ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Resource Optimisation for Tuberculosis Elimination in India

The World Health Organization's "End TB Strategy," envisages a tuberculosis free world, with a target to end the TB epidemic by 2035. For this, its member states, including India, have to secure sufficient resources. Despite India's high economic growth in an otherwise gloomy global economy, it struggles with a resource crunch to support its national strategic plan for effective TB control.

Plain Packaging of Cigarettes

Packaging is a key marketing tool for tobacco companies and offers a wider reach than advertising. Plain packaging legislation prohibits the use of logos, colours, brand images or promotional information on the packaging of tobacco products. In countries where it has been introduced, a large number of smokers were shown to be more likely to give quitting smoking a higher priority in their lives.

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