People in the capital are the least interested in putting out their smoking compared with other states in northern India.
Launched on Friday, Secretary, Ministry of Health, Sakuntala Gamlin, the analysis shows that Haryana has the highest number of smokers who attempted to leave at some point or another. Although attempts to quit smoking were highest in Haryana at 34.2 per cent, Delhi has recorded at least 12 per cent only.
“It just shows that smoking cessation clinics in Delhi do not work. Before looking for a clinic in New Delhi in the 12th Five Year Plan, policies should ensure that existing means cessation of work,” said Monika Arora, senior director of the NGO Health for more information The spread among young people (HRIDAY).
NGOs, together with the Public Health Foundation of India examined the burden of tobacco use data for the six north Indian states – Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttarakhand and Himachal. The analysis showed that smokeless tobacco products, the high use of attempts to quit smoking have been reported in Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand and then by 37.8 percent and Delhi at 8.3 percent.
At the national level, the proportion of adults who tried to quit smoking is 38.4 percent, and for smokeless forms, is 35.4 percent.
The analysis showed that the further the highest percentage of smokers advised to quit were health care workers in Punjab. In addition, a high proportion of chewing tobacco users is encouraged to quit smoking in the state of Himachal Pradesh.
Another infamous figure that emerged in the analysis had a high prevalence of tobacco smoking in all north Indian states. While nationally, the use of smokeless tobacco doubled to 26 percent compared to tobacco smoking by 14 percent, the dollar is the northern states of national trends.
In the six states considered general use, tobacco smoking by 13.8 percent compared to smokeless tobacco only 7.2 percent.
“This means that the government should follow a dual strategy to prevent the use of both smokeless and smoking forms of tobacco. In northern India, bidis, cigarettes and smoking is much more than the use of chewing tobacco. States should solve this problem,” Arora said.
Ashok Kumar Walia, Minister of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi, in writing, the message that was read at the opening ceremony of analysis today, said: “I am concerned to learn that almost a quarter of the population uses tobacco in Delhi one form or another, and more than 32 percent of the state’s population is exposed to secondhand smoke. “
Department of Health and Family Welfare, in partnership with HRIDAY and the World Health Organization – Regional Office for South-East Asia have released an analysis based on tobacco distribution data obtained at the national Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS).