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India Ranks No 3 in Pictorial Health Warnings on Tobacco Packages, International Report Released at COP 7

This was revealed by Cigarette Package Health Warnings International Status Report which was released by Canadian Cancer Society in Delhi, India, at the 7th session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), being held from November 7–12 at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida.

The report ranks 205 countries and territories on the size of their health warnings on cigarette packages and lists countries and territories that require graphic picture warnings. .read more...
 
First comprehensive report on smokeless tobacco
November 2016: First comprehensive report on smokeless tobacco use in India highlights urgent need for stronger policy, programme and research efforts

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India (MoHFW), in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), Public Health Foundation of India, Healis-Sekhsaria Institute of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Cancer Institute, U.S.A released India’s first comprehensive report on the impact of smokeless tobacco consumption in the country at the COP 7 on November 11, 2016 read more...
 
Karnataka bans e-cigarettes
June 2016: Karnataka government banned electronic cigarettes in the state with effect from today. "We have banned e-cigarettes today. The decision has been taken on the recommendation of the committee on cancer prevention," Minister for Health and Family Welfare U T Khader told.

He said a study was conducted by the committee with an NGO on e-cigarettes, which said large number of youngsters was getting addicted to it. "2mg and 4 mg nicotine is allowed in chewables like nicotine gum for de-addiction purpose, but these e-cigarettes usage is leading to addiction towards it," he said. E-cigarettes mimic the size and shape of cigarettes and contain a cartridge containing liquid read more...
India Railways to promote 'Anti-tobacco campaign'
May 2016: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has announced the launch of powerful outdoor 'Tears You Apart anti-tobacco campaign' to raise awareness of the harms of smokeless tobacco.

The exterior of the trains run by Indian Railways at India's busiest major railway routes across eight states from today until September 2016 will now have images and messages from the recently-launched campaign. The railway ads will potentially be seen by millions of low and middle income Indians - who are more likely to use smokeless tobacco - across urban and rural areas. This campaign is one of the most geographically extensive health promotion campaigns to utilize the world's most heavily used railway network. read more...
 
India Ranks No 3 in Pictorial Health Warnings on Tobacco Packages, International Report Released at COP 7
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First comprehensive report on smokeless tobacco
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Tax cigarettes, bidis, chewing tobacco at 40% under GST
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Uruguay Defeats Philip Morris Challenge to Its Strong Tobacco Control Laws
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World No Tobacco Day 2016: Get ready for plain packaging
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85 percent graphic health warnings now compulsory on tobacco packaging in India
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Public Notice Issued by Health Ministry on 85 percent pictorial health warnings
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Amendment in the Juvenile Justice Act 2015
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Health Ministry releases results from 1st phase of NFHS-4 survey
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Report Submitted To Finance Ministry to Keep 40 Percent GST Rate on Tobacco
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