TOBACCO FREE MUMBAI

TOBACCO FREE MUMBAI

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NIYASSA EDUCOM started this petition to Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai and

About 6 million people die of tobacco use globally every year & india accounts for 1/6 th of the total deaths. Tobacco use has assumed epidemic proportions & kills more people than tuberculosis, accidents, homicides, suicide, aids & malaria combined. Statistics throw up a startling fact about Mumbai that every third adult consumes tobacco in some form or the other. Shocking it may sound, study reveals that tobacco use causes one death every 6 seconds.

Tobacco use not only contributes to the death but adversely affects national economies through increased health care costs & decreased productivity. It worsens health inequalities & exacerbates poverty. Report says that use of tobacco accounts for about 30% of all cancers in men and women in Mumbai. Cancer of mouth is most common among men followed by lung cancer. Tobacco related cancer accounts for 42%of the male death & 18.39% of female cancer deaths. Tobacco contains over 4800 chemicals, 69 of which are known to cause cancer. Apart from cancer, tobacco related products are major risk factors for heart disease, stroke & bronchitis & other conditions & disorders such as delayed healing of wounds, infertility, & peptic ulcer diseses.

So mumbaikar lets sign this petition for a better cause & future of our society which will help making our city a TOBACCO FREE MUMBAI

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