tobacco industry Interference Index: Implementation of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Article 5.3 in India

May 12, 2020 Authors: Aastha Chugh, MSc, Shalini Bassi, MSc, Gaurang P. Nazar, PhD, Upendra Bhojani, PhD, Cyril Alexander, MSW,Pranay Lal, MSc6, Prakash C. Gupta, DSc, and Monika Arora, PhD Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health: DOI: 10.1177/1010539520917793 journals.sagepub.com/home/aph

Price elasticity of initiation and cessation of tobacco in India

October 22, 2020 Authors: Estelle P Dauchy and John RijoTobacco Prevention Cessation Abstract Background:About 267 million adults consume tobacco in some form in India, representing 28.6% of India’s adults. Smoking and smokeless tobacco (SLT) use related mortality is estimated at about 1.3 million every year or approximately 3500 deaths every single day. Although there are […]

‘Be careful’: Press Council of India pulls up Times of India for advertising tobacco and paan masala

November 3, 2020 Authors: Anna PriyadarshiniNewslaundry The warning is the culmination of a three-year feud between the newspaper and Delhi’s Directorate General of Health Services. Last month, the Press Council of India told the Times of India that the newspaper needs to be “careful” and “refrain” from publishing advertisements for tobacco and paan masala products. The statement, […]