Just trying one cigarette can get you hooked on to smoking, says study

Two-thirds of people who try a cigarette go on to become daily smokers, a new study has found. Researchers found that 69% of people who had ever tried a cigarette had gone on to become a daily smoker, even if just temporarily

Just trying one cigarette can get you hooked on to smoking, says studyAt least 3 out of 5 people who try a cigarette become daily smokers, suggests to a study. The findings from over 215,000 survey respondents provide strong support for prioritising efforts to reduce cigarette experimentation among adolescents. Lead researcher Professor Peter Hajek from Queen Mary said: “This is the first time that the remarkable hold […]

Smokeless tobacco: A new epidemic in Southeast Asia

A new study states that demand for smokeless tobacco products on the rise. It has replaced the preference for smoking in Southeast Asia. The study also emphasised that countries need to strengthen its policies for smokeless tobacco products too as it is equally harmful as smoking

Smokeless tobacco: A new epidemic in Southeast AsiaWhile the government and anti-tobacco activists have been doing their best to curb tobacco addiction in the country, a new study published Nicotine and Tobacco Research says smokeless tobacco is now a major concern as it is ‘replacing’ the smoking epidemic in the Southeast Asia Region. The study says the sustained anti-tobacco campaign has driven […]

Tobacco warning: SC stays K’taka HC verdict

Tobacco companies will have to go back to carrying a pictorial warning covering 85 per cent of cigarette and tobacco packaging. On Monday, the Supreme Court stayed an order by the Karnataka high court which struck down a regulation that tobacco product packages must have a pictorial warning covering 85 per cent of the space

Tobacco warning: SC stays K’taka HC verdictThe Karnataka high court, on 15 December, the last working day before the court closed for winter vacations, struck down the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling) Amendment Rules, 2014 for being unconstitutional. The Supreme Court on Monday stayed a Karnataka High Court order that had struck down the rule that mandated the […]

Doctors oppose K’taka HC order on tobacco warning, write to PM

Oncologists, Dental Surgeons together write to Prime Minister Narendra Modi against the Karnataka High Court’s order which reverses the 85 per cent pictorial warnings on tobacco products currently in place. The doctors from across the country were distressed after the High Court’s order. The doctors say the warnings which have been in effect for almost two years now have proven to be very effective. The Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2017 findings also showed the success of these warnings.

Doctors oppose K’taka HC order on tobacco warning, write to PMAs many as 453 doctors and 10 Medical Associations, in a letter, have appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi protesting against the Karnataka High Court’s order which reverses the 85 per cent pictorial warnings currently in place. The warnings which have been in effect for almost two years now have proven to be very effective. […]

Mumbai: 44% school-going children are addicted to smoking

Prince Aly Khan Hospital, Mazgaon, Mumbai, conducted a survey in the government and private schools. As per the survey, in all 27 per cent children are into cigarette smoking. Boys smoke more compared to the girls. The survey was conducted between December 2016 and February 2017, amongst the age group of 14

Mumbai: 44% school-going children are addicted to smoking  Mumbai’s Prince Aly Khan Hospital’s Health Service Aga Khan, had conducted a survey amongst school-going children regarding cigarette smoking. The survey revealed that 44.4 percent of government school children are addicted to cigarette smoking. The survey revealed: 27% children are addicted to cigarette smoking 6.3% children consume hookah 24% children are addicted to tobacco […]

Tobacco picture warnings: SC declines stay on Karnataka HC order

The Supreme Court refused to grant any interim stay on the Karnataka high court verdict which quashed the government regulation that packets of tobacco products must carry pictorial warning covering 85 per cent of the packaging space

Tobacco picture warnings: SC declines stay on Karnataka HC orderAccording to Cigarette Package Health Warnings International Status Report that was released in 2016, India moved to third position out of 205 countries that had pictorial health warnings on tobacco packages. India’s earlier ranking was 136 in 2014 and 123 in 2012.  The Karnataka high court on 15 December, had struck down the cigarettes and […]

‘Reducing the size of warnings, a setback in tobacco control’: Experts

In October this year, Guwahati High Court squashed the anti-tobacco law in Assam. Yesterday, the Karnataka High Court declared the Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling) Amendment Rule, 2014 as unconstitutional. With these struck down laws, health experts say it will be a setback for the tobacco control measures

‘Reducing the size of warnings, a setback in tobacco control’: ExpertsOn Friday, the Karnataka High Court declared the Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling) Amendment Rule, 2014 as unconstitutional. The Act enhanced the 85 per cent pictorial warnings on the packets of cigarette and other tobacco products in order to make it clear and quite visible. This came as a major blow to […]

Maha: More minors resort to smoking, says survey

Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) Maharashtra, fact sheet was released on Friday, revealed that overall tobacco use prevalence declined among adults in Maharashtra but more sustained efforts are required to reduce tobacco use prevalence. Also, prevalence of tobacco use among age group of 15 to 17 has increased from 2.9 per cent to 5.5 per cent

Maha: More minors resort to smoking, says survey  The Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) is a global standard for systematically monitoring adult tobacco use (smoking and smokeless) and tracking key tobacco control indicators. The second round of Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS 2) 2016-2017 released on Friday, revealed that overall tobacco use prevalence has declined among adults in Maharashtra- from 31.4 per cent […]

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 […]
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