Soon All Cigarette makers have to give this information to public about these dangerous chemicals found in cigarettes
America Cigarette Planning to fix the amount of nicotine in cigarettes. The US Department of Health believes that reducing the amount of nicotine can reduce the harm caused by cigarettes. Along with this, the deaths due to its consumption can also be reduced. This policy can be implemented by May 2023. Under this, it has been proposed to reduce the amount of nicotine in cigarettes by up to 95 percent. However, experts say that this will not help. Because in addition to nicotine, cigarettes contain many types of chemicals. Which are very dangerous. In such a situation, now the central government is preparing to make changes to the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act.
Under this, it will be written on the packet of cigarette the number of dangerous chemicals in it. All cigarette makers will be obliged to give this information. According to Dainik Bhaskar's report, the Health Ministry says that three labs have been prepared to test dangerous chemicals in cigarettes. Now a committee of scientists will be formed, which will decide how to test these chemicals. In the next two to three months, the work of preparing SOP for this scheme will also be done.
Will people stop smoking by giving information about the chemical?
To know the answer to this question, Cancer Expert. Dr. Anshuman Kumar, HOD, Department of Oncology, Dharamshila Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Delhi says, “All cigarette smokers know that its consumption causes cancer. This is written in 70 percent of the cigarette packets and there is also a photo, but despite this, the sales of cigarettes have never decreased to date. If the information about the chemical on the packet and how dangerous they are. Even if it is written like this, people don't need to stop smoking cigarettes.
According to Dr., writing the name or quantity of the chemical on the packet will not make any difference. Because most people are not aware of these chemicals. Dr. said that there are about 4 thousand chemicals in the tobacco found in cigarettes. If even 50 chemicals are very harmful in it, then how can all this information be given in one packet. Apart from this, people don't need to read this information. Because awareness campaigns have been going on for many years to stop the use of tobacco, despite this people are consuming tobacco and cigarettes in different ways.
there will be a complete ban
According to Dr. Anshuman, the harm caused by cigarettes can be eliminated only when it is banned at all levels from their cultivation to their sale. By doing this, there will be a reduction in diseases and deaths caused by the use of cigarettes and tobacco, and people's lives will be better.