Tobacco

New set of pictures with helpline number released for tobacco products

New set of pictures with helpline number released for tobacco products

The Ministry for Health and Family Welfare has issued new sets of specified health warnings to be used on all tobacco products.

Apr 05, 2018, 23:47 PM IST
Pierce Brosnan says he was 'cheated' by Indian pan masala brand

Pierce Brosnan says he was 'cheated' by Indian pan masala brand

Pierce Brosnan has alleged that a pan masala brand kept him in the dark about the "hazardous" nature of the product.

Mar 15, 2018, 11:52 AM IST
Tobacco industry makes over USD 9,000 with every smoker's death: Report

Tobacco industry makes over USD 9,000 with every smoker's death: Report

The increase in tobacco-related disease and death has been outpaced by the increase in industry profits.

Mar 13, 2018, 17:41 PM IST
Teens who use e-cigarettes more likely to start smoking: Study

Teens who use e-cigarettes more likely to start smoking: Study

It is the largest study to date to estimate the impact between alternative tobacco use and the subsequent start of conventional cigarette smoking in youth.

Jan 16, 2018, 14:19 PM IST
One cigarette is enough to make you an addict, says study

One cigarette is enough to make you an addict, says study

The findings from over 215,000 survey respondents provide strong support for prioritizing efforts to reduce cigarette experimentation among adolescents.

Jan 10, 2018, 17:49 PM IST
SC keeps 'health first', says warnings to cover 85% of a tobacco pack

SC keeps 'health first', says warnings to cover 85% of a tobacco pack

The Supreme Court on Monday put on hold a lower court`s order that quashed central government rules mandating larger health warnings on tobacco packages, in a setback for the country`s $11 billion tobacco industry. 

Jan 09, 2018, 13:53 PM IST
Scientists identify the root of nicotine addiction, may lead to new treatments

Scientists identify the root of nicotine addiction, may lead to new treatments

Nicotine is a stimulant that works by binding to receptors widely distributed throughout the brain.

Dec 28, 2017, 20:41 PM IST
Expecting mothers, take note! Here's how exposure to smoke during pregnancy can harm your baby

Expecting mothers, take note! Here's how exposure to smoke during pregnancy can harm your baby

The team conducted a study on 376 newborns and obtained detailed information from parents about smoking exposure during pregnancy and in the home at three and 15 months of age.

Dec 07, 2017, 12:59 PM IST
Over 50% teens believe smoking cuts stress, gives them a 'cool' reputation: Survey

Over 50% teens believe smoking cuts stress, gives them a 'cool' reputation: Survey

The survey showed that over 52 percent teenagers believed that smoking helps increase concentration levels.

Dec 04, 2017, 20:09 PM IST
US tobacco firms to publish anti-smoking ads in dailies

US tobacco firms to publish anti-smoking ads in dailies

The accusations were based on a special law called the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organisations Act (RICO), initially promulgated to combat organised crime groups like the mafia.

Nov 23, 2017, 19:00 PM IST
Cigars as harmful as cigarettes, says study

Cigars as harmful as cigarettes, says study

Researchers find that the level of nicotine found in small cigar smoke is similar to or greater than cigarette smoke.

Nov 23, 2017, 14:10 PM IST
Rise in smoking-related illnesses urges Australia to sue tobacco industry

Rise in smoking-related illnesses urges Australia to sue tobacco industry

An estimated 2.6 million adult Australians were smokers in 2014, and smoking remains the country's leading preventable cause of death and disease.

Nov 20, 2017, 11:13 AM IST
Women find it harder to quit smoking, study explains why

Women find it harder to quit smoking, study explains why

The researchers set up a 13-week experiment during which they administered nicotine-infused water to mice.

Nov 02, 2017, 12:32 PM IST
PM Modi's Jan Dhan Yojna helps villagers cut down on alcohol, tobacco consumption, says SBI report

PM Modi's Jan Dhan Yojna helps villagers cut down on alcohol, tobacco consumption, says SBI report

The SBI report further said that the states with more number of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Accounts have witnessed rural inflation at lower levels.

Oct 16, 2017, 12:03 PM IST
E-cigarette ban: Experts warn of harmful consequences for smokers – Read

E-cigarette ban: Experts warn of harmful consequences for smokers – Read

Some states in India, including Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Punjab, Maharashtra and Kerala, have prohibited sales of e-cigarettes, while tobacco cigarettes remain legal.

Sep 03, 2017, 17:02 PM IST
E-cigarettes may promote smoking among teenagers

E-cigarettes may promote smoking among teenagers

The research, published in the journal Tobacco Control, surveyed 2,836 adolescents from 20 schools in England.

Aug 18, 2017, 23:17 PM IST
Social media as addictive as tobacco, says Jennifer Aniston

Social media as addictive as tobacco, says Jennifer Aniston

Actor Jennifer Aniston said she believes the addiction of social media is akin to that of tobacco.

Aug 16, 2017, 10:37 AM IST

Shatrughan Sinha demands ban on tobacco items with liquor

Senior BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha on Saturday sought a ban on consumption of tobacco products along with prohibiting liquor to protect people from dreaded diseases like cancer which a study says would be the greatest killer in the world by 2020.

Aug 12, 2017, 19:06 PM IST
Three pillars for longer life span have been established! - Know what they are

Three pillars for longer life span have been established! - Know what they are

As per the study, people who quit smoking, reduce weight and refrain from heavy alcohol intake are likely to live seven years longer in good health than the general population.

Jul 21, 2017, 16:26 PM IST
WHO calls for more tobacco control worldwide to save lives

WHO calls for more tobacco control worldwide to save lives

In a latest report on the global tobacco epidemic, the WHO said about 4.7 billion people, or 63 per cent of the world's population, are covered today by at least one comprehensive tobacco control measure. 

Jul 20, 2017, 15:32 PM IST