- Created on 07 November 2014
One of the world's smallest countries, Nepal, has taken a large step toward combating tobacco-related disease this week. Ninety percent of the surface area of all tobacco packaging must now be covered with harrowing images designed to warn consumers of the health consequences of tobacco use. The new law is the most stringent of any country, surpassing that passed by India three weeks ago, which requires 85% coverage.
- Created on 30 October 2014
Dr Harsh Vardhan, India’s Minister of Health and Family Welfare, prioritised meeting with The Union’s tobacco control department during his visit to the World Conference on Lung Health in Barcelona, saying the tobacco epidemic was a prime public health concern.