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Deaths from ischaemic stroke due to tobacco use highest in China, India and Russia

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 12:33

A new report suggests that deaths from ischaemic stroke (IS) due to tobacco use in China, India, and Russia together are higher than the total for all the world`s other countries combined.

Kerala district leads in enforcing anti-tobacco laws

Last Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 22:07

A Kerala district, known to be a bidi manufacturing hub, leads in enforcing tobacco control law in the state, says police.

35% Indians use tobacco despite ad ban

Last Updated: Saturday, November 30, 2013, 09:57

Thirty-five percent of Indians still use tobacco despite growing awareness and ban on tobacco product advertisement, said a tobacco control policy report released Friday.

Smoking warning works just on front of cigarette pack: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, September 05, 2013, 09:24

Big anti-smoking messages on the front of cigarette packets may help deter youngsters tempted by tobacco but have little effect when they are on the back of the pack, research has found.

School-based tobacco control reduces use by adolescents: Study

Last Updated: Sunday, July 21, 2013, 20:59

School-based tobacco control programmes have significant potential in reducing tobacco use among adolescents, says a new study.

Tobacco control policies to prevent deaths of 7.4mn people by 2050

Last Updated: Monday, July 01, 2013, 11:55

About 7.4 million people will be saved from premature death by 2050 due to the tobacco control measures, which have been put in place in 41 countries between 2007 and 2010, a new study has revealed.

Health ministry plans plain packaging of tobacco products

Last Updated: Monday, July 23, 2012, 20:24

After pictorial warnings on tobacco products, the ministry plans to push for plain packaging.

Bloomberg to give $220M to world tobacco control

Last Updated: Thursday, March 22, 2012, 11:28

Michael Bloomberg is committing $220 million to his charity to go toward reducing tobacco use in countries that are home to millions of smokers.

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