DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20222230
Published: 2022-08-26

Tobacco control policies in India: a review

Mohnish Muchhal

Abstract


With up to half of those who use tobacco as intended dying from it, tobacco is also the main product that legitimate consumers buy that harms each consumer. Because of insufficient public awareness of the risks, aggressive advertising, and a lack of effective public policies to combat it, tobacco use is widespread. It has been estimated that tobacco use during the 20th century contributed to about 100 million deaths overall. The global adult tobacco survey (GATS) India (2010) estimates that there are 275 million adult tobacco users in India (216 million in the country and 59 million in the metro area). In 2004, India was one of the first few countries to ratify the WHO framework convention on tobacco control. The general public's and local communities' support for tobacco control has worked in concert with government-sponsored tobacco control policies. Combating the world-ending effects of tobacco requires the successful implementation of planned procedures. Therefore, the push of tobacco regulations is on the small legal cigarette market, which puts a lot of use pressure on the illegal cigarette alternative, which is resistant with hints the Nation.


Keywords


Tobacco, Oral health, FCTC

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