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.
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.
E-cigarettes are nicotine-emitting devices that have grown into a multibillion-dollar industry in the U.S. despite little research on their long-term health effects, including whether they are useful in helping smokers quit cigarettes.
Are we eating ourselves to death? Researcher Stefan Lorkowski sat down with DW to set a few things straight about the effect the food we put in our pie holes is having on our bodies. And it's not good.