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  • Months after Govt move, bill to ban e-cigarettes passed in Lok Sabha

    Months after Govt move, bill to ban e-cigarettes passed in Lok Sabha

    The Union Government had in September banned production and sale of e-cigarettes stating that the habit has affected youth the most.

    November 27, 2019
  • Centre’s ban on e-cigarettes evokes mixed reactions among stakeholders

    Centre’s ban on e-cigarettes evokes mixed reactions among stakeholders

    The Centre's decision was slammed by trade bodies and certain stakeholders related to e-cigarettes, who reportedly alleged that it was a “draconian” move taken hastily in the interest of the conventional cigarette industry.

    September 18, 2019
  • Govt bans production, sale of e-cigarettes, cites health hazards; ordinance soon

    Govt bans production, sale of e-cigarettes, cites health hazards; ordinance soon

    E-cigarettes or 'vaping' cigarettes are often marketed as a harmless product to help quit smoking.

    September 18, 2019
  • Smoking marijuana may lead non-smokers to cigarettes

    Smoking marijuana may lead non-smokers to cigarettes

    If you only smoke marijuana there are higher chances that you may end up smoking cigarettes too.

    March 28, 2018
  • Over 50% teenagers believe smoking cuts stress

    Over 50% teenagers believe smoking cuts stress

    The survey showed that over 52 per cent teenagers believed that smoking helps increase concentration levels.

    December 5, 2017
  • Gearing up to shield kids from tobacco

    Gearing up to shield kids from tobacco

    After Delhi High Court last month sought response from the Centre and state government on a PIL seeking to enforce complete ban on sale of tobacco and cigarettes near educational institutions in the national capital, government agencies have reportedly geared up for law enforcement. The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recently issued a...

    November 19, 2017
  • Tobacco products selling within yards of Kolkata schools

    Tobacco products selling within yards of Kolkata schools

    Several shops are selling tobacco products within 100 yards of some reputed schools and colleges here in violation of the Cigarettes & Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA), according to a study. The study, conducted by an NGO ‘Sambandh Health Foundation’ last month, surveyed 25 educational institutions (21 schools and four colleges) in the city and...

    November 6, 2017
  • Smoke in the head

    Smoke in the head

    They say, fire in the heart sometimes sends smoke to the head. Especially if one is a chainsmoker, one can surely understand what it feels like when a smoker is deprived of a puff. The dreary chores of the present day life, hectic schedules and lack of rest are some of the major reasons cited...

    October 16, 2017
  • High taxation urged on illegal cigarettes

    High taxation urged on illegal cigarettes

    The Tobacco Institute of India has urged the government to enforce high taxation on the cigarette smuggling syndicates under the GST norms aimed at curbing the illegal industry. The TII — a representative body of manufacturers, farmers, exporters — has also said that the step will provide relief to distressed tobacco farmers, the legal cigarette industry...

    March 30, 2017
  • High taxation urged on illegal cigarettes

    High taxation urged on illegal cigarettes

    The Tobacco Institute of India has urged the government to enforce high taxation on the cigarette smuggling syndicates under the GST norms aimed at curbing the illegal industry. The TII — a representative body of manufacturers, farmers, exporters — has also said that the step will provide relief to distressed tobacco farmers, the legal cigarette industry...

    March 30, 2017
  • The ‘poor man’s cigarette’

    The ‘poor man’s cigarette’

    Umme Kusum, seven years old, stays with her mother, Aliara Bibi, in a small village in Murshidabad district of West Bengal. While other children are in school, however, Umme Kusum is learning the art of rolling beedis, hand-rolled cigarettes of tobacco flake wrapped in tendu leaves.  Aliara has two other teenage daughters, Zainab and Beauti....

    January 22, 2017
  • The ‘poor man’s cigarette’

    The ‘poor man’s cigarette’

    Umme Kusum, seven years old, stays with her mother, Aliara Bibi, in a small village in Murshidabad district of West Bengal. While other children are in school, however, Umme Kusum is learning the art of rolling beedis, hand-rolled cigarettes of tobacco flake wrapped in tendu leaves.  Aliara has two other teenage daughters, Zainab and Beauti....

    January 22, 2017
  • Scotland bans smoking in cars with children

    Scotland bans smoking in cars with children

    A new law comes into force in Scotland tomorrow banning smoking in cars when children are present, as part of the government's plans for a “tobacco-free generation”. Under the law smokers face a $127 on-the-spot fine if caught lighting up in a private vehicle where under-18s are present. The penalty increases up to $1272 if...

    December 4, 2016

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