In a message to quit smoking, health care professionals in the region is not vouched for tobacco measures to prolong life and maintain good health at the World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) on Thursday. Nevertheless, ignorance and lack of awareness about tobacco use and its risk remains a challenge to deter threats to the region on this day.
More than cigarette smoking is other forms of tobacco, including chewing tobacco, paan masala and bidi smoking, which make people prone to several diseases. In addition, the myth, suggested that women do not consume tobacco and remain alien to its harmful effects must be broken, as bidi smoking began to take big losses on women from rural zones in the east to the region. The problem is compounded by people who not only suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and problems in the mouth. Long and continuous relationship even makes them prone to fatal lung and oral cancer, said Dr. JK Samaria, Senior Consultant, Department of Chest and Respiratory Diseases, Banaras Hindu University while talking to TOI on Thursday.
To say that 40 to 50 percent of asthma and COPD cases provided by the department have a history of active or passive exposure to tobacco in one form or another, a senior consultant on the chest of the BSU said that bidis, it turns out to be more dangerous forms of tobacco dependence what makes women particularly in rural areas at risk to health. In fact, more women are becoming addicted to bidis in the eastern UP region exceeded the female smokers in New York, which is a cause for concern. Bidis are in need of constant illumination, and although the amount of tobacco is less in comparison with cigarettes, puff with a high smoke is more harmful to health.
It should be noted here that the WHO report in 2011, the prevalence of tobacco use and its negative effects on human health, which is responsible for the deaths of 5.4 million people worldwide each year at this time.
According to Professor P. Chaturvedi, Dean and Head of the Faculty of Dental Sciences, BSU, India not only ranks number one in oral cancer cases, where tobacco is the main culprit, but the research also showed that about 80 to 85% of oral cancer arises from due to the use of tobacco in one form or another. To say that about 80,000 new cases of oral cancer is detected in the country every year the figure touching one lakh, he added that the current trend where oral used to detect cancer in people aged 40 and above, has also changed. Young people, in less than 35 years are affected because of habit, as paan masala, Supari and gutkha, he added.
Meanwhile, the Department organized awareness programs with the spread of brochures and oral cancer detection. Health experts and vouched for the collective efforts of his family and doctors in the proper rehabilitation of tobacco addiction patients. Three long-term strategies, including counseling, psychotherapy and medication with the support of family members and doctors need to help one stop harmful practices, said Dr. West Bank in this regard.