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With focus on lung health, global researchers resolve to improve ‘quit...

New health, science, and technology grants will allow 100+ researchers to explore smoking cessation and harm-reduction innovation...............

Air pollution killing more people than tobacco: study

The burden due to air pollution includes 6.7 lakh deaths due to outdoor particulate matter (PM) air pollution and 4.8 lakh deaths due to household air pollution, says the study published in medical journal Lancet Planetary Health...…………..

Strict measures but no ban on alcoholism & smoking: health ministry

While the health ministry has listed the strict measures that would act as deterrents for public smoking and alcoholism, it has said that there are no action plan for any ban currently….................

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...........