Chandigarh to ban sale of loose cigarettes

The Chandigarh administration will soon ban the sale of loose cigarettes and other tobacco products in the union territory, an official spokesman said here Tuesday.

E-cigarettes may 'not' be as safe as previously believed

A new study has revealed that e-cigarette exposure impairs immune responses in mouse model, suggesting that it may not be as safe as previously believed.

Chhattisgarh govt to penalise public smokers

 Chhattisgarh government has decided to take stringent legal action against those found smoking at public places in the state.

British government seeks vote on plain cigarette packaging

The British government said Wednesday it would seek a vote on forcing tobacco firms to sell cigarettes in plain packaging before the current parliament ends ahead of a May election.

'Campus cash helping US students buy cigarettes'

Of the top 100 universities as ranked by the US News and World Report, 11 allow tobacco sales and 13 allow e-cigarette sales on "campus cash" debit cards that are commonly prepaid by parents, says a study by University of Colorado's cancer centre.

Contraband smokers more likely to use illicit drugs: Study

Teens who smoke contraband or illegally procured cigarettes are more likely to use illicit drugs, a new study has warned.

E-cigarettes use rising among US teenagers: Survey

While use of cigarettes, alcohol and abuse of pain relievers among US teenagers has declined since 2013, use of e-cigarettes has gone up considerably, a survey says.

E-cigarettes not as addictive as tobacco counterparts

Scientists have found that E-cigarettes are less addictive for smokers than cigarettes containing tobacco.

Cancer survivor writes to PM for ban on loose cigarettes

 A former Customs Commissioner, who lost his speech due to throat cancer after prolonged tobacco use, has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to reconsider the proposal to ban sale of loose cigarettes, amid reports that the move is likely to be put on hold.

Cancer survivor writes to PM for ban on loose cigarettes

A former Customs Commissioner from Mumbai, who lost speech and a part of his tongue due to throat cancer after prolong tobacco use, has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking ban loose on cigarettes, amid reports that the Centre's proposed move is likely to be put on hold.

Why some smokers get back to smoking after kicking the butt

 A new study has examined that brain activity in humans predict chances of relapsing after people quit smoking.

Omega-3 can help curb smoking addiction

A new study has revealed that Omega-3, an economical and easily available dietary supplement with almost no side effects, can help reduce smoking.

Consumption of beedis higher than cigarettes: Nadda

The consumption of beedis is higher than that of cigarettes in the age group of 15 years and above, Health Minister J.P. Nadda told parliament Friday.

PMK welcomes steps for curbing smoking

NDA ally PMK, which has been campaigning against liquor and tobacco use, on Thursday welcomed the Centre's proposed steps to curb smoking, but expressed doubts over success since their implementation lay with the state governments.

Government moves to ban sale of loose cigarettes
Government moves to ban sale of loose cigarettes

Sale of loose cigarettes in India could be banned and the minimum age for selling tobacco products raised as the Health Ministry has moved a proposal to the Cabinet to this effect.

Smoking e-cigs can considerably reduce tobacco cravings

 A new research has demonstrated that e-cigarettes successfully reduce cravings for tobacco cigarettes, with only minimal side effects.

How rotten eggs could help smokers kick the butt

A new study has revealed that certain kinds of conditioning applied during sleep could induce us to change our behavior.

Menthol and nicotine harmful for lungs: Study

Neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) have found that menthol acts in combination with nicotine to desensitise receptors in lungs' airways that are responsible for nicotine's irritation.

US: E-cigarette use rising in high school kids

  Use of electronic cigarettes by high school students tripled over three years, according to a new US government report released.

Learn lessons to quit smoking during sleep

Some of our brain regions remain active even during slumber and researchers have found that certain conditioning during sleep can change behaviour such as quitting smoking or giving up other addictions.