Global Youth Tobacco Survey
Part of: GS Prelims and GS- II – Health
In news Recently, the Health Minister released the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS-4).
What are the key findings of the Survey?
- More than 29% of students in India were exposed to second-hand smoke.
- There has been a 42% decline in tobacco use among 13-15-year-old schoolchildren in the past decade.
- Use of any form of tobacco was higher among boys
- States with highest use among school children: Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram
- States with lowest use among school children: Himachal Pradesh and Karnataka.
- 38% of cigarettes, 47% of bidi smokers and 52% of smokeless tobacco users initiated the use before their 10th birthday.
Suggestions to curb smoking amongst school children
- The role of teachers is most crucial in creating awareness among children and their parents regarding the harm of tobacco use.
- Harmful effects of tobacco use should be incorporated in school curricula at various levels starting right from the primary school level.
What are the measures taken by the government to control smoking?
|WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC)||
|Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA), 2003||
|National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP), 2008
|Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling) Amendment Rules, 2020
|Prevention and Control of Pollution Act of 1981||
|Cable Television Networks Amendment Act of 2000||
News Source: TH