Quitting smoking, Tobacco, eating gutkhas and khainis is considered to be one of the toughest tasks if you ask any of your colleagues, friends, or relatives.
However, if you show them the stats we are going to discuss below are gonna blow the brains and might help someone you love quit or at least bring them to the brink of leaving it. Before we are jumping to stats and the data, we will go through basic statistics involving the consumption of tobacco in India.
According to the recent data, India is considered to home 12% of the worlds tobacco consumers in various forms amounting to 13.2 million.
Infact India is one of the largest exporters of tobacco [both manufactured and unmanufactured] worth 61 billion. According to the recent GATS report 35% Adults, men beat women by an handsome average and that is increasing everyday.
Every one person among the next 10 is a tobacco consumer and can be any one of us or our loved ones.
Now to the points you would like to see and share:
On an average a person smokes or chews 7-8 tobacco units per day. That should amount to anywhere around 30-50 inr/day and even more in several cases. This amounts 900- 1500 inr per month. We are talking about 11000 – 18000 inr per year. Any good mutual fund beating the inflation could return 8% until retirement.
If any youngster starts investing in his tobacsfund [tobacco saving fund] from the age of 25 by the time he is retiring at 60 he is sitting on a maximum corpus of ₹ 34.41 Lac with an investment of ₹ 6.3 Lac.
That is 5.5x returns over the years. Also depends on the quality of cigarette he/she smokes. Sounds gigantic? Yes it is indeed.
There are many alternatives to smoking and chewing tobacco and can be easily replace your current habit, all it needs is a motivated human to start.
1.Nicotine chewing gums: Beats the urge to smoke physiologically.
2.Nicotine Patches: Helps in withdrawal symptoms.
3.Nicotine replacement theory: Talk to your physician and prescriptions with nasal spray or inhaler should do the job.
4.Those who chew tobacco, flavoured betel nuts or a pan without tobacco would do the job.
We have taken just an example and You need to think how much money you are wasting every year and Stop it right now to save your health and Money.
Credits: Abdul Basir
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