No Smoking Day 2024 | HCDSH

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Wednesday,March 13, 2024

Hazaribag College of Dental Sciences and Hospital observed "No Smoking Day" on March 13, 2024.The Department of Public Health Dentistry at Hazaribag College of Dental Sciences & Hospital took a proactive step toward a healthier future by organizing a No Smoking Awareness workshop on March 13th, 2024, in commemoration of No Smoking Day 2024, to encourage people to quit smoking and promote the importance of a smoke-free environment, ensuring a smoke-free generation in the future.

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The Department of Public Health Dentistry at Hazaribag College of Dental Sciences & Hospital made a significant contribution to promoting a healthy future by presenting a No Smoking Awareness Workshop on March 13th, 2024, in occasion of No Smoking Day 2024. This proactive campaign was methodically designed with the goal of protecting youngsters from the widespread influence of the tobacco industry. The workshop aimed to pave the path for a smoke-free generation by raising awareness and advocating preventive measures, contributing to the overall goal of improving public health.

History of No Smoking Day

The inaugural No Smoking Day was observed on Ash Wednesday, 1984, in the United Kingdom. It is presently observed on the second Wednesday of March each year. This health awareness event was established to assist smokers who wish to quit but are unable to do so. It has grown in popularity since 1984, and it is now celebrated annually in the United Kingdom.

Importance of No Smoking Day

It is critical to educate people about the detrimental effects of smoking and encourage them to quit. No Smoking Day gives people a life-saving opportunity to quit smoking. The day is intended to encourage healthy lives and a smoke-free atmosphere.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the tobacco pandemic is one of the world's most serious public health hazards, killing more than 8 million people each year. More over 7 million of these deaths are caused by direct tobacco use, with approximately 1.3 million caused by nonsmokers being exposed to secondhand smoke. Despite being aware of the frightening death statistics, many people continue to smoke and struggle to quit.

Theme for No Smoking Day 2024

Every year, the No Smoking Day campaign is promoted with a unique theme. The theme for No Smoking Day 2024 is 'Protecting children from tobacco industry interference.'

In keeping with its commitment to promoting public health and wellness, the Department of Public Health Dentistry at Hazaribag College of Dental Sciences & Hospital continues to work to battle the dangers of tobacco use and advocate for a smoke-free society. This workshop demonstrates the institution's unwavering commitment to cultivating healthier communities and ensuring the well-being of future generations.