Tobacco Current Affairs - 2020

May 31: World No Tobacco Day

Every year, on May 31, World No Tobacco Day is being marked by the World Health Organization Highlights The day creates awareness about the dangers of using tobacco. The World No Tobacco Day initiative was adopted in 1987 by the WHO. The day also draws attention to more than 8 million deaths that occurs due Read More…

World Vape Day to be observed on May 30

The World Vape Day is to be observed on May 30 all over the world. It aims to increase awareness on e-cigarettes and help smokers that are unable to quit smoking. India will also observe World Vape Day on May 30 Significance Vaping reduces smoking related sickness. The number of vapers in the world has Read More…

WHO report: Cancer Cases to increase by 81% in 2040

While the world marked World Cancer Day on February 4, 2020, the World Health Organization released its report on Cancer. Highlights According to the report, the cancer cases will increase by 81% by 2040. This is mainly due to lack of investment. The report says that it is essential to invest 25 billion USD in Read More…

National Calamity Contingent Duty increased in Budget-Concerns of Tobacco institute

The Budget 2020-21 that was presented by the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman increased the National Calamity Contingent Duty.  The imposed duty is expected to witness price rise of 7% in the sales of cigarettes. What is NCCD? The NCCD is tax imposed on pan masala, cigarettes, cellular phones and other tobacco products. It was introduced Read More…

WHO: India off-track to meet tobacco target

The World Health Organization on December 19, 2019, released its report on Global Tobacco use trends. According to the report, number of males using tobacco has declined globally for the first time. The report says that the anti-smoking campaigns all over the world is the main reason for the number of tobacco users to reduce. Read More…

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