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Dr. MK Das, Dr. J Shiv Kumar,Dr. Amal K Banerjee: Smoking: A Deadly Addiction

Here’s why smoking is bad and the devices you need to quit the deadly habit.
Dr.H.K.Chopra with Dr.M.K.Das, Dr.J Shiv Kumar and Dr.Amal banerjee
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Dr. MK Das

Consultant Cardiologist

Calcutta Medical Research Institution, Kolkata

Dr. J Shiv Kumar

Senior Cardiologist

Apollo Hospital, Secunderabad

Dr. Amal K Banerjee

Senior Interventional Cardiologist

Fortis Hospital, Kolkata

Sore throat, bronchial asthma, cancers and peptic ulcers are too big to be simply termed as ‘side effects’ of something, but with smoking, the list only begins with that, says Dr. M.K Das, General Secretary CSI, in a conversation with Dr. HK Chopra, President CSI (Cardiology Society of India). “Hypertension, coronary artery disease and peripheral vascular disease are some of the more lethal consequences.” “For those who are motivated enough to quit, drugs like Bupropion, drops and electronic cigarettes along with anti-smoking behavioural therapies should do the trick.” For blood pressure control, doctors say it is advisable to give non-pharma methods a three month window to work wonders but if BP remains uncontrollable, use of drugs may be necessary. “Especially when BP(systolic) is less than 160 mmHg, restricting intake of salt to 4g and regular exercise with special focus on losing weight for the obese can work,” says Dr Amal Banerjee, former President CSI. In a parallel conversation, “CSI takes pride in hitting a world record with 1.8 lakh being the largest number of people ever surveyed for hypertension in a day,” says Dr. Shiv Kumar, Chairman of an upcoming NIC (National Interventional Council) meet. “Finding the average blood pressure of metropolitan cities is CSI’s new approach to tackle hypertension.”

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Dr.HK Chopra Panel: Dr Amal Banerjee, Dr.Satyendra Tewari, Dr. Jagat Narula and Dr.RR Kasliwal

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Dr.HK Chopra

Best Selling Author - STEMI,Chairman, CSI National Affairs,Past President (2015)

Dr. Amal Banerjee


CSI International Affairs

Dr. Satyendra Tewari

Sr. Prof. Dept. of Cardiology

SGPGI, Lucknow

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