#QuitKarona: We Need To Empower The Younger People To Join Quit Smoking Movement

Dr Vinayak Prasad, Coordinator, No Tobacco Unit, World Health Organization says #QuitKarona campaign is a very important initiative at this point of time. He adds, "We all should come together and empower the youth and make them aware of the ill effects of using tobacco and smoking."

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HEALTH BENEFITS OF GIVING UP SMOKING

  • Within 20 minutes:

    Within 20 minutes:

    Your heart rate and blood pressure drop

  • Within 20 minutes:

    Within 12 hours:

    Carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal

  • In 2-12 weeks:

    In 2-12 weeks:

    Circulation improves and your lung function increases

  • In 1-9 months:

    In 1-9 months:

    Coughing and shortness of breath decrease for a person who has quit smoking

  • Within 1 year::

    Within 1 year:

    Risk of coronary heart disease is about half that of a smoker's

  • In 5 years:

    In 5 years:

    Stroke risk is reduced to that of a nonsmoker 5 to 15 years after quitting smoking

  • In 10 years time:

    In 10 years time:

    Risk of lung cancer falls to about half, risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, pancreas decreases

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