The Conference of Parties to the WHO Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (FCTC) opens its eighth session (COP 8), with a view to defining a roadmap for strengthening and expanding the scope of the landmark global health treaty.
Order of the High Court of Delhi in the matter of Seema Sehgal Vs Union of India & Others dated 21/08/2018 regarding sale of e-cigarettes. Delhi High Court directs the Secretary of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to file an affidavit indicating by whag time regulatory measures would be brought into place and enforced. The Court further warned that if it is not satisfied with the response given by the Secretary coercive actions will be taken against the Department.
While lifestyle-related cancers saw a universal increase from 2006 to 2016, several cancers from infectious causes – including cervical and stomach cancers – decreased over the same time period finds this global study published in the journal "'ONCOLOGY"
Although most countries have seen a fall in smoking rates, only a minority of countries look set to meet global and national commitments to cut tobacco use in over 15s by 30 per cent by 2025 reveals this new WHO report.