Companies halt cigarette production over pictorial warning rule

The following article is based on my own interpretation of the said events. Any material borrowed from published and unpublished sources has been appropriately referenced. I will bear the sole responsibility for anything that is found to have been copied or misappropriated or misrepresented in the following post.

Thomas John, MBA 2015-17, Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur

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The cigarette manufacturers had not paid heed to this and have continued to sell cigarette packets with smaller warnings.

Earlier, cigarettes weren’t thought of a primary source of death and was widely enjoyed by many. But today, tobacco is one of the leading causes of deaths in our country. Let’s see some facts regarding smoking

  • Every day, around 3200 people under eighteen smoke their first cigarette, and more or less 2,100 young adults become daily smokers
  • More than sixteen million people in the world have a minimum of one illness from cigarette smoking
  • A single cigarette contains over 4,000 chemicals, 69 of that cause cancer
  • Nearly fifteen billion cigarettes smoked worldwide every single day
  • Nine out of ten respiratory organ cancers are caused by smoking
  • Smokers nowadays are far more probably to develop carcinoma than smokers were in 1964
  • Women smokers have 40% additional probabilities to develop COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) than those who have never smoked
  • Smoking slows lung growth in kids and youths
  • Smoking causes cancers of the throat, mouth, cavity, oesophagus, stomach, pancreas, kidney, bladder, and cervix, moreover as acute myeloid leukemia
  • It has been claimed that as a result of smoking, an average smoker loses fourteen years of their life
  • The risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke is two to four times higher among people who smoke.
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