Looks like Shahrukh Khan’s troubles just won’t go away. He has been summoned by a Jaipur court. In April, the King Khan was spotted smoking at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium, Jaipur during an IPL match between KKR and Rajasthan Royals.
We realise smoking is a personal choice but SRK surely knows he is a role model for millions across the country if not the globe and his every move is aped by them. It can’t really be that hard to not smoke for a four hour period. Smoking is the leading cause of cancerand other chronic diseases. 1 out of 3 cancer-related deaths are caused due to tobacco use. If SRK needs help quitting he could try various smoking cessation techniques like gums, lozenges, nicotine patches or electronic cigarettes.
Tobacco use is estimated to have caused nearly 120,000 deaths across India in 2010, according to research carried out by the Toronto-based Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR) in partnership with Mumbai’s Tata Memorial Hospital. Nearly 600,000 Indians die of cancer every year – over seven in 10 deaths (71 percent) takes place in the 30-69 age group, the most productive period of a person’s life, says the report published in the latest issue of the Lancet medical journal. The study points out that Kerala had among the highest age standardised cancer mortality rates per 100,000 for men in the 30-69 age group (158.5 for all cancers and 53.9 for tobacco-related cancers).