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India caught in catastrophic smoking epidemic

...e deaths and one in 20 of all female deaths at ages 30-69. On average, male bidi smokers lose about six years of life, female bidi smokers lose about eight years and male cigarette smokers lose about ten ye...

Bidi Workers Protest Against Using Skull and Crossbones Sign on Packets

...as become a victim of politics, with thousands of bidi workers in the southern districts of Tamil Nadu go... He said that the livelihood of 1.5 million bidi workers in Tamil Nadu was being threatened. ...he country will reduce sales, fears the Tamil Nadu bidi Workers' Federation. "The future of...

Tobacco Menace and What can Be Done About It

...25. The major forms are chuttta (villagers), Cigar, cigarette, dhumti (Goa, Konkani), hooka (Muslims, and gujaratis) Reverse Chutta (srikakulam of AP) bidi (poor man cigars) and chillum (eastern India). Smokeless tobacco: Though the relative contribution of it for the tobacco consumptio...

India to Set Up Nicotine-Mapping Laboratory

... aid in providing technical know-how and human expertise for the laboratory. Talking about the decision to make pictorial warnings mandatory on bidi packets, Ramadoss said his government was for a tobacco free environment and would continue to push for it. "Thousands of people die every year ...

Skull and Crossbones on Bidis Likely from April

...ot withdraw a notification making it mandatory for bidi packets to carry a skull and crossbones picture //...ying it would affect the livelihood of millions of bidi workers. However, Health Minister Anbumani R... Moving a calling attention motion on the issue of bidi workers, particularly in Andhra Pradesh and Kerala...

Ozone Treatment - A Good Alternative For Spinal Injury

...ors can adopt the new expertise.' Citing a study conducted by the National Institute of Occupational Health, Kumar said that around 63 percent of bidi makers suffer from recurring back pain. In the US, back pain affects nearly 60 percent of the population, with nearly 500,000 back injuries being...

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