Maha: School students to take ‘no tobacco’ oath

School children are addicted to tobacco products. This shocking information has been revealed in many surveys. So, to make the school premises tobacco-free and help the children to stay away from tobacco, students will take an oath against tobacco consumption, in the municipal school in Mumbai and across Maharashtra

Maha: School students to take ‘no tobacco’ oathAll the school students and teachers in Maharashtra will come together and take an oath against tobacco consumption. The campaign has been implemented under the leadership of Vinod Tawde, the state education minister in association with Salaam Bombay Foundation. The motto of the campaign which will be carried out in the municipal schools in Mumbai […]

Chapter on tobacco control to be a part of CBSE syllabus?

It is a known fact that tobacco consumption is harmful for health. In order to curb people from having tobacco, the additional director (Health), Tobacco Control Department in Delhi, has written three letters already asking the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) to include a chapter regarding tobacco control in CBSE schools to create awareness among children

Chapter on tobacco control to be a part of CBSE syllabus?There have been repeated discussions about how it is important for us to get our children to understand the ill-effects of consuming tobacco. Again, the State tobacco control cell in Delhi, has written to the NCERT asking them to include a chapter on tobacco control in CBSE schools so as to tackle the menace. Dr […]

Women: Here’s why passive smoking is injurious to your health

Being exposed to second-hand smoke affects an adult’s heart and blood vessels directly. Adult non-smokers, who live with smokers, are at about 25 per cent more risk of developing a heart disease. Smoking can also affects the foetus which can be dangerous, as it may lead to foetal growth retardation

Women: Here’s why passive smoking is injurious to your healthWomen are catching up with men in every field and even surpassing them in some. Today, women have outperformed men in many fields and one of them is the consumption of tobacco. According to various studies, India now has around 12.1 million women smokers and lags behind the United States in this segment. While the […]

27 per cent of BMC school children addicted to smoking, reveals survey

The ugly leitmotif of adolescent smoking addiction has come into light. According to a survey, a large number of children from Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) are into smoking. The survey was conducted by students from class five to ninth

27 per cent of BMC school children addicted to smoking, reveals surveyThe doctors of Prince Aly Khan Hospital, Mazgaon, Mumbai, conducted survey in 30 schools BMC schools. The doctor was surprised, as the survey that, so far, 27 per cent of children were into smoking. Tobacco products have been implicated as the main causes of oral cancer. Still, students get into smoking right from their schooling […]

Breast, ovary and lung cancers on the rise, say experts

The presentation mentioned at that the majority of cancer cases are getting diagnosed at advanced stage in India, which then is affecting the long term survival of the patient in a negative manner. It also stated that 40 per cent of cancer in India is tobacco related, 10 per cent is obesity related and another 10 per cent is related to different infections

Breast, ovary and lung cancers on the rise, say expertsA special presentation at a breast cancer conference in Pune revealed that breast, ovary, and lung cancer numbers in India are on the rise and cervix, stomach and penile cancer numbers are reducing. The statistical analysis also stated that though the percentage of cancer in India is not rising, the numbers are increasing rapidly with […]

‘Wider spectrum of health effects must be covered in tobacco consumption’: Study

A recent study published in IJERPH analysed patterns of tobacco consumption and its health effects only to find that viewing health warnings on tobacco consumption in their packaging increases belief that smoking caused some of the health effects depicted in those warnings

‘Wider spectrum of health effects must be covered in tobacco consumption’: StudyPictorial health warning labels can increase beliefs and knowledge about the negative health consequences of smoking, says a study that was published in the recent edition of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The study included 500 smokers and non-smokers each from four countries including India and Bangladesh. According to the report, the […]

‘Stop tobacco lobby’s influence on anti-tobacco policies,’ says WHO

The ‘WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2017- monitoring tobacco use and prevention policies’ states that a lot of countries across the globe are have been trying hard to win the fight against tobacco, yet the tobacco lobby is subverting these efforts. Firewalls between government and the tobacco industry must be in place to block industry attempts to influence the tobacco control decision-making process

‘Stop tobacco lobby’s influence on anti-tobacco policies,’ says WHOThe World Health Organization (WHO) recently released a report regarding the consumption of tobacco across the globe. The report studied the positive outcomes of engaging various methods to curb tobacco use and this in turn curbs tuberculosis (TB). The ‘WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2017- monitoring tobacco use and prevention policies’ states that a lot […]

Measures to control tobacco have been successful, but more needs to be done, says WHO 

 The report has mentioned that low and middle-income countries such as India continued to make significant progress in order to control tobacco. Even Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS - 2) India 2016-17 which had been released by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had found a six per cent decline in tobacco use prevalence than the previous year. It also stated that the decline in prevalence was equivalent to a 17% relative decrease, and the number of tobacco users has reduced by about 8.1 million

Measures to control tobacco have been successful, but more needs to be done, says WHO The latest World Health Organization (WHO) report on the global tobacco epidemic has seen a positive change in bringing down tobacco consumption among people. The report has found that more countries have implemented tobacco control policies, ranging from graphic pack warnings and advertising bans to creating no smoking areas. It states that nearly two-thirds of […]

Regulate smokeless tobacco products, emphasises study

The objective of this study was to understand the proportion of toxic and cancer causing (carcinogenic) constituents in smokeless tobacco products and then analyse how they vary in different products. This information is necessary to provide insights for the development of effective tobacco control policies

Regulate smokeless tobacco products, emphasises studyThe consumption of smokeless tobacco products such as gutkha, mawa and pan masala has been identified as a cause of oral, pancreatic, and esophageal cancer in various studies. In India, the association of smokeless tobacco use with oral cancer is particularly striking. Now a study has highlighted the total absence of regulatory standards for maximum […]

Maha govt advisory to schools: Avoid scholarships, participation in tobacco company sponsored events

The cigarette and other tobacco products act which was enforced in 2003 already have direction for schools against Tobacco. According to this act, schools are advised to display posters informing about the harmful effects of tobacco at prominent places in the schools. Also, no tobacco selling should be in 100 yards of the educational institution

Maha govt advisory to schools: Avoid scholarships, participation in tobacco company sponsored eventsMarking tobacco consumption as a serious health issue in society, state government of Maharashtra has issued an advisory to schools to stop participation of children in the activities sponsored by any firm or subsidiary of a firm which promotes the use of tobacco in any form. The advisory issued by Additional Chief Secretary of Public […]