June 12

ACI Cumballa Hill Hospital, Asian Cancer Foundation, Hopscotch Health introduce solution to beat tobacco addiction

first_img WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” ACI Cumballa Hill Hospital and Asian Cancer FoundationHopscotch Healthtobacco addictionTobacco Minus Share By EH News Bureau on February 4, 2020 Related Posts The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Mumbai-based ACI Cumballa Hill Hospital and Asian Cancer Foundation has joined hands with health tech startup Hopscotch Health to design a structured programme called ‘Tobacco Minus’, for tobacco users for over a period of six months. The tailor-made programme consists of monitoring via a smartphone app, consultations, and counseling sessions.Dr Ramakant Deshpande, Onco Surgeon and Chairman, Asian Cancer Institute, highlighted, “According to the World Health Organization, (WHO), tobacco kills more than eight million people each year. Over seven million deaths are a result of direct consumption, whereas 1.2 million is the result of passive smoking. It is the need of the hour to help people overcome tobacco addiction via cessation programmes. Tobacco dependency invites a plethora of health problems such as lung and oral cancer, tooth and gum diseases, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), asthma, heart disease, oral infections, bronchitis and even gastrointestinal issues.”He added, “The ‘Tobacco Minus’ programme will make it easy for doctors and counsellors to keep track of the health of the patients. Stopping nicotine usage can cause withdrawal symptoms and that can also be managed through this programme.”Varun Deshpande, Director, Hopscotch Health, said, “The ‘Tobacco Minus’ programme is a six-week quit plan, that will guide a tobacco user towards quitting tobacco through in-person consultations with psycho-oncologist and a smartphone app that monitors the user’s craving and moods. The app can perform daily check-ins, provide daily inspiration or information on coping strategies and request information from the user to personalise their experience further. The user can notify the app if they’re feeling a craving, in order to receive a mitigation strategy based on established coping strategies.”“The app has been designed using insights from the forefront of behaviour change and technology development. It is a testament to the power of technology to help people lead healthy lives, more effortlessly. We’re proud to partner with ACI Cumballa Hill Hospital to reduce the burden of tobacco-related deaths, and improve the quality of life of patients,” concluded Deshpande. Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Read Article Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” News ACI Cumballa Hill Hospital, Asian Cancer Foundation, Hopscotch Health introduce solution to beat tobacco addiction The ‘Tobacco Minus’ is a one-of-its-kind programme that will guide patients to quit tobacco with the help of a smartphone application Comments (0) Add Commentlast_img

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