BANGALORE: A number of programmes were organised to mark the World No Tobacco Day in the city on Thursday.
HCG Hospital formed the largest model of human lung in India to create awareness on the ill effects of smoking. This feat has been recognised by Limca Book of Records and will be featured in 2013 edition. The measurement of the lung was 8.5 feet in height and 10 feet in width. The structure of the lung showed a healthy lung on one side and a smoker’s lung on the other. It was formed with Thermocol.
Statistics suggest that lung cancer is the leading cancer in men in Bangalore, with incidence of 10.7 per 100,000 men.
The Lalit Ashok hotel observed the World No Tobacco Day on the lines of the well known proverb ‘Before healing others, heal yourself’. the initiative was aimed to educate the hotel staff on the ill effects of tobacco. The awareness session witnessed employees pledging to quit smoking. The staff also requested guests to avoid smoking on the hotel premises, including the smoking zone.