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

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

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

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

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’

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

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

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.

US judge orders FDA to speed up review of e-cigarettes

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.

Bad food choices killing more people than tobacco, researchers warn

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.

India, China sign protocol for export of Indian tobacco to Chinese market

The revival of the phytosanitary protocol with China will pave the way for revival of Indian tobacco exports to China and prove economically beneficial to Indian farmers, the statement said.