Govt wants large cigarette cos to admit that they lied to public about the dangers of smoking

The Justice Department wants the largest cigarette manufacturers to admit that they lied to the public about the dangers of smoking, forcing the industry to set up and pay for an advertising campaign of self-criticism for past behavior.
As part of a 12-year-old lawsuit against the tobac

Judgement of the Delhi High Court in the matter of Glaxosmithkline Consumer Healthcare Ltd Vs Heinz India (P) Ltd regarding a disparaging advertisement in respect of Horlicks as against Heinz‟s product Complan dated 12/11/2010.

Unless effective tobacco control is in place, most tobacco-related deaths in the coming decades are likely to be seen in low and middle income countries. Tobacco surveillance among medical students offers an opportunity to assess the preparedness for tobacco control among future health care professionals in India.

Pharmaceutical companies spent $57.5 billion on pharmaceutical promotion in the United States in 2004. The industry claims that promotion provides scientific and educational information to physicians. While some evidence indicates that promotion may adversely influence prescribing, physicians hold a wide range of views about pharmaceutical promotion.

Viveat Susan Pinto / Mumbai July 21, 2010, 1:16 IST

Chocolate major Cadbury will join the group of companies which yesterday pledged they would not advertise their food & beverage products to children below 12 years.

Seven major food and beverage (F&B) companies today announced a common commitment towards responsible marketing to children. The signatories include Coca-Cola, General Mills, Kellogg

Mumbai: Seven major food and beverage companies have signed a unique pledge committing themselves to responsible advertising and marketing to children. This is the first such self-regulatory pledge in India on the lines of the one in the European Union.

In a United States where climate change legislation, concerns about foreign oil dependence, and mandatory curbside recycling are becoming the

The objective of the study was to analyze the macronutrient, micronutrient, food intake pattern, anthropometry, and lipid profile of urban Asian Indian adolescents and young adults and compare it with the nutrient profile of rural Asian Indian and American adolescents.

Britain's independent ad watchdog has banned two government issued print adverts for overstating the risks of climate change.