The Economics of Tobacco Control in India and the Effective Strategies to Control its Use.
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DR MANISH GUPTA
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Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) is a preternatural product as it is an important cash crop, whose cultivation is spread over 15 states in India. Studies carried out by Central Tobacco Research Institute indicate potential use of tobacco plants as a source of protein, edible oil, nicotine sulphate, low-calorie sweetener and solanesol. Tobacco derivatives are used in pharmaceutical oil, paint soap and chemical industries. Extracting nicotine derivatives and nicotine products like nicotine sulphate (used as insecticide), nicotine hydrogen tartarate, nicotine bi-tartarate, nicotine salicylate and nicotine hydrochloride is a handsome source of revenue to the government exchequer and the production and processing to distribution provide livelihood to 36 million people comprising 6 million farmers, 20 million farm labour engaged in tobacco farming and 10 million engaged in processing and manufacturing of tobacco, contributing INR 4400 crores towards foreign exchange earnings...
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Unique Paper ID: 156310

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 3

Page(s): 255 - 261
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