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Cigarette butt collection drive in Bengaluru for tightening public smoking rules

May 12, 2022 8:09 pm

If the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act amendment bill is passed, the fine for smoking in public will go up from Rs 200 to 2,000, the legal age to buy tobacco products will go up from 18 to 21 years and the loose sale of cigarettes will be disallowed.

#ChalkOfShame: Unique plogging campaign creates awareness about effects of cigarette butts, tobacco litter

February 01, 2022 12:21 pm

"Instead of picking them (litter) up we plan to talk about this issue," said techie-turned-full time environmentalist Vivek Gurav

Haryana: Rs 6.5-crore cigarette container robbery cracked, one gang member held

August 13, 2021 7:53 pm

Acting on intelligence and other inputs, a police team nabbed accused Kundan Vishwakarma, a resident of Dewas in Madhya Pradesh and recovered the entire consignment from him.

Bombay HC suggests temporary ban on cigarette sale during pandemic

April 23, 2021 8:12 pm

The court said it was of the opinion of consideration of such a ban by the governments as the Covid-19 virus affects the lungs and weak lungs are severely affected.

NGT seeks guidelines for cigarette, bidi butt disposal in 3 months

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.

Cigarette smoking may damage mental health too: Study

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.

‘Over 106 million smokers in India... potential to supplement control measures with ENDS’

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.

US FDA proposes to ban menthol cigarettes

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.

India 5th in pictorial warnings on cigarette packets: Reports

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.

Include 'early' to revised text warning on tobacco packets: Delhi govt suggests Union Health Ministry

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.