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Australia could become first nation to outlaw smoking

Last Updated: Monday, September 16, 2013, 14:09

A federal government-funded trial is about to test the viability of electronic cigarettes as a safer, permanent replacement for tobacco.

Odisha bans use of `gutkha`, chewing tobacco

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 01, 2013, 17:46

Odisha government on Tuesday announced a state-wide ban on the manufacture, sale and use of guthka and chewing tobacco containing nicotine.

Gutkha ban `discriminatory`, cigarettes still sold: STA

Last Updated: Sunday, November 04, 2012, 11:52

With 14 state governments banning gutkha, an association working for the welfare of smokeless tobacco growers has termed the ban as "discriminatory", saying cigarettes and beedis were still being sold