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Tobacco Consumption in Rajasthan

Monday, July 18th, 2011

discount hilton cigarettesIn Rajasthan, tobacco chewing is on the rise. It has increased by 0.1% as compared to smoking. In the state, around 18.9% of the total population chews tobacco while 18.8% population smokes Hilton cigarettes. The figures were released by the World Health Organization last week.

Asthma and tobacco specialist Dr Virendra Singh said, “The number of people chewing tobacco is rising. Chewing tobacco is more dangerous than smoking as it increases chances of cancer. The risk is three times higher in chewing tobacco than smoking because in chewing tobacco essence and supari is mixed, which make it more risky.” The newly-released figures show that smoking among women in Rajasthan is also higher than the national average. In India, 2.9% of total women population smoke but the figure is much higher in Rajasthan. It is around 5.3%.

But the percentage of women chewing tobacco is much higher than smoking. Around 8.5% of women in the state chew tobacco which is much less than the national average. In India around 18.4% women chew tobacco, which is a national average. Besides, the number of people smoking in Rajasthan is higher than the national average percentage. In India, around 14% of people, including men and women smoke while in Rajasthan around 18.8% of people smoke daily.

Tobacco Consumption in West Berkshire

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

cheapest lucky strike cigarettes onlineA two-year plan has been launched to try to reduce the number of people taking up smoking Lucky Strike in the area. Tobacco consumption is to be tackled in West Berkshire to try to reduce the number of people taking up smoking.

The Berkshire West Tobacco Control Alliance, which has members from the Berkshire West local authorities including West Berkshire, Reading and Wokingham, has recently developed a two-year plan based on the national priorities of reducing the number of young people taking up smoking, motivating and assisting smokers to stop their dependence on tobacco and protecting families and communities from tobacco related harm.

It is estimated that currently 17.3 per cent of the Berkshire West population (about 80,000 people) are smokers, although of these, some 70 per cent say they would like to quit.

West Berkshire’s executive member for public protection, Hilary Cole (Con, Chieveley) said the plan would build on existing work to tackle under age sales and educate young people and the community as a whole.

She said: “There will be a strong emphasis on targeting priority and hard to reach groups including young people, minority ethnic groups and pregnant women.”

Cigarette Companies Avoiding Taxes

Friday, May 27th, 2011

best karelia cigarettes onlineTo evade the increased taxes on tobacco products, many Karelia and other cigarette brands are being illegally marketed in Andhra Pradesh especially in small villages, said officials of the National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP), a World Health Organisation and ministry of family welfare initiative.

Moreover, it is mandatory for the product pack to carry a health warning stating that tobacco consumption causes cancer.

According to the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act, 2003, the health warning must be pictorial, to drive home the message more effectively and to the illiterate.

Despite this law, the state tobacco control cell says some brands are not printing the pictorial health warning, especially on packs sold in rural areas said Dr Kishor Mogulluru, state consultant, NTCP.
According to the health department, tobacco consumption leads to 2,500 deaths every day in India, and direct health costs are around Rs 40,000 crore.

About 20 per cent of the adult population between 15-18 years of age is addicted to tobacco products.

Decline in Tobacco Consumption in Turkey, 2011 News

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Winston cigarettes onlineTobacco consumption in Turkey decreased by 13.2 percent in 2010 over the preceding year, according to data from the Tobacco and Alcohol Market Regulatory Agency (TAPDK) that indicates the law banning smoking Winston in public venues, which was introduced in a partial ban in 2008, has yielded favorable results.

A law banning smoking in all public venues, including all educational, health, commercial, social, cultural, sports and entertainment facilities and their corridors, went into full effect on July 19, 2009. In 2008, the first year of the smoking ban, the number of cigarettes sold in Turkey stood at 107.89 billion.

The number of cigarettes sold decreased by 405 million in 2009, when the law was expanded to all public venues, including all restaurants, coffeehouse, cafeterias and bars.

The number of packages of cigarettes consumed decreased to 12.78 million last year from 14.73 million in 2009. The available data explains that the law banning smoking in public venues was the major reason behind a decrease in tobacco consumption.

Turkey currently ranks fifth in the world and third among European countries in terms of full compliance with smoking bans. The law requires that all restaurants, coffeehouses, cafeterias and bars have an appropriate outdoor area if they wish to serve smokers. The ban calls for a TL 69 fine for those who smoke in a prohibited area and a fine of up to TL 5,600 for operators who allow it to happen.