“Plain Packaging reduces the attractiveness of tobacco products. It kills the glamour, which is appropriate for the products which kills people”, says WHO Director General Dr. Margaret Chan. “It reduces tobacco advertisement and promotion. It limits misleading labeling and packaging. And it increases the effectiveness of Health Warnings.”
According to GATS (Global Adult Tobacco Survey, India, 2009-10) survey, more than one-third (35%) of adults consume tobacco products in different forms in India. Among them 21 percent adults use only smokeless tobacco, 9 percent only smoke and 5 percent smoke as well as use smokeless tobacco.
Passive smoking is the inhalation of smoke, called second-hand smoke (SHS), or environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), by persons other than the intended “active” smoker. It occurs when tobacco smoke permeates any environment, causing its inhalation by people within that environment.
World No Tobacco Day was first introduced by the World Health Organization to be celebrated as a most recognized event all over the world in order to make people easily get aware of all the problems and health complications occurred by the tobacco chewing or smoking and to prevent all the health hazards to make the whole world free of tobacco and healthy world of people.