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No Tobacco Day 2021: Health Risks Of Smoking Tobacco

Written by Arushi Bidhuri |Published : May 31, 2021 8:00 AM IST

No Tobacco Day is a day we look back at the bad habit of chewing or smoking tobacco that can wreak havoc on a person's health. World No Tobacco Day is observed on 31 March every year to raise awareness about the perilous consequences of chewing or smoking tobacco. According to the World Health Organization, tobacco is one of the major risk factors for many chronic diseases, including cancer, lung disease, cardiovascular disease, and stroke. As per WHO data, tobacco accounts for nearly 1.35 million deaths every year in India. Joining us today is Dr Manoj Goel, Director of Pulmonology, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at Fortis Hospital, Gurgaon who will explain the harmful effects of tobacco use.

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