Smoking kills 6 million people every year around the world, and more than half a million non-smokers get affected from second hand smoke. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death. In fact, tobacco kills more people every year that alcohol, AIDS, car accidents, illegal drugs, murders and suicides combined. Unless more people quit smoking, this deadly habit could kill up to one billion people in the 21st century.
If more people give up smoking this will be a major victory for health services worldwide. It will help prevent millions of unnecessary deaths and save a huge amount in health care costs. Not to mention, the next generation will be healthier.
Realizing these serious impacts of tobacco Nalta Hospital has initiated a project for Anti Tobacco Campaign. We are regularly organizing different events to build up public awareness against tobacco. As a first success now all hospitals & clinics of Satkhira district is declared NO SMOKING zone.