Sunday, May 12, 2013
No to Tobacco..... Cancer Prevention .... Part of Palliation
It was on 24th March 2013 that we could make yet another man Mr. Pandey to leave his tobacco chewing habit permanently. He rides Cycle Rikshaw in Rithala/Rohini West Metro Station and our brief stint with him was during our Palliative Home care visit to a Cancer Patient in Rohini. The slightly grey haired Pandey straining to pedal his rikshaw and having intermittent cough made us think and to use our regular trick of asking for tobacco from him. As expected, he was very happily took out his pouch and offered us the tobacco, but seldom understanding that after 5 minutes he will have to permanently snap the age old relationship with it.
Thanks to great God, our mission accomplished when he torn, thrown down the tobacco along with its plastic container and trampled on it pledging not to use it ever again in his life holding his sacred Janeu (holy thread worn by the Hindu Brahmins) as witness to the pledge he took before us.
Gen. Secretary, DNipCare