Keyword : Tobacco

High time smokeless tobacco was banned

On August 1, the movement for banning chewing tobacco in India saw a turn in its favour. The Food Safety and Standards Authority (FSSA), a statutory body under the health ministry to handle food re

Smoking is declining, says WHO report

Non-smoking is the new trend worldwide. Going by the new data released by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the number of non-smokers is increasing all over the world. The

Bloomberg and Gates fund anti-tobacco fight

Smoking may cause 1 billion deaths this century while it claimed 10 million people in the last century.  In the backdrop of such ominous facts, a $4million fund to help governments fight legal

Is BJP MP aware of killer facts about tobacco consumption in India?

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Dilip Gandhi has made a loaded statement that no Indian studies link tobacco to cancer. The MP in his capacity as chairman of the Lok Sabha’s committee of subo

Tobacco controversy: PM Modi seeks report from health ministry

Signaling the rethink over the tobacco panel that suggested cessation of pictorial warning on tobacco products, prime minister Narendra Modi has asked health minister JP Nadda to appoint a high-lev

Tobacco kills: One person in 32 seconds

It took nearly 15 minutes to write this story and as many minutes for tobacco to kill 30 people. Tobacco kills one person in 32 seconds. The real time data records over 23,200 tobacc

World No Tobacco Day: Pictorial warning, a picture worth a thousand lives

After a new health minister, a court case, a contempt plea against the health secretary and a full year of deliberations on the harmful effects of tobacco in all forms by the parliamentary Committe

No pan masala, gutkha in Delhi for a year

The Delhi government has banned all forms of chewable tobacco, including gutkha, pan masala, khaini and zarda. The sale, purchase and storage of all forms of chewable tobacco have b

India loses 1.6% GDP to nicotine addiction

Health ministry is in favour of imposing deterrent taxes on tobacco industry to end the growing nicotine addiction among Indians. Stating this, director general of health Dr Jagdish Prasad,

Exposure to tobacco, alcohol, unhealthy diet cause non communicable diseases

The four main non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes and cancers – are caused primarily by exposure to tobacco, harmfu

All you need to know about COP7

The seventh session of the Conference of the Parties (COP7) began near Delhi on Monday. It is the first occasion that a COP meeting is being held in India. COP7, being held from Nove

Film, TV industry not following anti-tobacco rules: study

A report by the ministry of health and family welfare titled ‘Evaluation of Tobacco Free Film and Television Policy in India’ has revealed a number of lapses in implementation of the

PHFI denies lobbying with parliamentarians on tobacco control policy

 Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) has denied lobbying with the media and parliamentarians for tobacco control policy, a reason cited by the ministry of home affairs for revoking its Fo

“How can an insurance firm promote death?”

Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi, a head and neck cancer surgeon at the Tata Memorial hospital in Mumbai, is a leading anti-tobacco activist. He joined hands with Sumitra Hooda Pednekar and others to file

Tobacco users reduced by 81 lakhs: Nadda

 Tobacco users have gone down by 81 lakhs and youth consuming tobacco has also seen a marked decrease, said union health minister JP Nadda at the National Consultation on Accelerating Implemen

Deadly smoke signals

There are a zillion secret reasons why people start on the one habit that has not even a single benefit, worsens their health from the very first day, uglifies their teeth and makes them smell unbe

The lady fights baccy

It’s a question that needed asking. Is it kosher for a state (or a state-run enterprise) to invest in profitable tobacco companies when it professes an anti-tobacco stance, educates people ag

Light at the end of the tunnel

Tobacco is a major preventable cause of death and disease globally. It is a threat to development, environment, society and economy. Many countries have strengthened their tobacco control legislati

The Tobacco War

Tobacco companies are not known to be the fairest of fighters in market battles. But Philip Morris International (PMI) seems to have gone to extremes in its grand strategy to sweep the Indian marke

Yashwant Sinha on reforms, the tobacco war and, making cloud industry-friendly

Last year the nation marked the 25th anniversary of the launch of economic liberalisation. Back in those tumultuous days, Yashwant Sinha was an important part of the dramatis personae involved in

Only licenced shops to sell tobacco products

 Tobacco products will now be sold through shops that hold a licence. Ministry of health and family welfare has separated the sale of tobacco products from shops that sell non- tobac

Implement ban on gutka, pan masala: FSSAI

 Food Safety Standards  Authority of India (FSSAI) has sought implementation of the ban on manufacture, sale and distribution of gutka and pan masala with tobacco and nicotine.

Decline in tobacco consumption in Maharashtra: Survey

 Tobacco use among adults has come down in Maharashtra, showed the findings of the latest Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS2) . As compared to earlier report of GATS1 (2009-2010), th

Quit, or patch up!

Should  e-cigarettes, nicotine patches, other nicotine-replacement therapies, and heat-not-burn (HNB) tobacco products be encouraged? Are they less harmful than smoking and traditional ways

6 percent reduction in tobacco use in India: GATS 2

Tobacco consumption in India has decreased by 6 percent among the adult population. As per the latest GATS 2 (Global Adult Tobacco Survey), tobacco consumption among adults aged 15 and above has co



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