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More than half smokers in India have tried to quit unsuccessfully,...

More than 104 million people in India alone continue to imperil their health by using combusted tobacco every day...............

Interactive billboard to detect smokers, warn them of its harms

Launched to coincide with World No Tobacco Day, “This is what you are doing to your heart right now” digital billboard installed in Gurugram shows what happens inside the body of a smoker when they smoke...............

New Specified Health Warning on Tobacco Products packs

One of the most important key features of the new set of specified health warnings will include telephone Quit-line number “Quit Today Call 1800-11-2356”..........

Delhi High Court holds 1st hearing on banning of e-cigarette in...

While the union government is keen to ban the e-cigarettes in India, the Association of Vapers India (AVI) a consumer representative body for the concerned industry has intervened in this matter with the argument that it is a good alternative to tobacco-based smoking.................

Health ministry launches national campaign to warn against dangers of ...

The first national tobacco control mass media campaign in India to promote the quitline at 1-800-11-2356...................

Govt mass media campaign highlights the link between tobacco & Tuberculosis

This campaign that encourages smokers to visit their doctor to confirm whether a persistent cough is a sign of TB, is designed to create support for its eradication, encourage smokers to quit, and increase timely diagnosis and treatment of the disease...........

Tax increases & campaigns reduced India’s tobacco epidemic by 6%

Research has shown that mass media campaigns and graphic health warnings on tobacco packs are one of the most effective means to prompt people to stop smoking...........

“TB Cough” campaign shows tobacco use fueling India’s tuberculosis epidemic

India becomes the first country to launch a national mass media campaign establishing the link between smoking and tuberculosis........

J P Nadda gets WHO’s special recognition for tobacco control

The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Mr J P Nadda has been selected for special award by the World Health Organization for his leadership and commitment to advancing tobacco control........

Tobacco use linked to increased risk of at least 13 cancers

Eliminating tobacco use key to control the cancer surge in India, writes Dr Akanksha Mago, Head Corporate Communications, Core Diagnostics on the World No Tobacco Day..........