Smokers cough: Every year, on 31 may WHO marks “World No Tobacco Day” highlighted the health and other risks associated with tobacco use. Worldwide, tobacco use causes nearly 6 million deaths per year, and current trends show that tobacco use will cause more than 8 million deaths annually by 2030. According to the WHO, 12% of the world smokers are Indian, and due to this reason more than 1 million die each year due to tobacco in India. People who smoke often develop a cough.Persistent cough, lasting for more than 3 weeks, is known as smoker's cough. The symptoms include sore throat and chest pain.
Health Consequences of Tobacco Use and Second hand Smoke Exposure: Smoking leads to disease and disability and harms nearly every organ of the body. Decades of research have conclusively established that tobacco use, and in particular cigarette smoking, causes numerous serious illnesses, including chronic respiratory diseases (e.g., asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), cancers of the trachea, bronchus and lung, esophagus, oropharynx, larynx, stomach, liver, pancreas, kidney and ureter, cervix, bladder, colon/rectum, as well as acute myeloid leukemia; cardiovascular disease (e.g., ischemic heart and cerebrovascular diseases); and stroke.
Alternative Treatment of Smokers cough - Although all forms of cessation treatments examined were an effective method for quitting smoking altogether; it will lower the risk for smoking related disease and can add years to life. Yet for continuing case of treatment always use herbal medicine as a part of overall treatment plan. Literature suggest medicinal plant viz., Viola odorata, Solanum xanthocarpum, Onosma bracteatum, Cordia dichotama, Glycyrrhiza glabra, Adhatoda vasica, Ocimum sanctum, Zizyphus sativa, Achyranthes aspera, Terminalia chebula, Hyssopus officinalis, Pistacia integerrima, Terminalia belerica, Alpinia galanga, Adiantum lunulatum, Piper cubeba, Piper longum, Zingiber officinalis, Linum usitatissimum, Ficus carica, Malva sylvestris, Inula racemosa, Abies bebiana, Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Cinnamomum tamala, Vitis vinifera, Tinospora cordifolia, Piper nigrum, Nigella sativa, Althoea officinalis, Emblica officinalis, Myrica nagi are safe and effective herbs thatcombat Smoker’s cough (Viola odorata (Gul Banafsha) relief cough by increasing cilliary movements ) and in respiratory tract infection of viral origin, chronic bronchitis, childhood bronchitis, recurrent sore throat, pharyngitis, laryngitis etc. These herbs have been shown to work within the context of conventional therapy. Treatment with herbs reduced the symptoms of smoking cough like crackling sound when breathing, chest pain, shortness of breath, sore throat. The benefits of these herbs are to make the thick and tenacious secretion thin and help in the dilation of alveoli’s and bronchi thus helping in expectoration, soothing the respiratory system and are useful in relieving coughs. Jufex Forte is safe formulation for smoker’s contains extracts of scientifically proven mix of quality herbs, providing potent action to strengthen respiratory functions