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Centre directs Meghalaya to ban all forms of smokeless tobacco

Centre directs Meghalaya to ban all forms of smokeless tobacco

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 19:04

The Centre has directed Meghalaya and two other states in the North East region to impose ban on all forms of processed/flavoured smokeless tobacco to save people from oral cancer, an official said today.

Low-educated smokers at greater stroke risk: Study

Last Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 11:54

Adults smokers with limited education face a greater risk of stroke than those with a higher education, says a study.

Ban on cigarettes and bidis? SC issues notice to Centre

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 14:20

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice to the Centre and all states on a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking to ban cigarettes and bidis in the country.

Three simple ways to prevent heart disease!

Last Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014, 20:02

Heart disease, also called cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of deaths around the world. But you can protect your heart by adopting a healthy lifestyle, although there are some factors attached which you can`t be changed such as family history, age or gender.

Himachal to ban sale of loose cigarettes

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 22:26

The Himachal Pradesh government will soon impose a ban on sale of loose cigarettes and also enhance value-added tax (VAT) on tobacco products, Health Minister Kaul Singh said Thursday.

Oral cancer claims one life every six hours in India

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 11:24

One person dies every six hours due to oral cancer in the country, signalling an alarming rise in the incidence of the disease, according to a top orthodontist.

Even `third-hand` smoke kills

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 19:26

Have you finally amended your habits and stopped smoking inside the house to protect your kids from exposure to second-hand smoke? That may not be good enough!

Smokers at higher suicide risk: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 15:07

Irrespective of whether they are suffering from psychiatric disorders or not, cigarette smokers are more likely to commit suicide than people who do not smoke, a study shows.

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