On the eve of World No–Tobacco Day, noted model–turned–actor Rahul Dev released an anti–tobacco poster at a function organized by Heart Care Foundation of India jointly with World Fellowship of Religions.
Addressing the gathering, Mr. Rahul Dev appealed to all smokers to quit smoking as it invariably leads to heart attack, paralysis, COPD, cancer, erectile dysfunction and premature aging.
Mr. Dev further said that the international awareness campaign that long–term smoking leads to erectile dysfunction in men and premature wrinkles on the face in women has been successful in the west as no men or women would like to lose their manhood or womanhood just because of smoking.
Padma Shri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee Dr. KK Aggarwal and President, Heart Care Foundation of India, said that smoking and health cannot stay together. One cigarette reduces life by six minutes.
Smoking is responsible practically for all types of cancers. Tobacco chewing leads to oral cancer and tobacco smoking leads to lung cancer and other types of cancers. Even passive smoking is as bad as active smoking. Everybody should make an effort not to live or breathe in a smoking atmosphere.