Bengaluru: Private hospitals and Government authorities took a stand against tobacco consumption on Wednesday to mark World No Tobacco Day.
A silent protest took off at Town Hall, Gandhi Statue near Mayura Circle and Koramangala Sony World Signal. Popular visual artist Baadal Nanjundaswamy unveiled his 10 by 10 work depicting slow death of lungs. It will be on display till June 4. “It is our responsibility to wean youth off tobacco and spread awareness on the harm it causes" said Suresh Ramu, CEO, Cytecare Cancer Hospitals.
Doctors from Healthcare Global Enterprises Ltd - The Specialist in Cancer Care and cancer survivors from Pink Hope Cancer Patient Support Group organised the Silent Protest #BanTobacco. KSRTC MD Umashankar said his organization had staged a street play at Mysore Satellite bus station and announced collaboration with NGOs, to help employees quit smoking.
Cytecare revealed that as per industry reports the current number of tobacco users in India exceed the total population of US and more th
an a million deaths annually in the country can be attributed to tobacco to be shut."