Smoking in India Current Affairs, GK & News

World No Tobacco Day

World No Tobacco Day is being observed on May 31, 2021 under the theme “Commit to Quit”.  It is observed since 1987 after member states of  World Health Organisation created “World No Tobacco Day”  to bring global attention towards  tobacco epidemic and associated preventable death. Why this day is significant? As per lancet study, in ..

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Increase in number of smokers in India

just before the celebration of “World No Tobacco Day on May 31”, Global Burden of Disease collaboration has published studies on number of smokers worldwide. Smokers in India As per study, India had about 2 crores smokers aged 15-24 in 2019. It is the second highest number of tobacco smokers worldwide. India also witnessed highest ..

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Bihar prohibits Sale and Manufacturing of All Tobacco Products for next 1 year

Bihar Government prohibited the sale and manufacturing of all the tobacco products for next one year. The decision came on the occasion of ‘World No-Tobacco Day’. This move makes Bihar the 3rd state in the country after Madhya Pradesh and Kerala to ban tobacco The decision is based on Food Safety and Standards Authority of ..

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Kerala bans gutka, pan masala products

Kerala bans gutka, pan masala products. The ban on gutka and pan masala containing tobacco and nicotine is imposed under the provisions of Food Safety and Standards Regulation Act, 2011. Is Kerala the first state to impose such ban? No. After Madhya Pradesh, Kerala is the second state to ban the use of gutka and ..

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