Gory pictures on cigarette packets depicting the dangers of smoking have helped people kick the butt. But despite all the images of the diseased lungs and heart, the number of girls taking to the habit of smoking is on the rise. One of the prime responsibilities and a large opportunity in public health in the 21st century is to prevent the increase in smoking among women.
It is a criminal, non-bailable act, but manual scavenging continues unhindered.
'We do not have any illegal forms of work,' Charu Mori, chief executive officer of Dhrangadhra town in Surendranagar district, told Video Volunteeers, a global initiative that provides disadvantaged communities with story and data-gathering skills. 'Manual scavenging (cleaning sewers and clearing human excreta from open-pit toilets) is a prohibited act.'
As the debate over an alcohol bans grows across India, 15 people die every day - or one every 96 minutes - from the effects of drinking alcohol, reveals an IndiaSpend analysis of 2013 National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, the latest available.
The per capita consumption of alcohol in India increased 38 percent, from 1.6 litres in 2003-05 to 2.2 litres in 2010-12, according to a World Health Organisation (WHO) report, which also revealed that more than 11 percent of Indians were binge drinkers, against the global average of 16 percent.
About 350 people die every day on India's roads - more than any other country - with those under 18 and two-wheeler riders most vulnerable, according to various data.
An Airbus A-320 carries roughly 180 passengers, so the daily death toll on India's roads is almost double that figure. "If (two) planes full of people crashed every day, wouldn't the situation get more attention," asked Piyush Tiwari, founder and president of Save LIFE, an advocacy that has used Right-To-Information queries to disaggregate traffic-death data.
Young graduate mothers gave birth to 899 girls per 1,000 boys, lower than the national average of 943, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of Census data.
Higher education levels have helped in better family planning, but they do not eliminate the preference for boys, the analysis reveals.
The reason, experts said, could be that the educated are more likely to afford sex-selective abortions to kill chances of giving birth to girls.
India outlawed sex-selective abortion in 1994.
In India smoking and other tobacco addiction have become dangerous problem .Smoking is very harmful for an individual and also for a nation because it create many diseases in human body
A significant part of population is habitual of smoking. Situation is much worst when youths are very much affected by it.
Children are the future of the country. We are at no.2 in the world in the case of population and we say that although we are very populated but a large part of this population is young so we have a large labor power to become a developed country.
We need well trained labor power to become a developed country. Today our children are working in local Dhabha, cycle shops, as a tea vender, and in many other small and mid-size factories.
Maternal death is like a curse for women. According to some reports in India 1 woman dies in every 8 minutes suffers from maternal death while 20 other face high risk to life because of maternity related issues.
The main age group of these women is 15-28. It is very sad that 90% of such cases are avoidable .It is very ashamed full for us that India is no.1 in the world in the case of maternal death.