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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-3

Anti-tobacco Messages on Tobacco Products in India: Do They Really Hit the Mark?

1 Public Health Foundation of India, Indian Institute of Public Health, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2 Faculty of Dentistry, SEGi University, Jalan Teknologi, Taman Sains Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

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Srinivas Sulugodu Ramachandra
Faculty of Dentistry SEGi University, Jalan Teknologi, Taman Sains Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2393-8692.158900

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The Indian Government has recently introduced various fiscal and nonfiscal measures for tobacco control, including pictorial health warnings on tobacco packaging. Health warnings on tobacco products are arguably the most cost-effective tool for educating on the health risks of tobacco use. However, interventions are effective upon being transferred from one setting to another with appropriate adjustment to the local context. Authors argue that there is a need to strengthen and target the health messages in a better way to ensure that the warnings reach all smokers, including those buying loose cigarettes/bidis. Any measures that make anti-tobacco messages more meaningful in the Indian context will lead to significant contributions towards the fight against tobacco.

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