jueves, 9 de abril de 2015

Tobacco warnings on hold, BJP MP wants research on cancer link – 1 de Abril de 2015 – India

India will miss the April 1 deadline to put bigger health warnings on cigarette packets after a parliamentary panel asked for time to gauge the economic impact of the decision on tobacco farmers, in a move that riled activists who say India needs to quickly wean its citizens off addictions to products such as cigarettes and chewing tobacco.

Studies suggest over a million die in India from tobacco-related illnesses every year, most of which are cancers of the mouth and lungs, and graphic warnings – such as photographs of tumors – are seen as possible deterrents. Tobacco will account for 13% of all deaths in India by 2020.

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