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HOW TO BOOK SPECIAL TRAIN TICKETS ONLINE?


Hi guys, I welcome you again on my website and I bring one more blog related to the special train ticket booking online. This blog is very useful, so I request you to share this blog with your friends & family members. 

In this blog, I am going to share very useful tips that will help you with ticket booking. I assure if you follow these steps, you can easily book your special train tickets.

Book Special Train Tickets Online


To use these tips, first, you need to ensure two things
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➨Download the IRCTC App and create your login.

➨You should have good speed on the internet.

 
What are the Tips to be followed to book Special Train Tickets?

I would like to give you 4 tips that would help you in booking special train tickets online.

➨As you may know, the ticket booking of the special train starts at 8 a.m. so it is highly advisable to log in your irctc account around 7:57 am and wait there for 2~3 minutes.

➨Create your master list of all the passengers looking to travel on a special train.

➨While online booking tickets of the special train, IRCTC/the government is asking for some additional details related to your address such as house number, post office, pin code, city, state, etc. Keep these details handy with you when you are going to book tickets.

➨Payment processing is the most crucial step in special train ticket booking. I advise you to select multiple payment options and then select the Razorpay option. Copy your card number before login Irctc account and just paste. Remember your card expiry and CVV and fill quickly. You will get the OTP after filling all these details. Just enter your OTP and get your confirmed tickets.

 
What are the precautions to be followed while traveling in Special Train?

Here are some tips that you can follow while traveling via train, bus, or any other way. Please ensure to follow these steps to avoid the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

How to Book Special Train Tickets Online


➨Read all the government guidelines and follow them. Download Arogya Setu App

➨Use Mask to cover your nose & mouth. Also, use googles to cover your eyes.

➨Follow the rules of Social Distancing.

➨Carry hand wash and sanitizer with you and wash your hands frequently.

➨Carry food, water, & linen with you.

➨Stay at your seat and don’t travel inside the train without any reason.

➨Don’t gather near to the washroom. 

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WHAT IS THE THEME OF WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY 2020?


World No Tobacco Day 2020 Theme

World No Tobacco Day is the global event celebrated worldwide on 31st May. The prime objective of this day is to raise awareness among persons about the undesirable results of tobacco-related products.

Here in this blog, we are going to cover:

→What is the History of World No Tobacco Day?

→What is the Theme of World No Tobacco Day 2020?

→What is 1st hand, 2nd hand & 3rd Hand smoke?

→Why should I quit smoking?

→How the Tobacco industry attract Younger Generations

If you want to know more about World No Tobacco Day and the topics mentioned above, you can continue, else you can quit.

What is the History of World No Tobacco Day?

World No tobacco day was started in the year 1987 by the WHO members to spread awareness about the negative effects of the usage of Tobacco. Initially, they were planning to pass a resolution to create “World No Smoking Day” on 7th April, but later it was decided to start world no tobacco day on 31st May by linking the theme of all tobacco products together. 

World Health Organization has given importance to eight global public health campaign and world no tobacco day is one among them. The other seven global public health days are World Health Day, World Blood Donor Day, World Immunization Week, World Tuberculosis Day, World Malaria Day, World Hepatitis Day, and World AIDS Day. 

 
What is the Theme of World No Tobacco Day 2020?

As you are aware of, the celebration of World No Tobacco Day every year centric around a specific theme and slogan and the theme of 2020 World No Tobacco Day is “Protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use”. The purpose of this year’s theme is to encourage young people to take part in the fight against big tobacco.

World No Tobacco Day 2020 Theme

 How the Tobacco Industry Attract Younger Generations

➤Flavors appealing to children in smokeless tobacco, shisha, and e-cigarettes

➤Promotion of tobacco products and the distribution of free samples at popular events for young people.

➤Advertising and product placement on movies and tv-shows and through social media platforms with paid influencers.

What is 1st hand, 2nd hand & 3rd Hand smoke?

When I was researching World No Tobacco Theme 2020, I got to know about the different hand of smoke i.e. 1st hand, 2nd hand & 3rd Hand smoke.

1st Hand Smoke: The person who inhaled smoke is called first-hand smoke.

2nd Hand Smoke: Second-hand smoke is the combination of smoke that comes from a cigarette and smoke breathed out by a smoker. When a non-smoker is around someone smoking, they breathe in second-hand smoke. Generally, it is called passive smoking.

3rd hand Smoke: Thirdhand smoke is residual nicotine and other chemicals left on indoor surfaces by tobacco smoke. The residue is reacting with common indoor pollutants to create a toxic mix including cancer-causing compounds, posing a potential health hazard to non-smokers especially children.

 
Key facts on tobacco consumption

Here are some important facts & figures related to tobacco consumption.

➤There are 1.3 billion tobacco users worldwide. That number would be even larger if tobacco didn’t kill half of its users.

➤Tobacco kills more than 8 million people each year.

➤More than 7 million of those deaths are the result of direct tobacco use while around 1.2 million are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke.

➤Around 80% of the world's 1.1 billion smokers live in low- and middle-income countries.

➤Second-hand smoke is also injurious to health and responsible for serious cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, including coronary heart disease and lung cancer.

➤In public places, approximately 50% of the children breathe polluted air caused by tobacco.

➤As per the stats, approximately 60k~70K children die due to the 2nd hand smoke.

➤Second-hand smoke is responsible for premature deaths of more than 1.2 million every year.

➤Second-hand smoke increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome. It is also harmful to pregnant women as it causes pregnancy complications and low birth weight.

 
Why should I quit smoking?

2020 World No Tobacco Day Theme

There are numerous benefits if you quit smoking. Here we are listing some of them and these are enough to ensure after reading this blog, think twice before smoking.

➤It increases your life expectancy and decreases your risk of disease.

➤It improves your personal life, makes your health better, and improves your sense of taste and smell.

➤Children who stay in non-smoking families are less vulnerable to diseases in comparison to smoking families.

➤Tobacco smoke contains several types of cancer-causing agents and it is one of the major causes of lung & throat cancer.

➤The usage of tobacco-related products increases the level of blood sugar and leads to diabetes.

➤A person who smokes has high levels of carbon monoxide in their blood and their body always starving for oxygen.

➤Smoking makes your blood thicker and damages your blood vessels and leads to increase chances of risk of stroke and erectile dysfunction respectively. Tar from cigarettes coats your lungs, making them work harder.

➤Heart disease is another major cause of death and people who are used to smoke have greater chances of heart disease. One among five deaths from heart disease caused by smoking.

➤There is a higher chance of life-threatening ectopic pregnancy in smoking females and it is approximately 4 times in comparison of those women who never smoke.

➤After quitting smoking, you can also save money.

 
What government should do to discourage Tobacco Usage

Here are some initiatives government should take to encourage youths to avoid the usage of tobacco-related products.

➤Ban the use of flavorings attractive to youth in nicotine and tobacco products;

➤Enact comprehensive bans on advertising, promotion, and sponsorship of nicotine and tobacco products, including cross-border advertising;

➤Adopt large, graphic labels that warn about the health risks of nicotine and tobacco products;

➤Promote nicotine replacement therapies and non-nicotine pharmacotherapies for termination.

 
How to Control your Smoking Habits

➤Delay: Delay if you can before giving in to your need.

➤Deep breathing: Take 10 deep breaths to relax.

➤Drink water: Drinking water is a healthy alternative to sticking a cigarette in your mouth.

➤Do something else to distract yourself: Take a shower, read, go for a walk, listen to music!



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