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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.

World`s leading lung organizations want to ban or restrict e- cigarettes use

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 12:10

A position statement on electronic cigarettes has been released by the experts from the world`s leading lung organizations to ban or restrict their use until their health impacts are better known.

Healthy lifestyle can help you stay 10 years younger

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 11:43

An individual who smokes, drinks a lot, is physically inactive and has an unhealthy diet has 2.5 fold higher mortality risk than someone who leads a healthy lifestyle, new research says.

Ban cigarettes sale in defence canteens: Harsh Vardhan

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 16:18

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has written to Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, urging him to ban sale of cigarettes in defence canteens.

Hookah next big threat for US youth: Study

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 17:30

While cigarette use is on the decline among US youth, an alarming number of high school students are turning to hookahs, cigars and smokeless tobacco products, researchers warned.

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