GURGAON : With an aim to help people fight tobacco addiction, Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon today launched a special anti-tobacco heath clinic dedicated to provide addicts with medication and counselling to aid their efforts to lead smoke free healthy lives.
Tobacco consumption is a major health threat of our time which threatens to kill up to a billion people in the 21st century if unchecked, according to the World Health Organization.
While some people continue to smoke despite being thoroughly aware of the effects of the habit, there are others who desperately want to kick the butt but are unable to get rid of the addiction.
The fact is that among smokers who are aware of the dangers of tobacco, most want to quit and may need professional help in successfully doing the same. WHO estimates that counselling and medication can more than double the chance that a smoker who tries to quit will succeed.
Every Wednesday from 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM, Paras hospitals, Gurgaon will open a special anti-tobacco clinic conducted by Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan, the hospital announced today on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day.
“A large number of people in India know the harmful effects their habit of smoke is having on them. The problem is that most of them take to smoke during their young and gullible years and by the time they realize its consequences, they are too addicted to quit. Yet, there is little awareness in India about the fact that medical help can be sought in their efforts to fight the addiction.
Through our weekly clinic, we want to help such people quit smoking and tobacco consumption and take a turn towards healthier lives. A large chunk of our collective health problems will be reduced if we most of us give up smoking” said Dr Jyoti Kapoor Madan.
As part of its activity on WNTD, the hospital also conducted a free of cost health check up camp at village Darbaripur to educate people about the ill effects of smoking on heart health and encourage them to get their heart health checked regularly.
At the health camp, visitors were offered free of cost checks for vital statistics such as Blood Press, Random Blood Sugar, ECG, and weight, with doctors analyzing their health and advising the future course of action.
“Smoking and tobacco consumption has immensely harmful effects on the heart. In fact, smoking is the second leading risk factor of cardiovascular disease after hypertension. It is important to educate people about these consequences and encourage them to keep their heart health checked” said Dr Bharat Kukreti, Senior consultant, Cardiology, Paras- Gurgaon.
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