Promotion of Smoke Free Environments in Brazil

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Promotion of Smoke Free Environments in Brazil
V . Regunathan
Volunteers Against Smoking and Tobacco
No.132-Tiruvenkata Nagar
Tiruverumbur Post
Tiruchirapalli – 620013
INDIA
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Tel. No. :: +91-0-94432-51351
Email :: [email protected]
Tobacco – in any form
Deadly & Harmful.
(Both Smoking Tobacco
and Smokeless Tobacco)
Beedis:
These low-cost, easily available
indigenous cigarettes are made by
rolling tobacco in tendu leaves.
Cigars and
Cigarettes
Cheroots
Chuttas:
Coarse cheroots popular in the
coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh,
Tamil Nadu and Orissa
in INDIA.
Reverse chutta smoking:
By keeping the lit end of the
chutta in the mouth
Dhumti
A conical cigar made by rolling
tobacco leaf in the leaf of another
plant
Hooklis:
Clay pipes commonly used in
western India.
Chillum :
A straight, conical pipe made of
clay and smoked while holding it
vertically.
Hookha, shisha/sheesha,
water pipe,
nargeela/nargile/
narghile/nargileh/
narguilé,
argeela/arghileh/arguilé,
okka, kalyan, gewat
suckre, or
ghelyoon/ghalyan.
Many of these names are
of Arab, Indian, Turkish,
Uzbek, or Persian origin.
Paan masala / Gutkha:
This is a commercial preparation
containing areca nut, slaked lime,
catechu and condiments, with or
with powdered tobacco
PAAN (Betel quid) with Tobacco.
Paan comprises four main ingredients,
the betel leaf, areca nut, slaked lime and
acacia catechu. Tobacco is the most
important ingredient of paan
for regular users.
Mawa:
These are thin shavings of
areca nut combined with tobacco
and slaked lime.
Tobacco and slaked lime
(khaini):
A mixture of sun- dried tobacco
and slaked lime, this is popular in
Maharashtra and northern India.
Snus:
This Swedish snuff,
available in teabag-like pouches,
is kept in the buccal or labial
groove and sucked.
Mishri:
A roasted, powdered preparation
made by baking tobacco on a hot
metal plate until it is uniformly
black. Women in Maharashtra
use it .
Gul:
A tobacco product used as a
dentifrice in the eastern parts of
India.
Bajjar:
This is dry snuff or tapkeer,
applied by women in Gujarat on
their teeth and gums.
Gudhaku:
A paste made of tobacco and
molasses, it is applied to the teeth
and gums and is popular in Bihar,
Orissa, Uttar Pradesh and
Uttaranchal.
Creamy snuff:
These are prepared with
tobacco paste,
marketed in toothpaste-like tubes
Tobacco water:
Known as tuibur in Mizoram and
hidakphu in Manipur, it is made
by passing tobacco smoke
through water.
Dry Tobacco leaves
for chewing.
Tobacco-Habit -is NOT only a Health Hazard.
But also a definite
CANCER-causing-AGENT
(A major factor for Oral Cancer
and Lung Cancer)
Tobacco is a cause for
many Cardiovascular
and
Respiratory Diseases
Tobacco is a Gate-way Drug –
an Addictive Drug
Tobacco is an
Implicit-Change-Agent
for an
Explicit-Tilt
towards
Alcohol, Drugs &
CANCER.
Tobacco Control
-- a Public Health priority
and for
achieving a
CANCER-Free Society.
Our focus :: 
“Towards Creating
Smoke-Free
Tobacco-Free
CANCER-free
Global Society........”
For achieving CANCER-Free World...
Our First and Foremost
Stepping Stone
CREATING
A TOBACCO-FREE
SOCIETY
Tobacco Control  HOW ?
Prevention
Cessation
Rehabilitation
To-day's
SCHOOL-STUDENTS / YOUTH
Tomorrow's
Pillars to support this Globe.
Present-day
Students & Global Youth
are
very easily attracted towards
TOBACCO SMOKING /
CHEWING
Create
a TOBACCO-FREE
STUDENT COMMUNITY
to create
a
HEALTHY WORLD
" CATCH THEM YOUNG "
- the global watch-word –
in
HEALTH
or
EDUCATION or
SPORTS
or
LIFESTYLE or
you name any sector.
" CATCH THEM YOUNG "
is also
the MANTRA
for the
Tobacco Industry.
Anti-Tobacco-Seed
being sown by us TO-DAY,
shall definitely result in
creating countless
Anti-Tobacco Ambassadors
to take care of
TO-MORROW’s generation.
If not to-morrow ……..
surely it shall be
DAY-AFTER-TOMORROW.
For a Fire –
Combustible-Material, Air, Fuel
and Heat are essential.
Essentials for a Business –
Seller (Producer)
Buyer (Consumer)
Commodity (Tobacco-Product)
Money
Let’s sensitize the
First-time-Buyers (Consumers)
--School Students / Youth-about the ill-effects of Tobacco
and make them to stay-away
from any form of
Tobacco-products.
“G – BAT 10 x 10”
GLOBAL BATTLE
AGAINST TOBACCO
WITH
“10 Million Signatures-against-Tobacco”
in
“10 Thousand plus Cloth-Banners”
(each 2 Mtr x 1 Mtr)
To sensitize a minimum of 10 Million
YOUTH & SCHOOL-CHILDREN
across ALL-Countries
about the Ill-Effects and Dangers
of Tobacco.
Get their Signatures
in
10,000 plus Cloth-Banners
as
a moral-commitment
to be Tobacco-Free
during their Lifetime.
Motivate each one of these
School-Students
to motivate one more student
to lead a Tobacco-free life
Let’s invest our Faith
In our Youth
To create a
Global Tobacco-free Society
Response from
USA
INDIA
JAPAN
SERBIA
TUNISIA
JORDAN
CANADA
THAILAND
SINGAPORE
KAZAKHSTAN
is so much encouraging
To Erect the
World’s LONGEST
SIGNATURE-WALL-AGAINST-TOBACCO
TO A DISTANCE OF MORE THAN 25 KM (15 Mile)
with
Display of the Signature Banners
inviting the attention
of
Global Governments
and
International Print & Electronic Media
To Hand-Over
all Signature-Banners
to
Secretary-General of UNO
thro
Director-General of WHO
urging them to save
the future-generation
from Tobacco.
(to seek permission after collection of 10,000 Banners).
On this Historic – Day
(may be on a SUNDAY)
School-Children and Youth
of ALL-countries
shall organize
YOUTH-CHAINS-AGAINST-TOBACCO
in their countries
(may be from 10.00 to 11.00 Hrs.)
Local Time of their zone.
..
(Date and Timings – to be fixed –
in consultation with all stakeholders)
This shall result in
a YOUTH-CHAIN
continuously for 24 Hours
criss-crossing
all Continents
all Countries
all Counties
all Cities
India
-----------------------Afghanistan
-----------------------Abu Dhabi, UAE
Muscat
Tblisi
Volgograd
---------------------Iran
---------------------Kuwait
Nairobi, Kenya
Saudi Arabia
Russia
Greece
Finland
Turkey
Israel
Zimbabwe
---------------------------France
Germany
The Netherlands
Belgium
Austria
Spain
Italy
Switzerland
Sweden
Norway
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England
Ireland
Scotland
Portugal
Iceland
Morocco
-----------------------------Los Angeles / USA
Mexico
Canada
-----------------------------Bogota
Peru
New York / USA
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Brazil
Argentina
Guyana
-----------------------New Zealand
Fiji
Marshall Islands
-----------------------Darwin / Australia
Adelaide / Australia
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YOUTH-CHAIN shall include
all Tobacco-Control-Celebrities,
from : Government
Politics
Movies
Sports
Media
Arts
EACH ONE
TEACH ONE
AND
COACH ONE
HOW TO LEAD A
TOBACCO-FREE LIFE
YEAR -1
YEAR-2
YEAR-3
YEAR-4
YEAR-5
YEAR-6
YEAR-7
YEAR-8
10,000,000
20,000,000
40,000,000
80,000,000
160,000,000
320,000,000
640,000,000
1,280,000,000
Eco-friendly Cloth Banners.
Standard Length (2 Mts. or 6 Ft.) and Width (1 Mtr. or 3 Ft.)
Background Color – White, pale / light backgrounds.
Use Multi-color BOLD–tipped Permanent Marker
Fill with Signatures, Cartoons, Slogans, Pictures, etc.
EVERYONE
is having
a RIGHT
to live in a Tobacco-free
and Cancer-free World
WE ALL
CAN PLAY
A ROLE
IN SOLVING
THE PROBLEM
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HOW ?
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-- We must constantly educate our Society
about the evils of Tobacco and its Results.
-- We need to help Media, Public and
Policymakers understand our Goals,
Activities and Accomplishments.
-- We have to build and demonstrate a
Broad and On-going Base of support.
Let’s start
to sow the seeds
to bring-in
a mind-change
in TO-DAY’s YOUTH -to build a
TOBACCO-FREE
TO-MORROW.
I hope, I am NOT ALONE –
Thousands of Cancer-control
Volunteers / Organizations /
Supporters / friends / NGOs
ARE HERE TO JOIN ME
IN THIS GLOBAL FIGHT
AGAINST TOBACCO.
If not WE,
Who else ?
V . Regunathan
Volunteers Against Smoking and Tobacco
No.132-Tiruvenkata Nagar
Tiruverumbur Post
Tiruchirapalli – 620013
INDIA
----------------------------------------------------Tel. No. :: +91-0-94432-51351
Email :: [email protected]
John Tung Foundation of Taiwan
took the lead with the support
of the Taiwan Government,
Taiwan Schools and collected
800 Banners
of 2 Mts. length each

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