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3 ways to quit tobacco on this World No Tobacco Day

Tobacco day message from Slonkit

Tobacco is one of the biggest reason for deaths worldwide. One in 10 people die every day and one in 4 die every day in India. “Despite more than half a century of unequivocal evidence of the harmful effects of tobacco on health, today, one in every four men in the world is a daily smoker, “said senior author Dr Emmanuela Gakidou, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, USA. “Smoking remains the second largest risk factor for early death and disability, and so to further reduce its impact we must intensify tobacco control to further reduce smoking prevalence and attributable burden. “

World No tobacco Day Message by slonkit

According to the government of India, 5,500 youth start tobacco every day. 35% of adults consume some form or the other. 25% of females use tobacco before the age of 15. There are numerous ways to quit tobacco, every method may vary a little and the success factor will be dependent on several factors like an individual’s commitment, how determined she/he is to quit and what is the amount of willpower. These and many other personal factors determine the success rate for each individual.

This World No Tobacco Day we would like to take up this initiative to help youngsters and all alike in their battle towards quitting consumption of all of tobacco.

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Here are 3 ways you can help your friends or yourself to quit tobacco: –

  1. Nicotine Replacement Chip

World No Tobacco Day message by Slonkit

Most people get into nicotine therapy. This therapy would involve applying nicotine patches, nicotine lozenges or some other form of nicotine therapy. This would ensure reducing the amount of nicotine in your body. This would enable your body to get used to finally get rid of the nicotine from your body slowly. Also, this would help you to feel the effects of nicotine on your body so you won’t be suffering from strong withdrawal effects. Nicotine therapy mostly works the best for the largest number of people.

2. Avoid triggers

World No Tobacco Day message by Slonkit

In most situations, there are certain triggers that cause cravings in people to smoke or enjoy your tobacco punch. For most people, that trigger is the most stressful situation to control. For other, there may be a fixed time, place and people with whom they smoke or have tobacco, pipe, cigar etc.

As you move towards quitting tobacco, these triggers become stronger and create more cravings. To ensure you live a tobacco free life, make sure you control your mind and so that you may not activate these cravings. Experts advise to divert your mind, be strong and determined during such tough times.

3. Slowly but surely

World No Tobacco Day Message by Slonkit

Another method popularly used is by slowly cutting down on tobacco consumption. This is the perfect solutions for heavy or chain smokers who are really deep in this habit. You can start to cut back on your tobacco usage day by day and week to week.

Take yourself from 2 packet to 1 or from 10 cigarettes a day to 1 and finally quit. This will help you to control the amount of nicotine and help you to resist your cravings.

Every method mentioned here have its pros and cons. These ideas may work for some or everybody, it all depends upon person to person. Someone may quit in a week, someone might do it in a month. Key thing to remember is not to get discouraged and frustrated. Keep your will power strong and be consistent in your effort to achieve success. Quitting tobacco is a personal decision and everyone must find their own best way to do so.

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Be a part of the digital revolution, Make your campus digital!

Digital Campus - Slonkit

Slonkit, is the first-of-its-kind money management app linked to a physical VISA card that enables today’s educational institutions to embark on the journey of creating a digital and cashless campus. The platform aims to change the way colleges converse about money and how they handle their payments and communicate with their students and internal facility managers, such as librarians, custodians of labs and gymnasiums etc.

We provide a VISA powered Prepaid Card with RFID integrated capabilities and a state-of-the-art backend technology platform which can empower educational institutions to build integrated cashless ecosystems.

Your college can benefit from Slonkit in the following ways:-

RFID and Prepaid Card - Slonkit

  1. RFID cum reloadable prepaid card

Slonkit card can be used for tracking attendance of students using its RFID features. This card can also act as the Student ID/Institution ID card as it will bear the student’s name, admission number, photograph and the college logo. The student can also add money on to the card and use it at merchant outlets anywhere in India as well as online.

COSMOS our payment dashboard - Slonkit

2. COSMOS

We, at Slonkit, work towards making your life simpler. We provide Slonkit Cashless Campus Management dashboard to your college. With this web application, you can seamlessly collect payments, communicate with students, view usage of in-campus facilities such as library, stationery shop etc. using one dashboard. This financial-management platform can be customized as per your college requirements.  This dashboard will give you one-stop access to data and insights and act as a reach-out medium, thereby bringing in seamless administration and management of activities in the institution.
Payment fulfillment and notifications

 

3. Payment fulfillment and notifications:

You don’t have to run behind students anymore or keep chasing them for their outstanding payments.   We provide a complete payment fulfillment and notification platform within COSMOS. The administrators of the college, or any assigned authority, can use COSMOS to send a fee payment notification to students. This notification comes into their Slonkit app with the option to Pay. With the click of a button, the student can pay her/his fee directly thereafter from the Slonkit app. This works well for the students as they do not have to stand in long queues and for the administration of the college as they do not have to manage cash, print receipts etc. Payments as well as record of payments is totally digitalized.

As India goes digital and cashless, it is the apt time for your reputed educational institution to go digital and add a very important feather to its glorious cap.

Slonkit would love to partner with you in this journey of creating a cashless and digital educational campus for you. Please drop a line at slonkit4u@slonkit.com for our representatives to get in touch with you and demonstrate how we “Digitalize educational institutions”.

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Let’s remonetize India with cashless campus!

Let’s remonetize India with cashless campus! Remonetization means the return of currency or valuable metal for trading like silver or gold, or coins or bank notes that were not previously used as money. Remonetization might be used by a country that has suffered from an extreme bout of inflation and currency devaluation in order to restore a means of exchange within its economy.

As the nation marches towards remonetisation, it’s time we take a leap forward by contributing towards this movement by enabling colleges and universities with digital cashless payment systems. We at Slonkit help you to lay emphasis on online transactions by providing convenience and tangible benefits to your organization as well as students.

Slonkit is India’s first money management app linked to an RFID enabled re-loadable prepaid VISA card. It can facilitate all transactions at various touch points inside the campus and can double up as the institution ID card for the students. To incentivise the move towards a cashless campus we have come up with a dash of discounts and offers on digital transactions.

Some more benefits of going cashless are as follows:-

  1. Multiple uses for payment on/off campus

Slonkit card can be used by your students and institution employees for all kind of payments like fees, miscellaneous expenses, library charges, canteen charges etc. For eg, Student A wants to pay for the canteen, the parent can load money on her/his Slonkit card, the student must only go and swipe his/her card at the canteen for the food her/his ordered. They don’t need to carry any cash with them. Similarly, the student A can use the same card to pay his/her library fees or term fees at the college payment counter.

  1. VISA branded card for each student

I am sure we all agree that having your own personalised card with your photograph that can be used at multiple outlets across India for payments within and outside your college campus is kind of cool! We provide a personalised VISA branded card for each student and faculty of your campus. The best part about Slonkit VISA card is that it is not connected to any bank. It’s a prepaid Visa card so you can also load money to your card from an e-wallet and simply start using your card to make payments.

  1. Offers and discounts

We want youngsters to learn and become financially responsible. Our motto is to create a financially prudent generation who know their finances well and can manage it effectively. For this, we have offers and discounts on our mobile app which when availed can help educate to save money effectively.

  1. Slonkit features

The Slonkit is a mobile application that provides as array of features for communicating with your students. It’s a unified tool for communication with your students and merchants. We also provide some more features on your dashboard to manage your payments, online alerts, notifications, attendance tracking, etc through a system built exclusively for colleges/students.

The web interface named COSMOS parents and children have their own versions of the app. Slonkit is one such a card that would fetch you great offers and discounts at the same time teach youngsters and teenagers financial responsibility as well. It is aimed at creating a younger generation to be financially smart and it is also the only VISA powered prepaid card with your own name on it. A parent and child can register and order a Slonkit card and keep track of expenses, create budgets, avail discounts and offers through the Slonkit mobile app. Slonkit is a one of its kind prepaid card and can be availed as early at the young age of 10 years and above. The children get a reloadable prepaid card, which they can use to make transactions at online and offline outlets.