Dr Rajiv Desai

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NICOTINE ADDICTION

  NICOTINE ADDICTION: _ Mirror shows the harm caused by smoking. _ Prologue: On 3rd December 2007, I posted comments “Tobacco and Smoking cigarettes” on www.ourbollywood.com highlighting evil effects of tobacco smoking. I also stated “Cigarette and tobacco industries defend themselves for providing employment to thousands. You cannot earn livelihood by killing innocent people because then, you become criminals. Smoking cigarette is not a personal matter as passive smoking also kills innocent bystanders.”  Later on, I posted the same comments on my website but yet I see tobacco epidemic everywhere. So I decided to revisit the topic again in public interest. For long time, people did not realize that smoking was an addiction and that nicotine was the cause; in fact, cigarette smoking was widely perceived as a glamorous behavior. When your parents were young, people could buy cigarettes and smoke pretty much anywhere — even in hospitals! Ads for […]

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TOBACCO AND SMOKING

Tobacco and Smoking cigarettes:INDIAN EVIL : The world must be shocked to know that indian politicians and indian media are more in favour of tobacco lobby than anti-tobacco lobby. Indeed,India is a rogue state.This is the truth. If anybody from the rest of the world analyse my life,he/she will conclude that india is a rogue state. Smoking cigarettes is the commonest cause of preventable death in the world. One out of five americans die prematurely due to smoking. Everyday 2500 indians die due to smoking and tobacco. Cigarette and tobacco industries defend themselves for providing employement to thousands. You cannot earn livelihood by killing innocent people because then,you become criminals. Smoking cigarette is not a personal matter as passive smoking also kills innocent bystanders. If attempting suicide is an offence,then,smoking is also an offence as it kills the smoker. There should be a picture warning on cigarette packets stating that […]

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ALCOHOL

ALCOHOL: Today, I will discuss the most controversial topic for about 12000 years,namely, Alcohol.The alcohol is consumed by 80 % of people at some time in their lives. Alcohol or Ethanol or Ethyl Alcohol is defined as an organic compound composed of carbon,hydrogen and oxygen atoms with the molecular configuration as CH3CH2OH. I will not discuss other alcohols like methyl alcohol,propyl alcohol etc etc. The human beings have been consuming alcohol in various alcoholic beverages since 10000 year BC…. I wrote my thesis on alcohol in the year 1986 for my MD exam and concluded that the life-span of a heavy alcoholic is reduced by 12 years; and one out of six deaths in a government hospital is related to alcoholism.I was novice and naive then and the sample size of my study was limited. Whisky is a short form of usquebaugh where uisce means water and bethad means of […]

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