Counseling Helps 39% Callers Stop Tobacco Use

Bharat Mahan

At least 39% of the total number of people, who called the government’s National quit-line services, quit smoking or chewing tobacco after they received telephonic counselling four times, reveals data released by Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute (VPCI). The data on the tobacco cessation programme also reveals that the maximum number of people who sought help from the quitline belonged to the private sector.

The tobacco cessation programme — financially supported by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare — was launched in May 2016 and follows World Health Organisation protocols.

Read more of this in a report by Kaunain Sheriff M published in The Indian Express...

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