The past decade has seen smoking cigarettes become a lifestyle more than a taboo or lousy practice in society. Smoking becoming a lifestyle for people doesn't change what it can do to the human body. The people who smoke are of two types: those who are aware and do it deliberately or driven by some emotional feeling that makes them neglect the ill effects, and the other category has no clue what happens to them.
On the occasion of World No Tobacco Day, the health experts in the city and the country came together for a webinar organized by the Council for Planetary Health and Human Development. This webinar aimed to discuss the plan for this year, and the members of the webinar took the oath "Commit to Quit." An initiative that they will push forward among citizens to help create awareness among every smoker and inform a non-smoker who fantasizes about smoking.
Every year a webinar or a conference is organized, and the ways to help citizens quit smoking are planned and how government and health care can contribute to this. The meeting was presided over by members of the MOFHW, and the health care experts placed some of the requests that would help them commit to quitting. Maintaining quitline service by the State tobacco control cell in the regional language and keeping stocks of nicotine replacement therapy and other drugs and equipment at tobacco cessation centre are some of the requested SOPs for this year.