Skull and Crossbones on Bidis Likely from April
The Indian government said Friday it would not withdraw a notification making it mandatory for bidi packets to carry a skull and crossbones picture //as a warning but said its enforcement could be postponed till May.
Lok Sabha MPs from various parties protested the move saying it would affect...
India caught in catastrophic smoking epidemic
...ent of women aged 30-69 smoke either cigarettes or bidis
(which contain only about a quarter as much tobacc...oking, but while the hazards of smoking even a few bidis
a day were substantial, the dangers of cigarette s...iddle age (i.e., at ages 30-69);
Men who smoke bidis
lose on average six years of expected life, women ...
Seeing is Believing – Cigarette Packs in India to Carry Graphic Description of Risk
...ed that above 2,500 Indians die every day due to diseases related to the consumption of tobacco products. The graphic warnings will adorn the packs of bidis
and packets of chewing tobacco which are a must-have amongst millions of Indians. Apart from this, the tobacco products will also display the skull an...