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E-cigarettes next big smoking poison, warns study

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 20:23

The fast spreading e-cigarettes are undoing the anti-smoking efforts of the last three decades, health experts warn.

Public smoking bans led to 10% reductions in preemies and childhood asthma

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 18:33

Researchers have revealed that rates of both preterm birth and hospital admissions for asthma were reduced by 10 percent after laws that prohibited smoking in public places were implemented.

UN chief calls for global solidarity to eradicate TB

Last Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014, 22:08

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Saturday called for increased global solidarity to eradicate tuberculosis ahead of World Tuberculosis Day March 24.

UN chief calls for ending female genital mutilation

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 05:02

Ban Ki-moon called for ending female genital mutilation, a harmful practice that threatens millions of girls worldwide.

New York City Council votes to add e-cigarettes to smoking ban

Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013, 16:48

The New York City Council voted to add electronic cigarettes to the city`s strict smoking ban on Thursday, in what could be the latest of many anti-tobacco measures put in place by outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

UN agency urges China to drop HIV spa ban

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 21:04

China plans to ban HIV-positive people from spas, hot springs and public bathhouses, provoking condemnation Monday from the United Nations` AIDS agency and outrage from campaign groups.

Orissa High Court issues notice to Centre on tobacco ban PIL

Last Updated: Saturday, July 06, 2013, 00:13

The Orissa High Court today issued notice to the Centre in response to a PIL seeking prohibition on manufacture, sale and marketing of smokeless tobacco products like gutkha, zarda, pan masala, khaini and gudakhu which contain harmful nicotine.

Govt mulling ban on sale of TB drugs in open market

Last Updated: Thursday, July 04, 2013, 18:24

Sale of tuberculosis drugs could be prohibited in open market as part of efforts to ensure calibrated and monitored administration of these medicines which would then only be given on daily basis free of cost by government registered outlets to patients.

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