HCG – The Specialist In Cancer Care, on World No Tobacco Day formed the largest model of Human Lung in IndiaJune 2nd, 2012
On World No Tobacco Day on Thursday, the city-based cancer care hospital Health Care Global Enterprises (HCG) displayed a giant model of human lungs (one healthy and other tobacco abused) at a city mall to create awareness about the ill-effects of smoking. Measuring 8.5 ft in length with 10 ft in width and made of thermocol, it is the largest such model in India. It will feature in the 2013 edition of the Limca Book of Records, an HCG release said.
Citing WHO reports, HCG director Dinesh Madhavan said that in India, 11 per 100,000 males and 3 per 100,000 females are diagnosed with lung cancer.
“There has been a drastic increase in cancers of the lung, head and neck, due to increased consumption of tobacco. By creating the largest structure of a healthy and a tobacco abused lung, we are trying to educate the public on harmful effects of tobacco. We are joined in this educative drive by corporate firms and other medical establishments,” Madhavan said.
Dr Ashok Shenoy, consultant, head and neck surgeon, HCG, said, “An Anti-tobacco Act must be enforced strongly. Awareness should be created among the impressionable age of 13, where 60% of them would have tried tobacco products at least once.”
Expressing concern over increase in the incidences of various types of cancers, he said, “It’s time to get our act together and encourage the ban of tobacco products in the state by awareness, education, and legislation.”