New Delhi, Sep 29: Urging all to build a healthy India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked everyone to quit the noxious addiction, including consumption of tobacco and e-cigarette.
During his monthly radio address to nation through 'Mann ki Baat', the Prime Minister said, 'I urge all of you to quit the addiction to tobacco and do not harbour any misconceptions about e-cigarettes. Come, let us all build a healthy India.'
Speaking about e-cigarette, he said, 'There is little awareness among people about e-cigarette. They are completely unaware of its danger and for this reason, sometimes e-cigarettes sneak into the house, out of sheer curiosity.'
Recently, the government had banned all forms of e-cigarette across the country.
Elaborating its impact on health and link to diseases, the Prime Minister said, 'Everyone knows that. Tobacco intoxication occurs due to the nicotine presence in it. Brain development is hampered by its consumption during adolescence. But today, I want to have a discourse with you on a new topic.
'We all know that addiction to tobacco is very harmful for health and it becomes very difficult to quit it. People who consume tobacco, are vulnerable to high risk diseases like cancer, diabetes and blood pressure,' Mr Modi said.
He also conveyed his wishes for the coming festive season and said that 'nari shakti' should be celebrated during this time.
Mr Modi said daughters should be felicitated during festivals and encouraged people to make festivals more 'inclusive'.(UNI)