Tobacco plea by cancer survivors

Survivors of oral cancer today joined health groups in reaching out to MPs, and urging them to push the Centre into taking long-overdue steps to curb the use of tobacco.

Public health specialists who had organised the meeting said such interactions are intended to influence policy-makers who can push the government into implementing obligations on tobacco control that it has consistently tried to avoid.

Anti-tobacco activists believe sections of the tobacco industry are lobbying the government to stall such measures. “Already we see regressive steps — the warnings were to be on both sides, they’re on one side, the size of the warnings is also smaller than what was originally proposed,” said Gupta. Read more…

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