Drugs, Drinks and Smoke: Effects on Body Physiology that everyone should know

Prof. Shaista Bano (Author)

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Author: Prof. Shaista Bano

Languages: English

Number Of Pages: 92

Binding: Paperback

Package Dimensions: 9.0 x 6.0 x 0.8 inches

Release Date: 01-12-2019

Details: Health has a direct bearing on human life and on the survival of mankind. Health is a precious gift from the Creator of the universe. Alcohol consumption creates many health problems related to Liver, Kidney and Gastrointestinal system. It is one of the most dangerous substances and linked to crimes like rape, murder, suicide, family violence and accidents. Drinking is strictly prohibited in Islam and has been termed Ummul Khabais (the mother of evils) in the Prophetic traditions. Long term Cigarette, Cigar and Pipe smoking is contributory to development of Cancer and Cardiorespiratory diseases. About six million people die due to smoking related diseases every year the World over which includes more than eight lakh Indians. The target of Psycho-active drugs is the brain. For example, LSD produces disorganisation of thought processes temporarily, while being high on Marijuana impairs the complex psychomotor skill (necessary for driving). Drug dependence is basically a social and public health issue and it has psycho-social, medical, economical and legal implications. The public health expenditure in our country is abysmally low and patients bear the brunt of high treatment cost. Therefore the impact of drug abuse is not confined to the consumer alone. More investment is required on education and public health issues by the Government and Social organisations. Healthcare should therefore, be prioritised over economy. Shaista Bano was Professor of Chemistry at Women's College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. She served as it's Principal from Feb. 1997 to June 2001. A University Medalist (graduation & post graduation) and a teaching career spanning over three decades, Prof Bano used to actively pursue the cause of community welfare through education and social support to the underprivileged. She was an avid reader with a keen interest in environmental pollution studies. She occasionally contributed articles to magazines and newspapers. She authored two books on