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Anti-cancer drive launched in West Bengal

Last Updated: Friday, May 31, 2013, 22:12

To prevent the rising incidences of oral cancer among the youth of West Bengal, an anti-smoking campaign was launched here on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day Friday.

Smoking affects pregnant women, children, say experts

Last Updated: Friday, May 31, 2013, 22:10

Highlighting the ill-effects of smoking on children and pregnant women, experts Friday said that counselling about the risks of smoking in pregnancy would help limit the use of tobacco among women.

Bejon Misra bags World No Tobacco Day award

Last Updated: Friday, May 31, 2013, 21:56

Bejon Misra, founder of Consumer Online Foundation, has been conferred with the World No Tobacco Day award for 2013 for his anti-tobacco campaign.

World No Tobacco Day: 50% of smokers think limited smoking is not harmful

Last Updated: Friday, May 31, 2013, 15:44

Half of the smoking population in the country thinks smoking "within limits" is harmless, a survey by a private general insurance firm has found.

World No Tobacco Day: 2500 die in India daily

Last Updated: Thursday, May 30, 2013, 15:24

Approximately 5.5 million people die around the world every year - with India accounting for nearly a fifth of this.

Genetics affect odds of quitting smoking

Last Updated: Thursday, May 31, 2012, 14:28

Genetics can help predict whether a person is likely to quit smoking.

Moves afoot to make cancer a notifiable disease

Last Updated: Thursday, May 31, 2012, 12:07

Moves to make cancer a notifiable disease are making progress with two states Kerala and Punjab agreeing to such a proposal.

Dubai bans tobacco sale for 24 hours

Last Updated: Thursday, May 31, 2012, 10:10

Dubai Municipality has banned sale of tobacco products for 24 hours in the entire emirate to observe the World No Tobacco Day Thursday.

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