Time to ban pseudo ads on World No Tobacco Day 2022

In India tobacco is known to be a major cause of various chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease lung and oral cancer etc According to a report released by the Indian Council of Medical Research as much as a third of the cancer cases reported in India are linked to tobacco use Moreover the number of people diagnosed with cancer is expected to increase to almost 30 million by 2025 A study published in the National Library of Medicine revealed that 11 percent of women and 57 percent of men between the age of 15 and 49 years use tobacco products In addition to cigarettes other forms of smokeless tobacco like betel quid and zarda are also widely available in various parts of the country

Source : Financial Express