World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed every year on May 31.This annual event educates the public about the dangers of smoking and what people worldwide can do to assert their right to health while also protecting future generations. Aligning with this year’s World No Tobacco day 2022 theme “Tobacco is killing us and our planet”; department of Psychiatry at Parul Sevashram Hospital (Parul Institute of Medical Sciences & Research) has initiated “Tobacco De-Addiction and Cessation Center''.
Tobacco causes about 8 million deaths each year, and the industry just keeps getting more and more potent as the year's pass. Parul Sevashram hospital is aiming to provide counseling by an expert team of doctors along with Holistic care approach. This center shall initiate awareness programs to help tobacco addicts quit this addiction, also leading them and their families to live normal healthy disease free lives for a prosperous tomorrow as mentioned by Dr. Geetika Madan Patel; Medical Director at Parul Sevashram Hospital. Governments all across the globe have launched extremely efficient ad campaigns on every single article of media they can find, from TVs to Radios, from movies to cigarette packets.
The use of extremely graphic and disturbing advertisements is an extremely effective maneuver to ward people away from the use of tobacco by directly showing them what could happen by their prolonged usage. Moreover, WHO and various independent States have launched intensive awareness campaigns and promoted the use of products to help tobacco addicts heal and go through withdrawal as safely as possible. The technological advancements over the years have allowed for unimaginable research and development of Non-Tobacco products, and medicinal methods to help those already suffering the side effects of prolonged tobacco consumption.
Parul University has banned the consumption of Tobacco products within the campus, also discourages its students and staff from consuming it outside, and regularly holds seminars, and events to join the war against tobacco. Shunning the use of tobacco will not only prevent fatal chronic diseases like COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), lung and mouth cancers but also help the world inch closer to sustainable deve