GUWAHATI, June 27: According to a survey report released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Assam has been listed as the fourth highest tobacco consuming state in the country.

The Federal Executive Council (FEC), on Wednesday approved a draft Food Safety and Quality Bill as well as the Food Safety Institutional Reform working document.

PATNA: The Bihar health department plans to write to the Union health ministry, requesting it to include ‘khaini’ as a food product under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.

Vijay Tiwari, 56, a leading gutkha manufacturer, began chewing a lethal mixture of tobacco, betel nut, and palm nut at 12 during tasting sessions at his factory.

Problem of chewing tobacco in country not addressed: Mumbai doctor

Tobacco kills almost 7 million people across the world every year and nearly a million of them are not even smokers.

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.

NEW DELHI: Most of the 2,700-odd people who will die in the next 24 hours in India due to cancer caused by smoking and other tobacco products tried to quit but failed and were living their last day

Daily smoker on an average spends Rs 1,217.3 per month on cigarettes and Rs 158.2 on beedis.

France had a million fewer daily smokers’ in 2017 over 2016, the Health Ministry said on Monday, thanking the dissuasive power of higher tobacco taxes.

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