No Smoking Day: 9 March 2016

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Passive smoking is dangerous for health
Breathing in other peoples tobacco smoke is called passive smoking also known as Second hand smoke (SHS) or environmental tobacco smoke (ETS). Passive smoking is a serious health risk for both who smoke and those who do not. On the “No Smoking Day” all of us should know health risk about second hand smoking.
• The 10% of tobacco related death are caused by passive smoking.

According to research number of active smoker increase day by day so that threat of passive smoking is also increase rapidly. Environmental tobacco smoke contains more than 3800 chemicals and more than 64 are known to cause cancer. Several leading health authorities confirmed as a cause of lung cancer in human.

Health Risk of passive smoking

Irritation:

Compounds of second hand smoking such as sulphur, ammonia and formaldehyde irritate the nose, eyes, throat and lungs.

 Pregnant women and unborn babies

  • Miscarriage and still birth
  • Premature birth and low birth weight
  • Sudden unexpected death in infants
  • Fatal sleep accidents and syndrome
  • Birth complication

Children

  • Sudden unexpected death in infants
  • Fatal sleep accidents and syndrome
  • First 18 month baby life has serious health risk including bronchitis, bronchiolitis and pneumonia
  • Develop asthma symptoms
  • School aged children have symptoms such as cough, phlegm, breathlessness and wheeze

Partners who have never smoke 

  • Passive smoking increase the risk of heart disease
  • Blood more sticky and likely to clot Heart attack and stroke
  • Lower level of antioxidant and vitamins in blood
  • Development of atherosclerosis
  • Increase risk of long and short term respiratory symptoms , breast cancer, throat cancer, stroke, nasal sinus cancer

Law against smoking 

The ministry of health and family welfare was banned smoking on public palace on 2nd October 2008. According to this notification smoking is restricted such as hospital, cinemas, offices, hotels, amusement centers, libraries, shopping malls, courts. The law impose 200 rupees fine which person caught smoking in public place.

JP Nadda purposed COPTA bill 2015. According to this bill tobacco product can purchase only 21 years person. Currently age is 18 years. Nadda also raise the fine for smoking in public place to Rs. 1000 from Rs. 200.

 

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