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 COMMUNITY RESEARCH
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 47  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 75-80

Tobacco control legislation in India: Past and present


1 Department of Pathology, Moti Lal Nehru Medical College, Allahabad, India
2 National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, India
3 Department of Pharmacology, Moti Lal Nehru Medical College, Allahabad, India

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R Mehrotra
Department of Pathology, Moti Lal Nehru Medical College, Allahabad
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0019-509X.63870

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Beginning with the Cigarettes Act, 1975, a number of legislative strategies and programs to curb tobacco use have been implemented in India, with limited success. Currently, the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act, 2003, is designed to curb the use of tobacco in order to protect and promote public health. This review presents a critical appraisal of the current situation in its historical context.






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