Today marks the World No Tobacco Day. This year the World Health Organisation (WHO) is highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use, and the effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. This year's theme for World No Tobacco Day is "Tobacco- a threat to development.
Tobacco use kills more than 7 million people every year, one million in India alone. Tobacco-related illness is one of the largest public health threats the world faces.
WHO chief Margaret Chan in a statement said, "Tobacco threatens us all,". "Tobacco exacerbates poverty, reduces economic productivity, contributes to poor household food choices, and pollutes indoor air," she added. "By 2030, more than 80 percent of the deaths will occur in developing countries, which have been increasingly targeted by tobacco companies seeking new markets to circumvent tightening regulation in developed nations," the UN agency stated.
We have compiled a number of tips to make 2017 the year you successfully quit smoking.
Adopt the habits such as eating and socialising with friends
Just quit smoking once for all
Alcohol and other drinks should never become excuse.
Surround yourself with support from others and inspire others
Avoid smoking areas, and ask friends and family not to smoke around you.
Indulge in outdoor activities, eat well and exercise are some of the best activities that help you to quit smoking
Nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs) have been proven helpful to stop smoking