Doctors said smokers face more complications and would need more oxygen support than non-smokers if they contract Covid-19.
Only 72 COTPA violations were registered in the city during 2020 which is a steep fall from 7,746 cases registered in 2019, 14,893 cases in 2018 and 23,471 in 2017.
Voluntary Organisation in Interest of Consumer Education (Consumer VOICE), a New Delhi-based NGO, conducted the survey covering a sample pool of 1,476 people aged above 18.
Kerala, which has close to 70,000 active Covid-19 cases and above-10% test positivity rate, is relying a lot on the ongoing vaccination to bring the situation under control.
And 50 per cent more likely to report more than ten, including loss of smell, skipping meals, diarrhoea, fatigue, confusion or muscle pain.
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The letter by the DoE comes following the guidelines issued by the Health Ministry to avoid any collaboration with a tobacco industry led foundation in the larger interest of public health.
Although the Tobacco Control Act is already in place in Jharkhand but only 150 traders have secured licences.
In a statement late Wednesday, the ministry said smoking would be banned in busy streets, bus stops and public squares when necessary.
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The pandemic has witnessed a rise in young stroke patients, and doctors attribute it to an utter lack of physical activity coupled with excessive screen time
While anti-smoking efforts are commendable, they need to take into account the dependency of a smoker.
The best way smokers can reduce their risk of heart diseases and stay heart strong is to quit smoking as soon as possible.
Indulging in drinking alcohol or smoking may not only damage your teeth but also lead to increased incidences of failure in dental fillings, warned researchers.
Damage to the liver can hinder its capability to detoxify the body, leading to more damage by third-hand smoke toxins.
The state government has warned the tobacco companies that legal action will be taken against them if they do not remove all advertisements from tobacco shops in the city.