September 11, 2020 2:41 am
The order, passed on Wednesday, was in response to a 2015 petition filed by the organisation Doctors For You, which has made several submissions regarding smoking in public spaces and disposal of cigarette and beedi butts.
January 11, 2020 11:51 am
Students who smoked also had higher rates of depressive symptoms, and lower mental health scores such as vitality and social functioning than did non-smoking students, according to the researchers.
May 31, 2019 11:22 am
Professor R N Sharan of North-Eastern Hill University and others recently published a study in Indian Journal of Clinical Practice (IJCP) which reviewed the health and safety implications of ENDS.
November 10, 2018 6:16 pm
Popular among first-time smokers, the FDA has proposed to ban menthol cigarettes which might pose a greater risk of addiction and may also be more harmful to health than the regular ones.
October 01, 2018 10:01 pm
India secured the fifth rank, jointly with Hong Kong and Thailand, in the Cigarette Package Health Warnings: International Status Report 2018.
April 30, 2018 2:00 pm
Last month, the Centre had extended the duration of existing health warnings on packets of tobacco products till August 31, from its earlier deadline of March 31.
July 18, 2017 2:21 am
The GST Council had on May 18 fixed 28 per cent as the top rate for cigarettes. A 5 per cent ad valorem cess was levied on top of it and Rs 1,591 per thousand sticks as fixed cess on both filter and non-filter cigarettes of not exceeding 65 mm length.
May 31, 2017 3:16 pm
From effectiveness of warning graphics on cigarette boxes to the motivations behind smoking a cigarette, the 'The Pulse of the Nation Poll' recorded responses on various topics to map the trends about tobacco consumption.
April 26, 2016 12:33 pm
After making it mandatory to carry larger pictorial warnings on cigarette packets, the government is now working on a proposal to completely ban FDI in the tobacco sector
October 07, 2015 11:25 am
Any individual violating the law for a second consecutive occasion would face a fine of Rs 3,000 and serve a three-year jail term.