Amritsar, May 31
The district Health Department organised a workshop to mark World No Tobacco Day on Monday. Speaking on the occasion, Civil Surgeon Dr Charanjit Singh said tobacco causes cancer and it should not be consumed in any form.
He said tobacco usage causes cancers of the mouth, throat and lungs. The near and dear ones of tobacco users also are prone to many of its side-effects, he said.
Dr Singh said tobacco has around 40,000 harmful chemicals, which are responsible for causing various diseases.
District Nodal Officer Dr Sharanjit Kaur said young children under the influence of popular media and peer pressure start using tobacco in the firm of cigarettes. — TNS