We celebrate New Year, birthdays, marriage anniversaries, Anti Tobacco Day and World Environment day. But there is a difference between new year celebration, birthday or anti tobacco day celebration. We celebrate birthdays and marriage anniversaries out of pleasure and to share our happiness and feelings. But when it comes to Anti Tobacco Day celebration or World Environment Day Celebration it is a pledge to quit smoking, adapt a healthy lifestyle and preserve our environment. We cannot celebrate these days just as any other day or for the sake of getting our names published in news papers.
National Tobacco Cessation quit line was launched last week to help people quit smoking. The helpline is combined effort of a tobacco cessation products manufacturer and the Tobacco Intervention Initiative (TII) centre of the Indian Dental Association (IDA). A team from Mumbai runs the helpline. It addresses queries in Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali and English. The people running the helpline helps addicts in combating tobacco cravings and reach suitable doctor associated with TII.