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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May 31 is World No Tobacco Day. As per data released by Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Health Minister based on a study conducted by the Public Health Foundation of India with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and World Health Organization Objective of the study – To estimate the economic burden of disease attributable to tobacco use in India and across the states. This study estimates the …
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May 31 is World No Tobacco Day.  31th May is observed as World No Tobacco Day. Tobacco consumption has become a major public health issue and a social problem worldwide. World Health Organization(WHO) estimates that in India, the deaths attributed to tobacco, are expected to rise from 1.4% of all deaths in 1990 to 13.3% by 2020.This year’s theme is to highlight the health risks …
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May 31 is World No Tobacco Day.  Have you been conquered by the urge to light up even after committing to quit smoking? Does the sight of your favourite star enjoying a puff on screen tempt you? In day to day life, we come across several situations where the urge to light up becomes irresistible. Factors, which trigger this urge include after a heavy meal, during times of boredom ,stress, …
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The sale of tobacco should be regulated to achieve the goal of controlling non-communicable diseases in India, said Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan here Thursday. 'It makes perfect economic sense to regulate the use of tobacco in order to achieve the goal of controlling non-communicable disease in India. Tobacco use is a preventable risk factor for major diseases and the resultant economic …
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The World Health Organisation (WHO) Wednesday asked governments to raise taxes on tobacco products to curb their consumption. 'Research shows that higher taxes are especially effective in reducing tobacco use among lower-income groups and in preventing young people from starting to smoke. 'A tax increase that increases tobacco prices by 10 percent decreases tobacco consumption by about four …
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The World Health Organisation - Western Pacific Regional Office (WHO-WPRO) and the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) Thursday called for increasing taxes on tobacco products to discourage smoking in southeast Asia. 'We know that restructuring tobacco prices and taxes would significantly reduce tobacco consumption and prevent unnecessary suffering and death from cancer, heart …
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Researchers have found that many smokers still find accurate and detailed facts about the dangers of tobacco both new and motivating in terms of their desire to quit. One of the study’s authors James Thrasher, associate professor at the University of South Carolina Arnold Schotol of Public Health, said the tobacco industry systematically deceived the public for decades, denying that smoking was …
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