Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Special Cover on theme ‘Say NO to Tobacco’ – 10th July 2017.

Tobacco is the biggest enemy of public health today. The effects of tobacco use, as we all know, are destructive and widespread. Not many know that tobacco is one of the primary causes of cancer and heart attacks. Many youngsters, in both cities and rural areas, are getting addicted to tobacco use in various forms, which, in the long run, can have an adverse effect on health and life of the population. Tobacco smoke contains approximately 4,000 chemicals in cigarettes, 100s of which are toxic like formaldehyde, ammonia and cadmium. These constituents of cigarettes have a detrimental effect on everything: from the body’s immunity to the functioning of the organs.

Tobacco is stealing away all those wonderful moments from your life. To create awareness about tobacco hazard a Special Cover on the theme of 'Say No to Tobacco' was released by Shri Rajendra Kumar, Postmaster General, South Karnataka Region in presence of Dr. P. L. Nataraj, Director, Health and Family welfare, Govt. of Karnataka, Dr. Prabhakar, Joint Director (Medical), Dr. Saroja, Project Director, Dr. Sevaraj, and Dy. Director at Bengaluru GPO on 10th July 2017 (Special Cover approval no. KTK/55/2017).

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