Today is ‘World No Tobacco Day’, just to remind people to quit the deadly habit, before it takes the toll on your health. The day is observed around the globe by organizing different seminars and programs to create awareness about the ill effects of tobacco.
In Chennai, India, the day was observed by the general hospital of the city government, by organizing a human chain. All the doctors, medical students, nurses, nursing students and even workers had participated in the human chain in front of the Madras Medical College.
The participants had tried to spread the word that tobacco in any form is injurious to health. This year the theme was ‘Framework Convention on Tobacco Control’. The ill effects of tobacco are so deadly that it kills one person every six seconds in the world.
Dr. Chadra Mohan from Rajiv Gandhi General Hospital had said that 80 percent of the smokers in the world live in the under developed countries like India. India alone has 27 percent of tobacco users. According to a survey by the WHO, tobacco kills almost half of its users. It has also been predicted that by 2030 13 percent of the deaths caused, will be due to the consumption of tobacco.