Even now, when the world celebrates the 25th anniversary of World No Tobacco Day, the members of a small village in Andhra Pradesh has promised to declare tobacco-free place on Thursday. The next day set aside to focus awareness on the issue or cause more than just a gimmick, say the researchers.
According to researchers from the Informatics Program at Children’s Hospital Boston, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, they looked on the web requests to stop, and found that they increased as much as 84% on the same day, as compared to other days.
Douglas Bettcher, director of the Tobacco Free Initiative of the World Health Organization says that nearly six million people die from tobacco every year. And most of them live in low-and middle-income countries, says Joanna Cohen, who heads the Institute for the Bloomberg School of global tobacco control.
The study shows that World No Tobacco Day promotes awareness and interest in the output, says Cohen. In her statement, she called the day “effective reminder and inspiration.”
Their results were published in the May / June Journal of Medical Research, the Internet. But more than a desire to play a role, according to a study published this week in the American Journal of Psychiatry, which shows genetics, may play a role in whether someone can give you or need medication to help.
But in the southern state of India, the ongoing effort by members of a small village in Andhra Pradesh has paid off as the place to be declared tobacco-free today.
Through a joint initiative of the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and the nature, Pongalipaka, a village of 1632 people, located in Madugula mandala will be differences in the Tobacco Free Village.
By Pongalipaka sarpanch (village head-) U Demudu N Satyanaryana, efforts in this direction began on 15 August last year, when it was decided that a villager will not be allowed to chew tobacco and tobacco products on the basis of products such as khaini and gutka.
Residents held a meeting (gram sabha) and decided to impose a fine on those heavy, that smoking and chewing tobacco, gutka, khaini and such products.
In a joint initiative PHFI and “Nature”, all the stores that sell tobacco products in the village were invited to stop selling tobacco and related products. In November, they stopped selling tobacco products and related goods and sent to other companies, sarpanch said.