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Lung cancer risk falls dramatically if you quit smoking

While lung cancer risk falls five years after quitting, it remains substantially higher than non-smokersJust because you stopped smoking years ago doesn't mean you're...

Tobacco like graphic warnings can keep people off sugary drinks

If there is a health warning on obesity and diabetes, young people are less likely to buy sweet drinks Graphic warnings on tobacco packs worked;...

Spending on NCD gives best return on investment: WHO

Invest in Non-communicable diseases (NCD), save money, says WHO Ahead of the World Health Assembly in Geneva next week, the World Health Organisation has said...

Cabinet approves WHO protocol for illicit tobacco trade

India is a party to World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on tobacco control (FCTC) The Union cabinet on Wednesday approved an internationally binding protocol for...

Taxes on soft drinks, alcohol, tobacco can stall the NCD epidemic:...

New analysis shows that contrary to the perception that it would hit the poorest the most, it is these sections that will gain Taxes on...

Quit line number on all tobacco packets from September

Union health ministry changes pictorial warnings to more graphic visuals; change comes two years after 85% pictorial warnings were adopted For the first time, from...

Casual, social smoking on the rise among young working women

ASSOCHAM survey covered respondents around 10 cities Casual and social smoking is on a rise among young working women across metros in India with many...

All eyes on SC now on 85% pictorial warnings on tobacco...

The road to a few square inches of space may rarely have been so hotly contested but implementing tobacco control measures has never been...

453 doctors write to PM Modi for 85% warnings on tobacco...

Signed by the Indian Medical Association, Indian Dental Association, Indian Society of Oncology and Foundation for head and Neck Oncology. Ten medical associations and 453...

After Kar HC order, yesterday once more for tobacco warnings

Done by the Rajasthan High Court and undone by the Karnataka High Court. That is the story of bigger warnings on tobacco packets in...

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