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Hike on Tobacco Tax, reduce affordability and increase revenue - Youth, Doctors, Welfare Association groups to GST council

"Urging the GST Council to increase compensation cess on all tobacco products"  Nada Young India Network along with doctors and citizen welfare associations are urging the GST Council to increase compensation cess on all tobacco products to generate additional revenue for the Government. In their appeals to the GST council before its meeting on 17th  September, they are urging it to consider an extraordinary measure of levying compensation cess on all tobacco products to get additional revenues. This tax revenue from tobacco could significantly contribute to the increased need for resources during the pandemic including vaccinations and augmenting the health infrastructure to prepare for a possible third wave. According to the group, increasing tobacco taxes in these challenging times will be a WIN-WIN policy as it can address the economic shock from COVID-19 pandemic and directly reduce COVID 19 related co-morbiditie
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Tobacco Industry Exposed : Industry tactics targeting Young People and Food Industry is no exception

I also guarantee that every consumer is aware of the harm caused from tobacco but in reality they have been trapped under calculated industry tactics and socio-economic pressures.     Subhiksha Shankarraman* I used to always wonder ‘what is good health and am I able to lead one sufficiently?’ . During my adolescence, I had become very fond of Blue Lays. It’s ‘Indian magic masala’ kept lingering in my taste buds that I just could not stop after eating just 1 packet.  I craved for more even though I was well aware of it’s side effects.  I am a mindful consumer but it was not until my early twenties that I learnt to reflect on my choice and change my consumption behaviour. Blue Lays being cheap, tasty, less time consuming to prepare and easily available, it found its way to substitute our healthy but time consuming home made chips that my Amma used to prepare. You may wonder, if I was mindful of my choice, why did I choose to consume so many Blue Lays packets in a day?; I believe that it

Nada India Foundation calls upon youth to join the efforts of our government to build a national movement in the fight against tobacco.

While the global leaders take on their call to action against tobacco control, Dr. Harsha Vardhan shares the initiatives taken by India towards tobacco control at the 'Taking on the Toughest Fights Globally' webinar organised by Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids on 24 June 2021. Dr. Harsha Vardhan's message: Vision for tobacco free India: Overall there is too much pain in seeing young people die. Let there be rage and anger to counter tobacco. We need to win this battle and make a historic difference. We need to attain a tobacco free and healthy world. Call to action we need to adhere to: Tobacco control programs must reach the entire 1.3billion population. Make all of them aware of the ill effects of tobacco and strengthen the political will.  We have successfully got 85% pictorial health warning in packages and established dedicated helplines. We have also banned e-cigarettes and currently combatting to regulate the display of tobacco products at POS. Therefore, tobacco cont

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Nada India Haryana Volunteer Dr Ridhima speaks on World No Tobacco Day 2021 #WNTD21

Secondhand smoke causes numerous health problems in infants and children says Reetika Monga Peer Supporter Nada India (Haryana)

Health Effects of Secondhand Smoke  Secondhand smoke is the combination of smoke from the burning end of a cigarette and the smoke breathed out by smokers. Secondhand smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals. Hundreds are toxic and about 70 can cause cancer. Since the 1964 Surgeon General’s Report, 2.5 million adults who were nonsmokers died because they breathed secondhand smoke  read more     Source  Courtesy  To join Youth for Wellbeing campaign of Nada Haryana call Mr.Akshay Sharma 8628034057 ,9810594544 or please visit  

Health Advocacy Fellowship

Nada India Foundation presents:  HEALTH ADVOCACY FELLOWSHIP Apply now! About: With 20 years of experience in the field of NCDs and prevention of NCDs, Nada India Foundation welcomes interested applicants to join the ‘Health Advocacy Fellowship’. As an organisation we are committed to foster a network of community-based initiatives, that strive to develop empowered leadership & healthy choice among marginalised & vulnerable populations especially youth and adolescents. There are 3 vacancies for this fellowship and each of the fellows will be allocated to work along with one of the project areas: Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh.  Duration : 8 months Grant : Rs.10,000 per month from the start of the fellowship It is an initiative to empower and revitalise youth and youth groups who have been affected and effected by the tobacco industry tactics and tobacco consumption at an early age. Through several awareness campaigns, educative workshops, community engagement, cas