We celebrate the World No Smoking Day on the 2nd Wednesday of March every year. The intent of No Smoking Day is to promote on how to quit smoking. Knowing about the long-term risks that smoking has on your health is enough for you to quit smoking; as we all know that Smoking Kills!!
Gender based statistics on Smoking occurrence
|Male||Approximately 17 of every 100 men||16.70%|
|Female||Approximately 13 of every 100 women||3.60%|
Age based statistics
|18 - 24 years||13 out of 100 adults are smokers||13.00%|
|25 - 44 years||Almost 18 out of 100 adults are smokers||17.77%|
|45 - 64 years||17 out of 100 adults are smokers||17%|
|65 years and above||More than 8 of every 100 adults are smokers||8.40%|
Smoking Kills : General Statistics/Facts
|As many as 2,500 persons die every day due to tobacco-related diseases in India|
|Smoking accounts for 1 in 5 deaths among men|
|1 in 20 deaths among women|
** Stat Sources: WHO/CDC
Let's discuss the smoking effects on the body:
Beginners normally experience the following symptoms:
For smokers the immediate signs and symptoms of smoking seen are:
As people continue with the habit of smoking these symptoms they start becoming unnoticeable.
Let us see what the effects of smoking on our health are. Smoking causes some of the following fatal diseases:
In addition to this, smoking also causes adverse effects on the kind leading to conditions like:
Smoking also has bad effects on your appearance. Following signs are prominently seen in smokers:
Smoking is a major factor of an unhealthy lifestyle which leads to some fatal consequences. Hence smoker should understand that they should stop smoking.
Smokers who want to quit smoking can take the help of any of the following Here are some tips to quit smoking:
On this World No Smoking Day 2017, let's pledge to quit smoking for our own benefit and for the well-being of our loved ones. If you are a smoker you need to go in for a regular health checkup by Indus Health Plus, your very own health specialist to understand the body's health status and how smoking has affected your health. This will not only help in the early assessment of a masked condition and would also eventually help in the effective treatment of this condition as a result of smoking.