Time to Kill the Killer - Tobacco

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<p>ANTI-TOBACCO FORUM PPT1</p> <p>1L O L I T AP R O D U C T I O N SAnti Tobacco Forum presents The Burning social problem</p> <p>12Life and Money going up in smoke</p> <p>23SMOKING LEADS TO CANCER-Tobacco habit is epidemic 9 million tobacco deaths a year</p> <p>-Tobacco kills more people than all other major diseases put togetherHalf of Indian males over 15 years are smokers34Leaf is dried, cured, treated with chemicals and used as raw material for tobacco products</p> <p>Tobacco is one of the worst soil depletersStill, India is the third largest producer of tobacco 550 + million tonnes per annum</p> <p>45Uncured tobacco is highly potent and dangerous.</p> <p>56Some Addictive Tobacco products.Cigarettes PaanBeedis Gutka </p> <p> Paan Masala Snuff Khaini Maawwa Creamy Snuff</p> <p>67Tobacco contains these poisonous substances..Tar (sticky substance used to surface roads) Arsenic (white ant poison) Nicotine (used to kill insects) Carbon Monoxide (dangerous gas in car exhaust) Hydrogen Cyanide (poisons gas used in gas chambers to kill prisoners) Naphthalene (mothballs are made of this) and Ammonia (used in floor cleaning liquids)</p> <p>78Did he die from Tuberculosis?Smoking is the main cause for Pulmonary TB in IndiaSmoking reduces your capacity to fight germs that cause lung diseasesTB is contagious and when you cough, you will be spreading TB to othersTB and HIV co-existAll TB patients must undergo HIV tests89Our young boys and girls have taken to smoking. This is a dangerous trend</p> <p>910THIS IS CANCER?</p> <p>Our body is made up of millions of healthy cells. They are controlled by our body system and control mechanism. When smoke is inhaled, chemical substances contained therein are absorbed by our system and they change the DNA of healthy cells. This change enables such cells to escape from the control mechanism and start growing uncontrollably. This growth is called cancerous growth. Cancer can spread to different parts of the body. </p> <p>1011What are the symptoms of cancer?Continuous cough or hoarseness of voiceLoss of weight and appetite, difficulty in swallowing, Lump in the breast or elsewhere in the bodyBleeding from a mole or birth mark or itching or change in the color and sizeUlcer or sore that is not healing from a long timeRed patches on genitals or mouth</p> <p>11121500 to 2000 oral cancer patients are detected annually</p> <p> Symptoms of Oral Cancer</p> <p>Difficulty in opening mouth</p> <p> Bleeding Gums</p> <p> Difficulty in stretching the tongue</p> <p> Lump in the neck</p> <p> White patches in the mouth Cauliflower-like growth on tongue1213Pipe smoking increases lung cancer risk five timesSmoking makes you suffer from these - Heart disease -Leukoplakia Osteoporosis - Erythropolakia Colon Cancer -Constricts blood vessels Spinal disorders -Oral sub-mucous fibrosis EmphysemaImpotenceIncreased blood pressure Smokers palate Oral CancerAffects normal functioning of the heart and.Finally a painful death</p> <p>1314Tobacco users are increasingly becoming victims of LEG ATTACKBurgers disease</p> <p>1415Women are more vulnerable</p> <p>Smoking reduces fertilityRisk of miscarriageLow birth-weight childLess intelligent babiesGo through menopause earlier Heart attack/hypertensionRisk of early osteoporosisEarly sagging/wrinkling of skinSociety dislikes smoking ladiesLiving like men cuts womens life expectancy</p> <p>1516Miscarriage due to smoking related complications</p> <p>1617India - Third largest tobacco grower in the World 550 + m.kgs. Per annumGreat !??Should India be proud of this dubious distinction?</p> <p>17Still India proudly produces and distributes 1800 billion bidi sticks and 200 billion cigarette sticks annually It even allows foreign branded cancer sticks to be sold to gullible Indians When will we ever learn?1819GUTKA IS A DANGEROUS FORM OF TOBACCO</p> <p>Deccan Herald1920HOOKAH Originated in India very popular in northern rural India and has become a fashion statement in urban high society It is also known as Hubble-Bubble, Ghalyan, Waterpipe, has become the latest craze of youth in metros. More than 60 flavors like banana, mango, apple, cinnamon etc., are offered in Cafes, Restaurants and Pubs at Rs.100 + for a 30 minute hookah smoking. Youths are not aware that hookah is more dangerous than cigarette smoking since in order to make a quick buck, hookah providers will be stuffing deadly raw tobacco into the burner. </p> <p>2021Smokers &amp; Global Warming</p> <p>2122What the world is doing to combat? Miami Jury verdict 14th July 2000 - Americas largest tobacco company to pay 145 billion dollars as punitive damages to Florida smokers for damaging their health through misleading ads.222321st September 2004 Washington - Major trial of tobacco firms US of America opens $280 billion trial case of top tobacco companies accused of lethal lies, half-truths, fraud, deception, civil racketeering, hiding evidence of the health hazards of smoking, marketing directly to teenagers to win lifelong smokers and lying about safe light cigarettes.232410th March 2003 The Karnataka Prohibition of Smoking and Protection of Health of Non-Smokers Act is passed by Karnataka Legislature, which bans smoking in public places.9th April 2003 Indian Parliament passed a comprehensive Central Legislation Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Act, to cover all forms of tobacco and trade.Half -hearted measuresRevenueCANCERNexusPublic HealthTobacco Lobby2425Ban on Ads of tobacco productsTwo Central legislations Cable TV Network (Regulation) Act and Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of advertisement and regulation of trade and commerce, production, supply and distribution) Act</p> <p>Prohibit all types of tobacco advertisements But</p> <p>Surrogate (Indirect) methods of advertisement are thriving on Print and Electronic Media and mega events are being organised by manufacturers under the guise of corporate social responsibility and in the name of encouraging culture/music/sports.2526Gory pictures on cigarette packetsUnion Health Ministry is facing stiff competition to implement mandatory publication of gory pictures on packets - a decision approved by the Union Cabinet headed by the Prime Minister</p> <p>Politically powerful tobacco lobby is shedding crocodile tears to safeguard the interests of tobacco growers (who are a miniscule compared with the suffering millions) and their livelihood.</p> <p>2627</p> <p>Both are great newsTimes of IndiaVasanth27Huge savings of more than Rs.1500 crores per annum possible from ban of tobacco says WHO affiliated body - Indian Society on Tobacco and Health</p> <p>Govt. of India is spending annually, more than Rs.27,000 crores, to treat tobacco related diseases. Whose money is it? Non-smokers are also being made to pay for curing diseases of smokers!! 2829Savings + Good Health</p> <p>Your savings simple calculation:If you are smoking 10 cigarettes a day, costing Rs.5 each, you will be able to save a fabulous amount of Rs.3,72,000 in 20 years excluding expenditure on medical treatment because by the time you come to know you have Cancer, it will be too late.</p> <p>2930Survey points to widespread smoking among city youthPeer pressure 29%Curiosity - 18%Fashion - 16%Frustration - 12%Status symbol - 10%Fatigue - 8%Tension &amp; to improve concentration during exams - 5%Others - 2%</p> <p>3031Peer pressure ???!!!! How can we allow this to happen in our society?</p> <p>3132 Another survey </p> <p> The following was quoted by one of the tobacco industries during a meeting to discuss promotion of its sales:</p> <p> The teenage years are the most important because those are the years during which most smokers begin to smoke, the years in which initial brand selections are made and the period in the life cycle in which conformity to peer group norms is greatest </p> <p>3233It is also understood that manufacturers are using special techniques to enhance the effect of nicotine, the additive substance in cigarettes to increase sale of cigarettes. Greatisnt it?Survey contd..</p> <p>3334Survey contd. September 2004Asian countries have failed to curb tobacco consumption:7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Tobacco - Researchers representing 40 countries have expressed their concern over the increase in the number of teenage smokers across Asia. Though many Asian countries have launched anti-smoking campaigns they have failed to curb this increasing habit among youth.-Governments need to change their strategies and focus more on parents and families in their efforts to reduce smoking.3435How dangerous the smoke is..Research shows tobacco smoke contains 4000 chemical substances, of which 438 can produce cancer, the most dangerous being nicotine, tobacco tar and carbon monoxide </p> <p>35Why this hypocrisy ??? Have they really done it ??</p> <p>Think it over</p> <p>3637THINK IT OVERIs Tobacco NECESSARY for sustaining life?Should tobacco exist on earth when it is proved that its consumption causes cancer?Why adopt dual policies? Earning revenue by levying duties and taxes on tobacco products, pay support price for tobacco growers, make these killer products freely available to gullible people and make an eyewash of health care by allotting some money on research and development of drugs to combat cancer? 3738Addiction is not limited to tobacco alone, it stretches beyond have a look. Once you are hooked, U R hooked for life.</p> <p>Starts with bidis / cigaretteswith friendsNextAlcohol is an introduction to drugs goes on to Weed (marijuana), kids inhaling gum,brown sugar / heroin, crack (cocaine) ecstacy, nitrosin, submarine, fortwyn, magic mushrooms, fantasy, marijuana oil, Ketamine and many over-the-counter drugs, and street- children/coolies in bus and railway stations resorting to inhaling Erasex (white fluid) is common sight.38YOU ARE AWARE OF THE ILL-EFFECTS OF TOBACCO/ ALCOHOL/DRUGS - You still want to be a slave of these products? WHY? WHY?Is it because they are available freely?Or is it because you do not have will power? </p> <p>3940Let us develop the necessary WILL POWER to kick these deadly habits? WILL POWER to kick these dirty habits?WHERE THERE IS A WILL, THERE IS A WAYYou Be The MASTER not a SLAVE</p> <p>4041Cauliflower on tongue !?This is not a pretty sight.This man had smoked about 30-40 bidis per day over a period of 20 years and was also in the habit of chewing tobacco.The cancerous growth does not allow him to close his mouth or eat or drink.</p> <p>4142Nor is thisThis woman was keeping tobacco/ snuff under her tongue which finally resulted in busted carcinogenic over-growth.</p> <p>4243</p> <p>Let us not despairNothing is impossible...Your will-power is supremeGive up smoking once and for all there is nothing like reduced smokingEnjoy a healthy lifeLook at the gains </p> <p>4344Time since quittingBeneficial changes20 MinutesBlood &amp; pulse rate returns to normal8 hoursNicotine and carbon monoxide levels in blood reduce by half, oxygen levels return to normal Anxiety level (lighting up next cigarette syndrome) is eliminated24 hoursCarbon monoxide gets eliminated lungs start to clear out mucus/ debris stale cigarette smell in your mouth is totally removed Immediate benefits of giving up smoking.4445Time since quittingBeneficial changes48 hoursNicotine is flushed out Ability to taste and smell is greatly improved72 hoursBreathing becomes easier energy levels increase 2 12 weeksoxygen supply to brain becomes normal - thought process improves considerably3 9 monthsCoughing, breathing &amp; wheezing problems become less and lung function increases by 10%5 10 yearsRisk of heart attack &amp; lung cancer falls to the level of that of a non-smoker. Immediate benefits contd45 How to combat? Preventive Measures to be adopted - Educate and project the benefits of quitting smoking to the people. - India is hopelessly lacking in its primary health care systems for the masses. - People should develop the will power to stop tobacco consumption. They should not be slaves of tobacco products which brings them painful death.</p> <p>- You will be burning money to get cancer and then you will be spending money to get cured. Either way you are the loser. </p> <p>4647Policy makers should ensure that production and availability of tobacco products are brought to zero level.- Declare crop holiday for tobacco cultivation, subsidize and encourage alternate crop cultivation by farmers. - Stop renewal / issue of licenses for manufacture and sale of tobacco related products.- Ban import of all tobacco products.How to combat? Contd..4748Do not expect Government to cure YOUR self-earned cancer</p> <p>4849Is it fair on the part of humans to teach animals also to smoke? Who gave the cigarette to this poor chimpanzee? </p> <p>4950WHERE THERE IS A WILL THERE IS A WAYAnti-smoking campaign should become a peoples movement to rid the world of the tobacco habit and tobacco itself.</p> <p>Come on ..Let us do it..</p> <p>Yes Zero tobacco world !5051Its time for all of us to KILL THE KILLER</p> <p>5152</p> <p>On the occasion of World No Tobacco Day-2005 the author is seen presenting a large size Cigarette to His Excellency the Governor of Karnataka Shri T.N. Chaturvedi5253Yes Sir Cigarette KILLS !</p> <p>5354Hope you liked it and will carry forward the message</p> <p>M.Vasanth Kumar, IA&amp;AD (Retd.)World Bank Honored Innovator, Social Activist, Convener: Anti-tobacco Forum, Advisor: Public Vigilance Forum &amp;Karnataka Grahaka PanchayatVasanth Mahal, 3835/3, II Cross, UK RoadTilak Nagar, Mysore-570021 Karnataka, IndiaCell: 98459 50440 / Tele:+91 821 4243319 vasanthmysoremath@gmail.comPS: Facts &amp; figures quoted are collections from open publications / E&amp;OEThank you54</p>