Many of India ’s estimated 120 million smoker-a figure that has been growing steadily-would want to kick the habit. And, according to a recent study, the largest ever
Done for India and published in the New England journal of medicine, 9.3 lakh Indians
Die due to smoking-related illnesses every year.Led by Dr.Prabhat Jha of the University
Of Toronto ’s centre for Global Health Research, in Canada , the study maintains that smoking more than doubled the risk of dying from cancer for both sexes. It also tripled the odds of dying from tuberculosis of other respiratory diseases for women, and more than doubled the risk for men. Moreover, cardiovascular risks were 60 to 70 percent higher among men and women who smoked as compared to non-smokers, Dr.Jha’s team
Found. So why smoke when it’s killing you? What’s important is to have the will to quit
And to persever. Stick to the decision to quit”, says Dr. Umesh Durga Naik, who was until recently senior research officer at the Go abased National Organization for Tobacco
Eradication. “Since quitting is not easy, any failure should be taken as a learning experience. And keep trying till you succeed.” Smoker can try these different methods to kick the deadly habit.
10 HELPFUL TIPS FOR QUIT TO SMOKING
As an action plan for giving up’ try these helpful steps:
Fix a date and stick to it.
Keep busy to help take your mind off cigarettes.
Drink plenty of water or fruit juice.
Get active. Exercise helps you relax and can boost morale.
Think positively. Irritability, the urge to smoke and poor concentration are common but usually disappear after a couple of weeks.
Change your routine. Avoid the shop where you buy cigarettes of the smoky pub or restaurant.
Don’t use a crisis-or good news-as an excuse for “just one.”
Treat yourself. Use the money you are saving to buy something special.
Watch what you eat. Snack on fruit, raw vegetables, or sugar-free gum or sweets, not fatty foods.
Take one day at a time. Each day without a cigarette is good news for your health, your family and your finance.