Kashmir has one of the most Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patients,
a disease caused by smoking cigarettes, a sales tax data has revealed that Kashmir consumed 850 Crore rupees cigarettes in a single year.
And the 20% increase of youngsters in smoking, Besides this
Jammu and Kashmir has alone recorded tobacco sales worth Rupees 5,530 crore over seven years up to 2017-’18.
In Jammu and Kashmir, acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in about
470,000 chronic patients which annually costs around Rupees 210 crore for their treatment.
Jammu and Kashmir is called fast emerging smoking hub in North India.
10 among 100 are smokers in J&K shows a data collected by Global Tabaco survey.
Who is affected the most by smoking
Usually there arre 2 types of smokers
- Active Smoking
- Passive Smoking
In both the cases a person inhales toxic chemicals, a cigarette comprises of chopped tobacco leaves, stems, reprocessed pieces, and scraps.
In Many cases Smokers consume Marijuana as known as Charass in common languages, Meanwhile
Marijuana is actually very toxic, carries many different chemicals,
though many studies has presented Marijuana as a beneficiary for young students.
according to their studies Marijuana activates sleeping cells of brain and helps students in learning.
Now coming back to the actual topic Active and Passive Smoking.
An active smoker is the one who has or is smoking in the present, one who directly inhales smoke.
And almost 20% of Kashmiris are smokers as per the sales and tax data.
A passive Smoker is the one who inhales smoke present in the atmosphere consumed by an active smoker.
And almost 68% of Kashmiris are passive smokers, as we see more and more COPD victims in our families these days.
In both the cases of Active and Passive smoking somone is effected and ultimatly becomes prone to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Cancer.
How to Quit Smoking?
Check what Helpguide says about Quitting Smoking:
While avoiding smoking triggers will help reduce your urge to smoke, you probably can’t avoid cigarette cravings entirely. Fortunately, cravings don’t last long—typically, about 5 or 10 minutes. If you’re tempted to light up, remind yourself that the craving will soon pass and try to wait it out. It helps to be prepared in advance by having strategies to cope with cravings.
Distract yourself. Do the dishes, turn on the TV, take a shower, or call a friend. The activity doesn’t matter as long as it gets your mind off smoking.
Remind yourself why you quit. Focus on your reasons for quitting, including the health benefits (lowering your risk for heart disease and lung cancer, for example), improved appearance, money you’re saving, and enhanced self-esteem.
Get out of a tempting situation. Where you are or what you’re doing may be triggering the craving. If so, a change of scenery can make all the difference.
Reward yourself. Reinforce your victories. Whenever you triumph over a craving, give yourself a reward to keep yourself motivated.
what is the punishment in Kashmir for smoking weed?
Jammu and Kashmir has alone arrested 170+ Drug peddlers in Jammu and Kashmir in 2020,
Around 3 of them were booked under PSA(Public Safety Act), Smoking weed can cost you a lot.
those who who are booked under Smoking or Selling weed are currently behind the bars,
Jammu and Kashmir Administration has given a free hand to JKPolice to arrest and
take strict action against drug consumers and drug sellers.