The high tar and nicotine contents in the cigarettes sold contribute to increase lung cancer.
Due to heavy smoking the fertility rate of a person decreases and sometimes may become impotent. Smoking causes ulcers in stomach and duodenum that are called as peptic ulcers that take time in incidence and healing. A disease called tobacco amblyopia that causes defective vision and other eye diseases such as cataract might result due to smoking.
Smoking cessation services has been included in Health Plan Implementation Programme in 2001/2002. One of the important factors of smoking cessation services is effective monitoring. The main objective was to get feedback from the field and keep improving the monitoring schemes and obtain essential information on the usage of smoking cessation aids. The positive results reflect the success of smoking cessation schemes.
Show personal intervention and interest in combating smoking, have a clear understanding about the problem or menace, have a good understanding with the members of the staff and should be a respectable person and should be in a senior position.
Prohibition of smoking by pupils in the school premises, the staff and senior members including principal should follow the same, proper counselling should be provided for those who are addicted to smoking and those who are at starting stage and be able to explain the importance behind the policy.
4. Incorporate smoking related topics in class teaching
Class teaching on smoking:
Classes on smoking should be conducted and continued for the five to sixteen, about long term and short-term ill effects on health, disadvantages of smoking, psychological effects of smoking, disadvantages of addiction, should be able explain so that pupils understand the importance of teachings on smoking and counter the myth of smoking beneficial effects.
5. Link up with the wider community
Involvement in schemes such as No Smoking Day, participating in anti-smoking promotion, join up with other schools, involve local shopkeepers in discussions so that they stop selling cigarettes to pupils and linking up with higher education departments to increase the awareness programme.
6. Conduct anti-smoking campaigns.
Participating in discussion groups, campaigns through signing of anti-smoking posters, presentations, conducting smoking breathe tests and smoker's clinics.
7. Construct a