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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.

Himachal Pradesh to ban sale of loose cigarettes

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 21:01

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.

Reynolds American to buy Lorillard for $27.4 bn

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 18:57

US tobacco giant Reynolds American will buy smaller rival Lorillard in a USD 27.4 billion cash-and-stock deal, the companies said Tuesday.

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.

Harsh Vardhan for alternatives to tobacco cultivation

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 20:36

Government today debunked the notion that a decline in smoking would affect tobacco growers and pressed upon exploring other viable alternatives to tobacco cultivation.

Curbs on tobacco products sale near Kerala schools

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 19:02

No shop within a 500-metre radius of schools in Kerala can now sell tobacco products, said a state minister.

Union Budget 2014: IT rates unchanged; sops to small, marginal assessees in Bud

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 14:34

The Budget for 2014-15 Thursday left income tax rates unchanged but provided sops to small and marginal assesses by raising the threshold exemption limit from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 2.5 lakh and investments under 80C by Rs 50,000 to Rs 1.5 lakh while promising not to bring tax changes with retrospective effect.

Hookah smoking just as dangerous as cigarettes: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 15:42

A recent study has claimed that the belief of many young adults that they can replace cigarette with hookah as its not harmful to their health is wrong.

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.

Pope to legalising recreational drugs: Just say no

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 18:38

Pope Francis condemned the legalisation of recreational drugs as a flawed and failed experiment today, lending his voice to a debate which is raging from the US to Uruguay and beyond.

World No Tobacco Day: Top scientists warn WHO not to stub out e-cigarettes

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 04:56

A group of 53 leading scientists has warned the World Health Organisation not to classify e-cigarettes as tobacco products, arguing that doing so would jeopardise a major opportunity to slash disease and deaths caused by smoking.