13 December: IN the future day’s parliament is planning to impose no sales on the single cigarettes which causes cancer. India may soon not be able to buy single loose cigarettes or run any kind of glossy or surrogate advertisements. Parliament in an effort to lower the use of tobacco because of the increase in cancer diseases and to breakdown the use of tobacco consumption, has appointed standing committee to recommend various ways to reduce consumption. As per world health organization (WHO), the imposition of 75% GST taxes will be on tobacco. According to the data and reports 29% of adults are active tobacco users.
Standing committee measures to breakdown cigarette emitting cancer
Standing committee has issued a statement saying that the tax on tobacco has not increased till yet even after introduction of GST. As the root cause of increase in the rates of cancer is tobacco, the standing committee has imposed restrictions on productions and sales of single loose cigarettes. Three years back, the government banned the sales of e-cigarettes on the recommendation of the Health Ministry as standing committee argued that the sale of e-cigarettes was coming in between the fight against Tobacco consumption. According to recorded data, 16% of college students and 29% of adults consume tobacco.
Usage of Cigarettes increases cancer and causes economic issues
Cancer is reported to be the main cause of death worldwide. Most cases of deaths and economic costs in India are hampered by the increased use of tobacco, as per the reports of the world health organization. The studies shows that India spends more than 5.3% of its private and public health resources on treating diseases caused by tobacco.
The higher costs are draining the health and economy of the country despite of the fact that families of the victims face consequences, creating an issue over their financial management. The studies states that medical costs due to tobacco diseases is INR 37,344 crores. The reports of cancer statistics says that 442.4 per 1,00,000 men and women faces diseases like cancer and approximately 10 Million people die every year.
How cancer is related to smoking
cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells divide and invade in other tissue. The main reason of cancer is the consumption of cigarettes. The poisonous smoke from cigarettes weakens the immunity system and increases the chance of being prone to lung cancer. The poison in tobacco can even damage DNA permanently which can effect a human cell development and increased rate of tumors. Out of every 10 people 9 are effected with lung cancer. Studies show that most men die in comparison to women, even with the advent of treatment technology. Even most of the non smokers are dying due to the presence of harmful smoke emitted from the cigarettes or standing and inhaling the smoke nearby.
The latest recommendations by the parliamentary panel to break and cigarettes use
The latest recommendations by the Parliamentary panel told that India’s cancer burden can increase up to 15 lakh by 2025. India has strict rules regulating this sector since long. The consumption of tobacco has become the part of a daily life and routine culture, which is not affected by the tighter legislations. The government of India is planning to implement the strict restrictions over the sales of single loose cigarettes, rather buy it in full packets with a higher rate. With the recommendation by the parliamentary panel, a complete ban on glossy advertising for tobacco-related products and raising taxes on these items are measures yet to be implemented.