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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.

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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