Tobacco use is a major preventable cause of premature death and disease worldwide
Women and Smoking
The latest Tobacco Atlas, shows that India ranks third in the top 20 female smoking populations across the globe. Female smokers in India die an average eight years earlier than non-smoking women of the same age .
Tobacco Use in Young Indian Population
Despite efforts by both Government of India (GOI) and World Health Organization (WHO) in controlling the tobacco menace, prevalence of tobacco use in India is reaching alarming proportions among children and adolescents.
A survey done by the National Sample Survey Organization of the Indian Government puts children of ages 10-14 addicted to tobacco at 20 million and about 5,500 new users (approximately 2 million new users every year) are added every day to this astounding figure .
A few tips to quit smoking/betel squid/ pan 
- Think of the benefits of quitting tobacco in any form: you save money, smell better, cough less and your food tastes better.
- Get help from family and friends by informing them about your plans to quit and seek encouragement.
- Avoid the sight of smoking/betel squid/ pan to ease your resolution to quit these.
- Avoid the company of people who smoke or chew to reduce the craving for these products.
Tips to prevent relapse 
- Keep yourself occupied and busy to avoid craving.
- Try using stress balls, indulge in games etc.
- Switch to oral substitutes: you can have things like carrot, hard candy etc whenever there is an urge for smoke/betel squid chewing.
- Brushing teeth several times also helps since toothpaste alters the taste of these products.
- Drinking lots of water helps in flushing out toxins from your body in addition to minimizing the withdrawal symptoms and helps in reducing the urge.
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