Narendra Modi wants countrymen to quit tobacco use

in his tweet, Narendra Modi asked people to pledge to spread awareness on the risks of tobacco consumption.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Published:May 31, 2014 3:15 pm

 

Tobacco not only affects those consuming it but also people around, said Narendra Modi. (Source: PTI) Tobacco not only affects those consuming it but also people around, said Narendra Modi. (Source: PTI)

On the occasion of World Tobacco Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked the countrymen to say ‘no’ to tobacco and lay the foundation of a healthier India.

“On World No Tobacco Day, lets pledge to spread awareness on the risks of tobacco consumption & work to reduce tobacco consumption in India,” he tweeted.

“Tobacco not only affects those consuming it but also people around. By saying ‘no’ to tobacco, let us lay the foundation of a healthier India,” he added.

Painting a grim picture of the loss caused by tobacco consumption, a recent statement by the health ministry had put the total economic costs attributable to all diseases caused by it in India in 2011 at a staggering Rs 1,04,500 crore.

The figure of 1.04 crore was more than the combined expenditure incurred in 2011 by the Central and state governments on health care, it had said.

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    Abhishek Kumar
    Jun 2, 2014 at 6:17 am
    How the stand of BJP changes when they are in Opposition and in power Abki baar U-Turn Sarkar, The INC is not at all worried with this merger as it believes that the united and undivided people of India would strongly vote for them only. TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu has declared that his party has decided to join the NDA fold amid protests from cadres of TDP and BJP with the sole intention of routing the UPA.
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      Abhishek Kumar
      Jun 2, 2014 at 6:16 am
      How the stand of BJP changes when they are in Opposition and in power Abki baar U-Turn Sarkar, Venkaih Nidu, Sushma Swaraj. How within a period of few months everything has turned upsides down for them. I will not be surprised Uma, Kalyan and Ramdev Ma will meet the same fate in not so distant future.
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        Abhishek Kumar
        Jun 2, 2014 at 6:17 am
        Thanku Rahul kanwal for the Super coverage on Smriti's fake affidavits, Badaun's Rape and Pune vandalism, In past, I think Priyenka hi involvement in the election campaign will surely bring something positivity. One can always trust the Congress. She pla an important role in shaping the respectful image of the Congress party.
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          Abhishek Kumar
          Jun 2, 2014 at 6:17 am
          Thanku Rahul kanwal for the Super coverage on Smriti's fake affidavits, Badaun's Rape and Pune vandalism, during 2002 Gujarat riots NaMo’s men brutally murdered pregnant women were gutted, and taken out unborn baby and shown to dying mother. They also flooded homes and electrocuted entire families inside.
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            Abhishek Kumar
            Jun 2, 2014 at 6:16 am
            Thanku Rahul kanwal for the Super coverage on Smriti's fake affidavits, Badaun's Rape and Pune vandalism, salute to your courage.NaMo words shows the culture and teachings which he has got from the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh sakhas where he spent most of his young days after running away from his young wife.
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              Abhishek Kumar
              Jun 2, 2014 at 6:17 am
              Time for PM Modi to extend to CM Yadav the Raj Dharmaadvice and ask him to take substantive, decisive action in Badaun. NaMo says he works for people. But he has sold off Gujarat petrochemical industry to Reliance. Mukesh Ambani’s brother-in-law, Saurabh Patel is Minister of Petrochemicals in Gujarat.
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                Abhishek Kumar
                Jun 2, 2014 at 6:17 am
                Time for PM Modi to extend to CM Yadav the Raj Dharmaadvice and ask him to take substantive, decisive action in Badaun. RT if you agree, Advani inadvertently and subconsciously often speaks his heart out. Advani heart of heart also knows that Narendra Modi is not the right man for the country. But as of present times he cannot help but talk good about Modi. Modi is trying his best to back him.
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                  Abhishek Kumar
                  Jun 2, 2014 at 6:17 am
                  Time for PM Modi to extend to CM Yadav the Raj Dharmaadvice and ask him to take substantive, decisive action in Badaun. Whatever may be the case with INC it has by and large fulfilled its promises. Inflation is something that could not be controlled. But no other government could have either controlled inflation. This election is a make fool exercise. There has been growth and development in BJP ruled states though they boost a lot about it. Akalis are the same. They made big promises to the people of Punjab all still remain to see the light of the day.
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                    Chandi Sharma
                    May 31, 2014 at 11:58 am
                    Modi should understand that India is a hi’s state, hi family and Hindutva politics were two opposite poles. hi family united the w nation on secular grounds, cutting across region, religion and caste. He was a religious person but he was opposed to misuse of religion for political goals.
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                      Chandi Sharma
                      May 31, 2014 at 11:58 am
                      Modi should understand that India is a hi’s state, nice saying by Congress vice president Rahul hi, “In India, for whose fashioning I have worked all my life, every man enjoys equality of status, whatever his religion is. The state is bound to be wholly secular, religion is a personal affair of each individual, it must not be mixed up with politics or national affairs”.
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                        Chandi Sharma
                        May 31, 2014 at 11:58 am
                        RSS is the mother of BJP and people know that RSS is a terrorist organization; hi murder was not on the charges propagated by RSS (Parion and insistence on paying stan’s dues (55 crore) from the treasury), but due to the basic deep differences with the social politics of hi and that of the followers of the Hindu Rashtra. These two reasons are proffered merely as a pretext for the same.
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                          Chandi Sharma
                          May 31, 2014 at 11:59 am
                          RSS is the mother of BJP and people know that RSS is a terrorist organization; In past Modi try to confuse Indian voters but we are smart and gave vote to congress only, country’s ambitious politician Modi has highlighted the findings of the Sachar Committee Report and compared the figures of the socio-economic conditions of Muslims in Bihar and Gujarat in Hunkar Rally in Purnia.
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                            Chandi Sharma
                            May 31, 2014 at 11:59 am
                            RSS is the mother of BJP and people know that RSS is a terrorist organization; Modi quoted that 45% of Muslims in Bihar’s urban areas were poor when compared to Gujarat’s 24%. In rural areas, he highlighted that the figures for Bihar stood at 38%, against 7% in Gujarat. The actual figure for Bihar was 33% instead of 38% as per the report. Perchance Mr. Modi knows this: New York Times quoted a government report to show that Gujarat Muslims were poorer than Muslims in India as a w in 2009 and 2010.
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                              Chandi Sharma
                              May 31, 2014 at 11:58 am
                              RSS is the mother of BJP and people know that RSS is a terrorist organization; RSS followers barring Hedgewar, occasionally and in the beginning also did not take part in freedom movement. Their main focus was countering the Muslim communalists and subjugating them, they were not against the British power as such. While hi family give us freedom from British.
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                                Chandi Sharma
                                May 31, 2014 at 11:59 am
                                RSS is the mother of BJP and people know that RSS is a terrorist organization; if Mr Modi are a real patriotic Indian nationalist, come to the Ramlila Ground, wear a skull cap that you have been denying to wear till now, apologize for your previous mistakes and make your views clear about hi, Indian national flag and our mother country India.
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                                  Chandi Sharma
                                  May 31, 2014 at 11:59 am
                                  RSS is the mother of BJP and people know that RSS is a terrorist organization; we need to understand that when BJP and company talk of nationalism, they are not talking of Indian Nationalism but Hindu nationalism, which is the not so hidden part of their political agenda. The present attacks on secular fabric of our polity are yet other ination attempts of Mahatma. So talking about the deeper causes of his murder will remain relevant till the attacks on secular democratic values of the country continue to hover on the nation.
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                                    Girish
                                    May 31, 2014 at 10:08 am
                                    well he's the Prime Minister now.What stops him from making tobacco production and more expensive?
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