Actress Navya Nair releases a DVD on smoking hazard

Smoking is injurious to our health as well as passive smokers who do not smoke. A sign board in a departmental says, “Thank you for Not Smoking. Cigarette smoke is the residue of your pleasure. It contaminates the air, pollutes my hair and clothes, not to mention my lungs. This takes place without my consent. I have a pleasure, also. I like a beer now and then. The residue of my pleasure is urine.

Would you be annoyed if I stood on a chair and pissed on your head and your clothes without your consent? “Concerned over the impression they leave on youngsters when they smoke on silver screen, Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss has urged stars to desist from smoking in their films. Various serious campaigning against the hazards of smoking is being done the Health Minister. Actress Navya Nair released a film made by Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Oncology and Research, at a function in Coimbatore on Saturday that marked the World No Tobacco Day. The short film, titled “Punnagai” (smile) showed a young man, hooked to cigarettes and pan masala, getting killed by his habits. The film captures the plight of a young widow cursing her husband’s addiction to tobacco.

A pulmonologist and cancer specialists of Sri Ramakrishna Hospital appear in film to explain how people fall victims to tobacco. Actor Navya Nair handed over the first copy to the Trustee of the SNR Sons Charitable Trust D. Lakshminarayanaswamy. Ms. Nair said she would advise people against smoking and tobacco chewing. The actor said she knew of the pain of cancer as one of her close relatives died of the disease. Schools, colleges and various non-governmental organizations belonging could get the DVD completely free of cost on contacting the institute on phone numbers: 0422-4389797, 4500203.

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