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Dr Sajjan Rajpurohit (Medical Oncologist) want to spread awareness about the risks of tobacco use in this No Tobacco Day and suggesting some ways to leave

World No Tobacco Day: A Golden Opportunity For Tobacco Control

Dr Sajjan Rajpurohit (Medical Oncologist) want to impart effort to spread awareness about the risks of tobacco use in this World No Tobacco Day: A Golden Opportunity For Tobacco Control .

Let’s Unite Together And Say No To Tobacco

  • Awareness about the harmful effects of tobacco consumption.
  • The production and supply of tobacco products shall be reduced by taking appropriate precautions.
  • Help the people quit tobacco use through tobacco cessation therapy.

1. Enumerating Harmful Effects of Tobacco Use- Awareness about harmful effects of tobacco

  • Lung damage.
  • Heart disease.
  • Fertility problems.
  • Pregnancy complications.
  • Type 2 diabetes.
  • Weakened immune system.
  • Vision problems.
  • Poor oral hygiene.
  • Unhealthy skin and hair
  • Oral cancer
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Risk of other cancer as well

2. What is Tobacco Cessation Counseling?

This entire counseling process takes less than three minutes and it can change the life of tobacco dependent individual. Clinical judgment is most important when counseling patients so I prefer expertise in field is required. For smokers ready to quit tobacco, the tobacco cessation therapist offer strong support and play major role, by prescribing pharmaceutical therapies for nicotine dependence, such as replacement therapy and also suggest behavioral strategies to prevent relapse. This can be an added boon to prevent cancer itself.

3. To Reduce the Production And Supply of Tobacco Product’s?

Measures’ relating to the reduction of the supply of tobacco enhances state efforts to stop retailer sales of tobacco products to youth; also retailers that sell to kids can significantly reduce youth smoking. Local law control body and various anti-tobacco campaign shall emphasis on Article 15 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control is implementing various steps in line of action.

4. Current Tobacco Use is One of Cause Why Next Generation is Prone to Have Risk of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease?

As per reported studies in literature that active smoking causes impaired lung growth during childhood and adolescence, and also contributes to the early onset of lung function decline during late adolescence and early adulthood. This reduced lung growth can increase the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease later in life. Hence, it’s necessary to quit tobacco today so that next generation can have healthy lungs.

5. Nicotinic Addiction And PCOS?

Nicotinic addiction has the potential to increase both metabolic syndrome and hyper-androgenism in women with PCOS. This results in increased risk of infertility in females with nicotinic dependency and simul PCOS. There is no cure for PCOS we know it and large population of females is affected, but stopping smoking, along with healthy eating and being active can improve or prevent many symptoms associated with PCOS by helping to balance the level of hormones.

6. Role of Areca Nut in Oral Submucous Fibrosis and Leukoplakia (Precancerous Condition)?

Areca or Betel nut chewing leads to oral submucous fibrosis (OSF) and its use along with tobacco in either chewable form or smoking can cause leukoplakia, both of which are precancerous condition. The deleterious effect in oral cavity is due to both genotoxicity and carcinogenicity of areca nut and betel quid with or Oral leukoplakia; that is an early sign of mucosal damage and a step ahead to cancer. Use of areca nut is considered in rural areas as medicine this myth is required to be eradicated from our society.

7. What is Role of Tobacco Usage in Prostate Cancer?

Tobacco usage increases the risk of prostate cancer by affecting circulating hormone levels or through exposure to carcinogens that can be measures as blood circulating tumor markers as well as per latest research. Tobacco exposure enhances the process of inflammation in prostate carcinoma patients resulting in worsening the situation. A recent study suggests that men with prostate cancer who smoke are more likely to have their cancer spread (metastasis) and more likely to die of the secondary tumor. If you are already diagnosed with prostate cancer please consult cessation tobacco therapist in guidance of your medical oncologist.

8. Can Tobacco Use Results in Genetical Change That Can Pass on to Next Generation?

Yes, tobacco dependency can cause permanent damage to DNA. As per reported data in literature tobacco smoking leaves lasting imprint on human DNA, altering more than 7,000 genes contributing to the development of smoking-related diseases, a new study says and can pass on to next three generation.

9. Does Smoking Affect Sperm Count?

Yes, it can be style to smoke for various man but men who smoke have decreased sperm concentration, decreased motility, fewer normally shaped sperm, and increased sperm DNA damage. Oddly shaped sperm may not move well enough to get to the egg and may not be able to fertilize an egg. The sperms in male with habit of smoking have less healthy shaped sperm that is increasing cause of infertility in men.

10. Can You Smoke While Breastfeeding?

You should not; ideally levels of nicotine pass on to baby through your breast milk. Still is its difficult for you to quit smoking: I would advise not to smoke immediately before or during breastfeeding as this is dangerous to your baby. Well Smoking immediately after breastfeeding to cut down on the amount of nicotine in your milk during nursing can be offered. However it is suggested wait as long as possible between smoking and nursing. Though quitting smoking in case of breast feeding mother is correct wisdom to pass on.

See a bird feeding cigarette to chick…. U are spoiling them too..

so in this World No Tobacco Day Please Say No To Tobacco, its a good Opportunity For Tobacco Control

Sweet birdies don’t deserve this.

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