The Lok Sabha passed The Consumer Protection Bill, 2018 that would replace the 1986 Act. The bill enforces consumer rights and provides a mechanism for redressal of complaints regarding deficiencies in goods and services.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Health for Millions Trust Vs Union of India & Others dated 08/01/2018 regarding amendment to the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling Rules) 2008, as amended by the amending Rules of 2014.

This new bill introduced in the Lok Sabha includes provision for fine and imprisonment for adulteration of products, compounding of offences and establishment of the Central Consumer Protection Authority. Celebrities endorsing misleading ads will have to pay penalty of up to Rs 50 lakh and serve a ban of up to three years says this which replaces replaces the Consumer Protection Act 1986.

Abuja — A new Nigeria research data has revealed how big tobacco companies violet legal framework which provides against advertising to young and vulnerable children.

Underweight, overweight, and obesity in childhood and adolescence are associated with adverse health consequences throughout the life-course. Our aim was to estimate worldwide trends in mean body-mass index (BMI) and a comprehensive set of BMI categories that cover underweight to obesity in children and adolescents, and to compare trends with those of adults.

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Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Sabu Mathew George Vs Union of India & Others dated 13/04/2017 regarding advertisement in any manner including internet providing information on pre-natal determination or preconception selection of sex.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Sabu Mathew George Vs Union of India & Others dated 16/02/2017 regarding advertisements in websites of Google India, Microsoft Corporation (I) Pvt. Ltd. and Yahoo India which are in violation of Section 22 of the Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, 1994. Mr.

Dietary intake of added sugars has increased dramatically worldwide during the past few decades, coinciding with increases in obesity and noncommunicable diseases. About 75% of all processed foods and beverages contain added sugar in the United States.

Implementation of evidence-based interventions to control obesity is regarded as a public health priority. In this working paper, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness evidence of sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) taxes, nutrition labeling, advertising bans on unhealthy food, and school-based interventions are reviewed.

On December 16, 2016 Centre for Science and Environment organized Food Talk; a media briefing workshop and public meeting, at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

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