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NGOs meet Jamshedpur SSP to demand complete ban on sale of narcotic drugs

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Jamshedpur, June 8 : Concerned over rising trend of consuming drugs among youngsters, members of NGOs Jamshedpur Youths Cub and Tigers’ Club located in Mango and Kadma respectively, met the senior SP, Anoop Birtharay.They said that various narcotic drugs are being sold clandestinely through medical stores across the city.

“A delegation of two local NGOs had met me with a request to extend co-operation in taking action against the medical shop owners who are selling narcotic drugs.  I told them that the police are already making all efforts to detect narcotic drugs like marijuana and opium. I have assured them of full co-operation to conduct raids at any medical store involved in selling drugs,” said Birtharay.

The senior SP said that the step that the two NGOs have taken is commendable, but they should also focus on creating awareness against the consumption of drugs.

Revealing about the step, Raj Mishra, president of Jamshedpur Youth Club said that the drugs like N-10 beside cough syrup Corex and adhesive Dendrite are sold in the markets.

The members also spoke the negative impact that tobacco has on people�s lung health, from cancer to chronic respiratory disease, the fundamental role lungs play for the health and well-being of all people. He noted that a major risk factor of these respiratory diseases is tobacco use. Aside from the tremendous amount of deaths caused by tobacco use, there is also a tremendous amount of suffering caused by respiratory illness. They can result in persistent cough, difficulty in breathing and negatively impact the quality of life in people of all ages in all religions of the globe.

Moreover, smoking is the primary cause for lung cancer. Second-hand smoke exposure at home or in the work place also increases risk of lung cancer. Moreover, smoking is the leading cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a condition where the build-up of pus-filled mucus in the lungs results in a painful cough and agonising breathing difficulties. The risk of developing COPD is particularly high among individuals who start smoking at a young age, as tobacco smoke significantly slows lung development. Tobacco also  exacerbates asthma, which restricts activity and contributes to disability

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