Take the Small Step Today, Small Steps Bring Big Changes!
The WHO created No Tobacco Day in 1987 to draw global attention to the tobacco epidemic and the preventable death and disease it causes.
Tobacco use is a major risk factor for many chronic diseases, including cancer, lung disease, cardiovascular disease and stroke. It is one of the major causes of death and disease in India and accounts for nearly 1.35 million deaths every year. In spite of this glaring statistics, tobacco usage is on the rise in our country.
The need of the hour is to create a heightened awareness about the consequences of using tobacco and the importance of quitting as early as possible, by increasing access to cessation programs and creating healthier environments that are conducive to helping a tobacco user quit. Let’s join hands to make our World Tobacco-free.
The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, is conducting a pledge campaign ‘Say No to Tobacco’ on 31st May 2021 as part of the WHO – ‘World No Tobacco Day.
We kindly request you to take part in our campaign. You can also be the guiding light by inspiring your near and dear ones to be part of the campaign.
Joining the campaign is as simple as taking the pledge by clicking the link given below.