Manvi - New Delhi
Recognise the signs
You have a controlling partner
You give more than you get in return
You are much too dependent on each other
India wants to breakup with tobacco
Being fit is a better high than smoking. Let us make India fit again.
Ragini - Noida
The young deserve a healthy future and we should be the changemakers
Manik - Mumbai
Life can be lived fully and completely by being around people, surrounded by nature and giving generously.
Mat Kat - Kochi
I had the habit of using it and had to face the heart disorders
Peter - Kottayam
Of the hazards of being exposed to the toxins, as a passive smoker…
John - Bangalore
…I’d like to see a world free from the haze of smoke and smoking addiction, where the youth don’t have many chances to get hooked to habits that are detrimental to them in every way!
Meghana - Bangalore
I’ve seen too many people suffer from cancer and even the thought of it scares me to no end. I love this initiative.
Manchal - Bangalore
I want my surroundings and society to always be healthy.
James Abraham - Kanjirappally
Tobacco affects not just the user, but everyone around, including even unborn children. The health impacts are not just felt by the primary smoker, it impacts the whole family unit.
Abraham Menacherry - Boston
I want a safe and healthy future for me, my family and my friends!
Diksha - New Delhi
I don’t want the new generation to be dependent on some external agent to tackle a problem. Also, a tobacco-free future will be a healthier and energetic one.
Elizabeth - Cochin
It is healthy to be tobacco-free
Antony Cherukara - Bangalore
India can only prosper when its youth is healthy and safe.
Anasuya - Bangalore
It’s more damaging to health than it is “cool”
Angeline - Navi Mumbai
I care about my health and family!
Sany - Navi Mumbai
I want a tobacco-free future because…
Signs you shouldn’t ignore
Young at heart, but old in habit?
A person’s brain continues to develop till they turn 25, and early use of tobacco affects that development, causing drug-seeking behaviours and mood disorders.
Milk teeth and tobacco: a match made in heaven?
Even with a ban on sale of tobacco within a 100-metre radius of any educational institute, young students still find paan shops near their schools that readily sell them gutka, khaini, cigarettes/bidis!
Smoke without ever touching a cigarette/bidi!
YOU don’t smoke, but that doesn’t mean you aren‘t affected by others’ smoke. Passive smoking is just as harmful, putting you in risk of heart disease and stroke.
Playing fast and loose with children…
Selling tobacco loose makes it affordable to kids. Should they be able to afford it with what is probably their tiffin money? Cheap tricks for an expensive bargain!
A new kind of ‘Show &
TSell’ for children?!
Showing” young children tobacco products by displaying them right next to toys, sweets and candies (items marketed to children) and also “selling” it to them is a pretty sneaky trick. Don’t you agree?
Search for Truth: No More Heartbreak
Busting common misconceptions
Click on the cards to learn the truth.
I’ve heard that bidis are more natural than cigarettes, and therefore safer…
Does COVID-19 affect smokers more adversely than it does non-smokers?
I don’t mind hanging out with my friends when they smoke. Where’s the harm in that?
I have a healthy diet and lifestyle. That negates the effects of tobacco, doesn’t it?
Can COVID-19 be transmitted through the spitting of paan/tobacco?
Smoking just a couple of times a month will not harm me, like it would a daily smoker!
Quite a few people in my family chew gutka. It really can’t be that bad, right?
I ‘mouth-fag’ so smoke doesn’t reach my lungs, and I won’t be affected as much.