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Monday, June 14, 2021



Global study points to rampant tobacco use among adolescents, children

February 03, 2021 8:21 pm

The study, between 2010 and 2018, noted that the prevalence of smoking cigarettes at least one day over a 30-day period was approximately twice as high at the age of 15 as compared to 13 years in both boys and girls

How does tobacco affect new moms and babies? An expert answers

June 01, 2020 4:35 pm

Smoking, active or passive, can affect new mothers whether or not they are lactating, said Dr Bakshi. She said nicotine, when it is inside the body, can lead to the constriction of blood vessels.

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.

Consuming tobacco products, spitting inside court premises: Cops take action against 1,500 in a week

September 05, 2019 6:47 am

The action comes after a group of lawyers wrote to the Bombay High Court Chief Justice and the office of the Principal District Judge, Pune, over the issue.

Tax 'bidi' also at 28 per cent to 'save millions of lives': Experts urge GST Council

June 19, 2019 10:01 pm

Applauding the government for including cigarettes and smokeless tobacco in the highest tax slab for its long-lasting impact on the lives of the country's 268 million tobacco users, they demanded that 'bidis' be also classified as a demerit good and taxed at the maximum rate plus cess.

Educational institutes asked to designate Tobacco Monitors to check nicotine use

June 02, 2019 3:49 pm

The guidelines calls for educational institution managements to ensure that no tobacco product is sold inside premises and in an area within 100 yards from the premises.

World No Tobacco Day 2019: Say no to smoking with these ayurvedic tips & yoga asanas

May 31, 2019 2:21 pm

Yoga can help quit the habit by strengthening the mind to fight back the urge to smoke. It also helps in managing stress, anxiety and anger.

‘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.

World No Tobacco Day 2019: Why smoking is dangerous for pregnant women

May 31, 2019 9:30 am

While tobacco consumption in any form is harmful for everyone and can lead to various diseases including cancer, it is especially harmful for pregnant women as it exposes the mother and the unborn child to an increased risk of health problems. 

Accelerate actions to slash tobacco use across South-East Asian Region: WHO

May 30, 2019 5:12 pm

WHO's South-East Asia Region comprises of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Timor-Leste.