NGOs urges President for nationwide anti-tobacco campaign

The trend of consuming tobacco is increasing among youth, which is a matter of serious concern. It is very important and necessary for the public health that younger generation are saved from being ruined by tobacco addiction. Everyday 5,500 children throughout the country start consuming tobacco and become addicted before the age of 18

NGOs urges President for nationwide anti-tobacco campaignA delegation led by Om Prakash, Member of Parliament from Siwan, Bihar appealed the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind to save children and youth in the country from tobacco addiction and submitted a memorandum to launch a national level campaign for tobacco free education institutions. Om Prakash along with delegation met Kovind at Rashtrapati […]

WHO issues new guidance on tobacco product regulations

Many countries have developed advanced policies to reduce the demand for tobacco, which kills over 7 million people annually, but governments can do much more to implement regulations to control tobacco use, especially by exploiting tobacco product regulation

WHO issues new guidance on tobacco product regulationsWHO has launched new guidance on the role tobacco product regulation can play to reduce tobacco demand, save lives and raise revenues for health services to treat tobacco-related disease, in the context of comprehensive tobacco control. A new guide, ‘Tobacco product regulation: Building laboratory testing capacity,’ and a collection of country approaches to regulation of […]

Paan masala: Delhi govt slams notice to James Bond Pierce Brosnan

Hollywood star Pierce Brosnan popular as James Bond has landed himself in trouble for promoting an Indian ‘paan masala’ (mouth freshener) brand which has been linked to chewing tobacco and the actor has been show caused for his association with the brand

Paan masala: Delhi govt slams notice to James Bond Pierce BrosnanDelhi health officials issued a show cause notice to Pierce Brosnan to justify his starring in a James Bond-style ad dating back to 2016 for a paan masala brand. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr S K Arora, additional director, health government of Delhi said, “The advertisement is the surrogate advertisement of paan masala which […]

‘Govt must strictly enforce ban in order to prevent 90% of oral cancer ‘

Cancer accounts for more deaths worldwide than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. According to the World Economic Forum (WEF) – cancer is among one of the three greatest risks to the global economy. 90% of oral cancers can be prevented if the government implement the Supreme Court’s order which banned chewing tobacco being sold rampantly in twin packs

‘Govt must strictly enforce  ban in order to prevent 90% of oral cancer ‘The Indian Council Medical Research (ICMR) estimates, India will have more than 17.3 lakh new cancer cases and more than 8.8 lakh deaths due to cancer by 2020. This will not only affect the individual health, families of the cancer patients, but also adversely affect the economy of the country as a whole. In India, […]

Cancer: A growing threat to the health and economy of the country

A study recently published in the Journal of Cancer Epidemiology highlighted the effects of premature deaths caused due to cancer and the loss of productivity caused by it. It revealed that India ranks second among key developing countries in productivity loss, as a result of people suffering from cancer

Cancer: A growing threat to the health and economy of the countryIt is a known fact that cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, now a recently released report undertaken by the European Short Term Scientific Mission revealed that India ranks second in productivity loss due to the same. The study published in the Journal of Cancer Epidemiology latest edition, focused on the effect of […]

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 […]