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 […]

Health alert: Smoking in movies harms children

Research shows that when it comes to smoking, children are heavily influenced by some of the folks they consider the coolest of the cool: actors in movies

Health alert: Smoking in movies harms childrenWe want to believe we’re raising our kids to think for themselves, and not to do dumb or unhealthy things just because the cool kids are doing them. “There’s a dose-response relationship: The more smoking kids see onscreen, the more likely they are to smoke,” said Dr. Stanton Glantz, a professor and director of the […]

To make schools-colleges tobacco-free, govt initiates a campaign

The government will launch a special campaign on February 6. Under this campaign, action will be taken against those who sell tobacco products near schools and colleges. Action will be taken as per the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA). Not only this, a toll-free number will also be started to lodge complaint

To make schools-colleges tobacco-free, govt initiates a campaignOwing to the ‘World Cancer Day’, the government has undertaken a special campaign, under this campaign, action will be taken against tobacco vendors in the 100 metres area of the schools and colleges. From the state to district level police, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), education department, health department, local NGO’s and self-help groups […]

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 […]