tobacco use

A new study funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and published in The Lancet, has found that unhealthy diets is responsible for roughly one in five deaths worldwide, more than any other known health risk, including tobacco use. Read more


The World Health Organization unveils a new global strategy to scale up the tobacco control agenda over the next few years and to “prevent further interference by tobacco industry” in public health policies. Read more


Results from a Global Adult Tobacco Survey report has shown the use of tobacco has declined in the last 8 years. Read more


Though the overall global consumption of tobacco is decreasing, certain parts of the industry are growing. Read more


The Bihar state government, led by chief minister Nitish Kumar, is moving forward to impose a blanket ban on tobacco consumption two years after it imposed total prohibition. Read more


Tamil Nadu is the only South Indian state to report a higher prevalence of tobacco usage across different age groups when compared to GATS 1. Read more


From the Associate editor

Reflections and Resolutions

An eventful year for an industry undergoing changes, and more to come.

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