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Worldwide, the number of men using tobacco products has finally started to decline: WHO

December 20, 2019 9:21 am

Four out of five tobacco users globally are men, so declines of tobacco consumption in males marks a turning point for the fight against tobacco.

Prohibition of e-cigarette Bill passed, FDA seeks permission to take action

December 03, 2019 8:31 am

With flavoured and scented tobacco banned since 2012, FDA officials in Maharashtra already have a system in place to prosecute offenders.

Rajya Sabha clears Bill banning e-cigarettes, Oppn points to conventional tobacco

December 03, 2019 2:01 am

The Bill, which got the Lok Sabha’s nod last week, will replace the Ordinance promulgated on September 18.

E-cigarette ban prevents a disease from becoming life-threatening

October 10, 2019 10:20 am

The country is struggling to control multiple addictions — tobacco, pan masala, alcohol, cannabis — among the youth. The government’s decision to ban e-cigarettes is the way forward towards an addiction-free society.

E-cigarettes banned so they don’t destroy our young: PM Modi

September 30, 2019 12:56 am

“The e-cigarette has been banned so that this new form of intoxication does not destroy our demographically young country,” he said.

Keep calm and vape on: UK embraces e-cigarettes, US cautious

September 28, 2019 4:51 pm

A leading British anti-tobacco charity, Ash, even called for e-cigarettes to be licensed as medicines and provided free to smokers trying to quit by Britain's government-funded health system.

Marijuana vape sales lag as lung illnesses rise in US

September 27, 2019 6:52 am

The ailment has sickened at least 805 people and killed 13.

Smoking is a choice. It doesn’t need government intervention

September 23, 2019 11:13 am

In an ideal world, none of us would indulge in self-defeating habits that we know, intellectually, are hastening our demise.

India, South Korea latest to take steps on e-cigarettes; other countries which don't think vaping is cool

September 20, 2019 9:11 pm

The Indian ban, which also covers the production, import and advertising of e-cigarettes, cuts off a huge future market from e-cigarette makers at a time when the number of people smoking worldwide is declining.

E-cigarette ban: WHO lauds India's move, says 'definitive' step to protect public health

September 20, 2019 7:08 pm

On September 18, the Indian government approved an ordinance that prohibits the production, import, distribution and sale of electronic cigarettes, and proposes a jail term for violating the provisions.