Cessation Facilities: -

Government of India launched the National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP) in the year 2007-08 during the 11th Five-Year-Plan, with the aim to help the people quit tobacco use and others. Tobacco Cessation Centres (TCC) under NTCP is situated in Murshidabad Medical College & Hospitals and provision for free treatment faciality in the clinic. The Centre’s mission is to motivate youth to tobacco free and to empower those addicted to nicotine to quit successfully. Here we provide-

• Free counselling & Psychotherapy.
• Free Physical and Psychological Test.
• Free Medicines.
• Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT).
• Free training on Healthy Life Style .

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Burden of Tobacco use: -

Major risk factor for Cancer, Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD), Diabetes, Chronic Lung Disease, stroke, infertility, blindness, Tuberculosis (TB), Oral Cavity etc.
50% of cancers in males and 20% cancers in females.
40% of TB and other related diseases.
Economic costs attributable to tobacco use in 2011 for persons aged 35-69 is Rs. 1,04,500 crores.
Loss to environment such as deforestation, pollution, litter, forest fires etc.

Benefits of Quitting Tobacco-

Quitting makes you feel better and you start tasting food better.

2 hours after quitting: is out of the system.
12 hours: carbon monoxide is out of the system and lung function begins to improve.
2 days: sense of smell improves; physical activity becomes easier and more air gets into the lungs.
2 months: lungs work more efficiently and are able to remove mucous; blood flow to the limbs improves.
12 months: risk of heart disease is half that of a continuing smoker.
10 years: risk of lung cancer is less than half that of a continuing smoker.
15 years: risk of heart attack and stroke is almost the same as a person who has never smoked.

Smoking is suicide by instalments

Stop Smoking & Start NRT

Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) can help with the difficult withdrawal symptoms and cravings that most people say is their only reason for not giving up tobacco. Using NRT reduces those symptoms.

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