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Health warnings have helped smokers quit: Survey

PTI New Delhi | Updated on November 16, 2017 Published on July 29, 2012

New evidence from a Government-sponsored survey of tobacco use prevalent in north India has shown that health warnings helped a large majority of smokers in quitting the killer habit.

In Uttarakhand, the State with the highest overall tobacco use in north India, as many as 56.5 per cent cigarette smokers thought of quitting after seeing effective health warning labels on packages.

In Chandigarh, India’s first smoke free city, 58 per cent adults who thought of quitting did so after reading and seeking health warnings.

The Government did the survey, Uttarkahand, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi, in partnership with HRIDAY and the WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia.

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Published on July 29, 2012
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