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Thursday, July 07, 2022



Watch your child for addiction; it can cause cancer

June 06, 2022 9:13 pm

A ten-year-old boy from Nashik contracted cancer by chewing leftover tobacco from his father’s gutka packet. He succumbed to the disease, showing how parents need to monitor their young, surgical oncologist Dr Raj Nagarkar tells Anuradha Mascarenhas

Understanding the link between tobacco consumption and infertility in women

May 31, 2022 12:50 pm

World No Tobacco Day is observed on May 31 every year, and the theme for this year – “tobacco is killing us and our planet” – highlights how it is not only deteriorating our lives but also altering our future generations

Bengaluru: Enough scientific evidence for tobacco not to exist, says NIMHANS director

May 31, 2022 7:12 pm

Speaking at a panel discussion on the need to amend the principal tobacco control law COTPA, Dr Pratima Murthy said that there has been a gradual increase in the number of people who want to quit smoking.

World No Tobacco Day 2022: Effects of long-term exposure to passive smoking on heart

May 31, 2022 9:56 am

While many link passive smoking only with lung cancer, it is actually much more likely to cause heart disease or stroke, according to Dr Pankaj Batra

38% men, 9% women above 15 years use tobacco products: Health survey

May 09, 2022 7:38 am

The NFHS-5 survey has been conducted in an approximate 6.37 lakh sample households across 707 districts in 28 states and 8 Union Territories.

5.1% of kids in 13-15 group in Maharashtra consume tobacco

February 18, 2022 8:36 am

The survey was conducted as part of a national survey by the International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS) under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in 2019.

WHO launches app to help people quit tobacco in all forms

February 15, 2022 6:16 pm

The app, the first such by WHO, and the first that targets all forms of tobacco, helps users identify the triggers, set their targets, manage cravings and stay focused to quit tobacco.

Tobacco, cancer not related, says Rajasthan Health Minister; later clarifies he meant hookahs

February 05, 2022 1:50 am

Parsadi Lal Meena’s assertion came on the sidelines of a programme in Jaipur — to mark World Cancer Day. He cited anecdotal examples of people in villages who would consume tobacco but “go on to live till 100 years”.

Hearth site in Utah desert reveals human tobacco use 12,300 years ago

October 13, 2021 2:10 pm

Some scholars have argued that tobacco may have been the first plant domesticated in North America - and for sociocultural rather than food purposes.

Bengaluru cancer survivors urge Centre, state govt to ban tobacco sales, smoking ahead of Covid third wave

June 22, 2021 3:53 pm

In a letter addressed to PM Modi, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, and Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa, cancer survivors from the city cited findings by the WHO that smokers are at a high risk of developing severe complications when confronted with coronavirus.