Clamping down on surrogate advertising, the Director of CBSE has written to all the principals of CBSE affiliated schools that all forms of competitions which are organised by tobacco firms or firms that have tobacco as one of their products are to banned. TheHealthSite.com is in possession of the letter which was sent out to all the heads and it clearly states that any such competition should be …
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Dr Harsh Vardhan is a man on a mission. After meeting with  anti-tobacco campaigners, the Union Health Minister wrote to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley asking him to increase the taxes on cigarette and other tobacco-related products to reduce their consumption. He also asked the FM to remove the tax exemption granted to bidi manufacture. A group of public health experts met Dr Harsh Vardhan last …
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A 10 per cent increase in cigarette prices will lead to almost 3 per cent decrease in consumption and 7 per cent increase in government revenues, according to study by Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI). Key findings from PHFI study on "An Empirical Study of India's Fiscal Policies against Tobacco: A State Level Analysis" was released by Union Health Secretary Luv Verma today. The study …
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The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) organised a consultation on National and State Fiscal Policies for Tobacco Control. Key findings from a PHFI study on 'An Empirical Study of India’s Fiscal Policies against Tobacco: A State Level Analysis' was released by Union Secretary Health and Family Welfare Sh. Luv Verma. The objective of the study, given the complexity of tax structure for …
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Balan, 53, a casual labourer has been suffering from oral cancer for the past seven years and had to sell his house to pay for treatment. On World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) Saturday, he pleaded all users to quit using tobacco products. ‘I have lost my house as I had to raise money for my treatment,’ said the father of three daughters. ‘The only way to contain this menace is to increase the …
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Researchers believe that third hand smoke generated by stale cigarettes that clings to furniture, carpets, walls could also lead to cancer, new research suggests. Dubbed ‘third-hand smoke,’ Cancer Council Queensland said that this happens when second-hand smoke exhaled by the cigarette users reacts with indoor air and clings to things inside your homes, News.com.au reported. Cancer Council …
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi expands awareness on the ill effects of tobacco consumption on the occasion of 'World No Tobacco Day' through social networking site Twitter. On Saturday pledged Modi tweeted, ‘On World No Tobacco Day, lets pledge to spread awareness on the risks of tobacco consumption and work to reduce tobacco consumption in India.’ He further tweeted saying, ‘Tobacco not …
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May 31 is the World No Tobacco Day In a bid to highlight the harmful impact of tobacco use, the ministry of health and family welfare along with the World Lung Foundation has unveiled a documentary that shows the effect of tobacco on the lives of Indian citizens. The documentary named ‘The Price We Pay’, launched on the eve of World Tobacco day (May 31), features interviews of several …
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May 31 is the World No Tobacco Day If you are looking to ditch tobacco, make sure you include at least 15-20 minutes of physical exercise each day to maintain unwavering focus on quitting, a fitness expert said Saturday on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day. According to WHO estimates, tobacco use kills someone every six seconds, while nearly six million people die from tobacco-related …
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May 31 is the World no Tobacco Day ‘It's easy to quit smoking. I have done it many times,’ a famous quote by American author and comedian WC Fields Mark Twain, sums up the addictive nature of tobacco. According to a recent survey, 9 of 10 smokers do try to quit smoking, but do not succeed because of its addictive nature. Doctors say apart from strict laws to control tobacco usage and …
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May 31 is the World No Tobacco Day India accounts roughly for 10 per cent of world's tobacco smokers and is the third largest producer of tobacco leaf in the world. It has been estimated that every six seconds, someone in the world dies from tobacco use, and approximately the sixth death occurs in India.   While the newly appointed Health Minister of India Dr. Harsh Vardhan, who himself is a …
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May 31 is World No Tobacco Day. Specialists at the head and neck cancer department of Narayana Health City have concluded that there is a diminishing trend in the age group of patients diagnosed with oral cancer. Traditionally, it used to be people in the age group of 50-60 years who were affected with oral cancer caused by tobacco use, but of recent, this has dropped to 20-35 years. Dr Vikram …
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May 31 is World No Tobacco Day. Diseases caused by tobacco use saw a whopping Rs 1.04 lakh crore spent behind them in 2011, which was more than the combined health expenditure by the Central and state governments for that year, says a report. Highlighting the huge economic and productivity loss due to use of tobacco, the report, 'Economic Burden of Tobacco Related Diseases in India', says that …
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May 31st is World No Tobacco Day. It might be a style statement for some, a conversation starter for others but a cause of death for millions across the world. While smoking kills over 6 million people every year it takes lives of more than 6 lakh non-smokers as well, from breathing second-hand smoke. If we look at India specific numbers World health organization (WHO) say’s nearly 5 lakh …
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