About the Book
Nobody knows why Dinosaurs became extinct? A joke says they started smoking. It is the causal entity for most diseases. Most people start smoking by way of fashion before it becomes a habit. This explains why role models should not make a public display of their habits that have dangerous consequences for the health of the youth. Once addiction develops, it becomes extremely difficult to quit. People then do not mind even being pushed away from no-smoking areas whenever their urge to be deviant gets the better of them.
Knowing the way smoking interacts with our body and the adverse impact it produces will perhaps help even the diehard advocates of individual freedom to get rid of this scourge. This is all the more necessary since the public space for smokers is shrinking day by day as the society is becoming more conscious.
Dr Jindal’s book is based on findings backed by research. He makes a brilliant analysis of the problem and suggests measures to quit. Coming from a specialist in chest and lung diseases, this book aims to touch a chord with those who want to quit but fail every time like Mark Twain.
About the Author
Dr Surinder K Jindal, a Professor and Chief of the Department of Pulmonary Medicine at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, is a renowned chest physician, educationist, medical teacher and research scientist. He is the chief-editor of two professional chest journals and a member of the editorial board of several others. He is also the author of Oxygen Therapy, a reference book.
Engaged in research and education on tobacco and lung diseases for over three decades, he was awarded by the international Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases Paris in 1994 for his immense contribution in the field. He was honoured with the ‘Governor’s Community Service Award’ for his educational programmes for the public, and commended for the End of Life Care activities by the American Chest Foundation and the American College of Chest Physicians.
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