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Quit Karona - A World No Tobacco Day Campaign By Nicotex - Quit Smoking To Fight Coronavirus - COVID-19

About The Campaign

About The Campaign

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), smokers are likely to be more vulnerable to COVID-19 as the act of smoking means that fingers (and possibly contaminated cigarettes) are in contact with lips which increases the possibility of transmission of the virus from hand to mouth. Smokers may also already have lung disease or reduced lung capacity which would greatly increase the risk of serious illness. Conditions that increase oxygen needs or reduce the ability of the body to use it properly will put patients at higher risk of serious lung conditions such as pneumonia. (Reference Source: WHO)

A matter of grave concern is that there are more than 1.3 million deaths every year in India due to tobacco-related health issues, according to the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) done by World Health Organization (WHO) mention year. Of them, 1 million deaths can be attributed to smoking and the rest to the use of smokeless tobacco products. Nearly 267 million, or 29 per cent Indians aged 15 and above, currently use tobacco in some form. (Source: Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2016-17)

Therefore, there has never been a better time to quit smoking. Nicotex, a brand committed towards helping people give up smoking, aims to educate smokers about their high vulnerable to COVID-19 and inspire them to quit smoking. World No Tobacco Day, celebrated on May 31 every year, provides a perfect opportunity to start your journey towards a smoke-free life.

#QuitKarona is an initiative in that direction. The campaign aims to highlight how apart from all its other ill-effects, smoking can reduce a person's ability to fight COVID-19, which can prove to be fatal in the current pandemic.


  • Neha Sharma
    I stopped smoking because I finally understood the disadvantages. I wanted to lower my chances of getting lung cancer, heart diseases and other conditions. But quitting smoking was very hard for me. So, I started Nicotex Therapy and I have Nicotex Mint Plus flavour, which I take 4-6 times a day and it has literally helped me. I now don’t have smoking cravings and I feel very good. Neha Sharma
  • Himanshu Bhardwaj
    My steps to quit smoking - I am exercising everyday for 30 minutes. I am meditating at home everyday for 30 minutes. I am eating more fruits and vegetables, I am spending time with my family and lastly, I have thrown away all my cigarettes, ashtrays, lighters, out of my house.Himanshu Bhardwaj
  • Shubham Shukla
    This quarantine has helped me a lot in reducing my cigarettes uptake and I can’t even go out if I want to. I have tried so many times to stop smoking but I have failed because it is so easily available. But now I am in my house due to lockdown and with my family, seeing their faces everyday, encourages me to quit smoking for once and all. Shubham Shukla
  • Sunita Katyal
    Smoking cigarettes can cause distress on lungs and coronavirus as a disease also affects the lungs. So, I really want to keep my lungs healthy as then I can fight any infection and that’s the reason now I am staying away from smoking. Sunita Katyal
  • Vineet Sonkar
    I wanted to quit smoking but nothing helped me ever. My lung function had gone far below the normal range and of course the immunity was compromised. I was planning to quit smoking already and then a country-wide lockdown took place and guess what, I have not smoked a single cigarette ever since the lockdown was announced.Vineet Sonkar
  • Pooja Kanswal
    In my family, my father-in-law used to smoke a lot. As family members, we try convincing him so many times, but he always said no and added that he is addicted to it. Then one day, someone suggested us to make him try Nicotex therapy and we did. It had an amazing effect, he started smoking very less. And then the lockdown took place and as he cannot go out, he has ever since not smoked for a single time. Pooja Kanswal


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