Tobacco Control

Update news Tobacco Control

 India's $11 billion tobacco industry has urged the government to take a softer line on tobacco control efforts when it hosts a World Health Organization conference in New Delhi next month,

New global fund to help countries defend tobacco control

 A new global fund is being launched to help developing countries fend off challenges to tobacco control measures by cigarette makers.

WHO suggests graphic warnings in tobacco control

 Smoking is a big problem in China, the world's largest tobacco consumer, and now the World Health Organization (WHO) wants tobacco warning labels to be more vivid.

Hiring a smoker costs US firms $6,000 a head

 An employee who smokes costs his or her employer nearly $6,000 (4,500 euros) more per year than a non-smoker, according to a study of the United States published on Monday in the journal Tobacco Control.