs. 1,04,500 crores
in 2011 for persons aged 35-69

About 3500 deaths daily in India are attributable to tobacco use

Page last updated on May 29, 2019.

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