New specified health warnings on tobacco product packs

News: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare amended Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling) Rules, 2008. Facts: New sets of specified health warnings for all tobacco product packs has been notified by the amendment. All tobacco products manufactured or imported or packaged on or after September 1, shall display the first images… Continue reading New specified health warnings on tobacco product packs

Telling Numbers: Projected drop in male tobacco use underlines shifting trends

News: World Health Organization has launched “Global report on trends in prevalence of tobacco use 2000-2025 third edition” Facts: Key highlights: The tobacco use prevalence was at 33.3% in 2000 and is projected to reach 20.9% in 2025. India had a 44% prevalence of tobacco use in 2000, and, this is expected to reduce to… Continue reading Telling Numbers: Projected drop in male tobacco use underlines shifting trends

WHO award for Rajasthan Health Dept.

Rajasthan’s medical and health department has been selected for the World Health Organisation (WHO) award for its contribution in the field of tobacco control. The award has been presented on May 31- World No Tobacco Day. The Health Department of the State is the only government body in the country which will be awarded for… Continue reading WHO award for Rajasthan Health Dept.

Smokers spent $700 billion on cigarettes in 2017, says WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that global cigarette sales in 2017 stood at $700 billion. WHO has noted that tobacco is the only legal drug that kills many of its users when used exactly as intended by manufacturers. Globally, around 6 million people die each year due to tobacco consumption. Tobacco use leads… Continue reading Smokers spent $700 billion on cigarettes in 2017, says WHO