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GST Council hikes cess on cigarette to offset makers' windfall

GST Council hikes cess on cigarette to offset makers' windfall

The GST Council on Monday hiked cess on cigarettes to take away the "windfall" manufacturers were reaping due to an anomaly that crept in after the GST rate fixation, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Monday.

Sikh stabbed to death in US for refusing to sell cigarettes

Jagjeet Singh, who was a clerk at the Hatch Food and Gas convenience store, came to the US 18 months ago and stayed with his sister and brother-in-law in Modesto.

Smokers rejoice! E-cigarettes can help you kick the butt

Smokers rejoice! E-cigarettes can help you kick the butt

The study suggest that e-cigarettes may provide a safer alternative to smokers than the traditional cigarettes.

Items getting costlier and cheaper from April 1 – Here's the list

Items getting costlier and cheaper from April 1 – Here's the list

From the next fiscal year, that is from today, a lot of things of your daily needs as well as things of your comfort are going to get dearer.

Researchers come up with method to measure potentially damaging cigarette smoke radicals

Researchers come up with method to measure potentially damaging cigarette smoke radicals

Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

E-cigarettes may increase risk of cardiovascular diseases, says study

E-cigarettes may increase risk of cardiovascular diseases, says study

E-cigarettes may not be as harmless as believed, but a new study has revealed that regular vapers may increase the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases.

Budget 2017 impact: Cigarettes, tobacco, mobiles assembled in India to turn dearer

Budget 2017 impact: Cigarettes, tobacco, mobiles assembled in India to turn dearer

Smokers and tobacco consumers will have to pay more for their indulgence as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley continued with the crackdown on cigarettes, bidis and tobacco products by increasing taxes in the Budget 2017-18.

E-cigarettes may be luring low-risk youth to tobacco

E-cigarettes may be luring low-risk youth to tobacco

E-cigarettes -- seen as responsible for a decline in cigarette smoking among the youth -- are actually attracting a new population of adolescents who might not otherwise have smoked tobacco products, researchers warned.

Vapers urge WHO to back safer products for smokers

Vapers urge WHO to back safer products for smokers

Vapers on Wednesday called on the World Health Organisation to allow the world's one billion smokers to have equal access to safer alternatives to cigarettes such as the electronic cigarettes they smoke.

Smoking one pack daily can cause 150 mutations in lung cells, claims study

Individuals who smoke one packet of cigarettes a day develop an average of 150 extra mutations in their lungs every year, researchers have warned.

E-cigarettes can reduce burden of smoking-related deaths in India

Use of electronic cigarettes has helped 6.1 million smokers in the European Union to quit smoking, according to a 2014 study that analysed data involving a representative sample of nearly 28,000 Europeans.

E-cigarettes can help kick the habit, say Indian researchers

More than one million Indians reportedly die annually because of smoking, making it the fourth leading cause of death due to non-communicable diseases (NCD) in the country.

Strawberry flavour increases toxicity in e-cigarettes

Are you addicted to flavoured e-cigarettes? If so, then think again before you use them.

E-cigarettes can help eliminate smoking in 30 years: Research

 Smoking, which can cause several ailments including cancer, can soon become a thing of the past if quality and diversity of vaping products continue to increase, and costs continue to fall, economists have estimated.

Why smoking puts you at increase risk of oral diseases

Puffing cigarettes can increase the likelihood that certain bacteria will not only set up camp but will build a fortified city in the mouth and fight against the immune system, thereby making you vulnerable to oral diseases, new research suggests.

ITC resumes cigarette production

ITC resumes cigarette production

Diversified group ITC Sunday said there is "progressive resumption" of production at its cigarette factories, which was suspended from May 4 over the large pictorial warning issue.

ITC shuts cigarette factories to comply with 85% pictorial warnings

ITC shuts cigarette factories to comply with 85% pictorial warnings

Diversified group ITC Thursday said its cigarette factories have been shut since yesterday and will remain so till the time it is able to comply with "interim requirements" of 85 percent pictorial warnings.

Bizarre! Smoking dead scorpions new fave for Pakistani addicts?

Bizarre! Smoking dead scorpions new fave for Pakistani addicts?

Sohbat, who started smoking dead scorpions at the age of 20, used to buy them from a vendor at Jalil Kabab house for just Rs1 or 2.

Withdraw 85% warning regulation on tobacco products: Retailers

Micro retailers selling cigarettes and other tobacco products on Tuesday demanded withdrawal of the government's order to increase the size of graphic warning to 85 per cent on packets.

Pregnant mom who smokes risks altering baby's DNA

If you can't keep your hands off cigarettes while pregnant, then you may be altering the DNA of your developing foetus as a new study suggests that maternal smoking during pregnancy leaves its lasting mark on the child's genetic make-up.