Manvi - New Delhi
India wants to breakup with tobacco
Ragini - Noida
Manik - Mumbai
Mat Kat - Kochi
Peter - Kottayam
John - Bangalore
Meghana - Bangalore
Manchal - Bangalore
James Abraham - Kanjirappally
Abraham Menacherry - Boston
Diksha - New Delhi
Elizabeth - Cochin
Antony Cherukara - Bangalore
Anasuya - Bangalore
Angeline - Navi Mumbai
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.