It also urged the government to give a compensation cess on bidis like that on cigarettes and smokeless
tobacco, to make a more rationalised tobacco taxation system.
Members of the health committee were to be advised on the response by the Ministry of Power on the complaint that supplies of smokeless
fuel had diminished.
Among middle and high school students who used any of these five products on [greater than or equal to] 20 of the preceding 30 days, multiple tobacco products were used by 87.5% of cigarette smokers, 76.7% of e-cigarette users, 81.6% of cigar smokers, 77.0% of smokeless
tobacco users, and 90.9% of hookah smokers (Figure).
Basically, this form of smokeless
tobacco is the combination of areca nut, tobacco and chemicals like calcium, ammonia and magnesium carbonates.8 As per global estimation, about 600 million women and men use one or the other variety of gutka; the smokeless
form of tobacco.9
Apart from doing policy research, the ASTRA study will look into the prevention of uptake of smokeless
tobacco among the youth as well as the cessation of the habit among adults.
Additionally, ASTRA will test behavioral and medical interventions that can aid in the cessation of smokeless
The research with the title "Addressing Smokeless
Tobacco and Building Research Capacity in South Asia", (ASTRA), is expected to come forward with qualitative studies ascertaining personal and socio-economic reasons that drive smokeless
'You can buy four packets of chewing tobacco for under a rupee from any cabin on the street and most people think that these products are a harmless high,' says Professor Javaid Khan from Aga Khan University who is leading the Pakistan component of a regional study, Astra, into smokeless
Game laws and bag limits came even more slowly than did the change to smokeless
powder, but with it came the sidelining of many wonderful shotguns made for black powder including those with beautifully and artistically made barrels of twisted iron and steel known largely as Damascus barrels.
Objectives: To assess the knowledge of smokeless
tobacco users about its hazards in District Head quarter hospital, Thatta.
The quantity of smokeless
tobacco was derived by taking the product of packets per day and years of consumption of SLT.
8 November 2016 - Louisville, Kentucky-based smokeless
and smoking tobacco products maker Turning Point Brands, Inc.