India: steep decline in tobacco consumption in India reported in second Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS 2017)

Authors: Chaturvedi Pankaj , Sarin Ashima, Seth Sanjay, Gupta PC   On 8th June 2017, results from the second Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS 2) of India were released. GATS is a global standard for systematically monitoring adult tobacco use and tracking key tobacco control indicators. India is the world’s largest democracy, and the second […]

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Can prohibition work? The case of India’s smokeless tobacco ban

Pankaj Chaturvedi, Sanjay Seth, Prakash C Gupta, Ashima Sarin  Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai ‘Bans don’t work’ is a common response to measures to restrict or outlaw tobacco supply. Libertarians decry such measures as excessive ‘nanny state’ intervention; others point to the USA experience of alcohol prohibition in the 1930s, often held up as a failed […]

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Dirty Secrets… The Smoke-Less Affair

Post written by Shalini 90% of oral cancer cases among Indian men are attributable to tobacco consumption, according to the World Health Organization. Since 2010, India has been engaged in a major war against smokeless or oral tobacco products, including a ban on gutka. Gutka is a popular oral tobacco product that is a highly addictive […]

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