With immediate effect, all Kerala government employees, including teaching and non-teaching staff in educational institutions, will face disciplinary action if they are found smoking, drunk or using intoxicants during office hours.
Public health researchers have called for the sale of tobacco to be phased out by 2040, showing that with sufficient political support, a tobacco-free world could be possible in less than three decades.
British MPs have voted in favour of introducing standardised packaging for cigarettes in the UK to prevent people from taking up smoking, drawing immediate threats of legal action from the country's tobacco industry.
A new study has revealed that bans don't help smokers quit smoking as rules governing enclosed public places don't inspire enough of them to smoke less behind their own closed doors or maybe even quit altogether.
Once widely used throughout Bangladesh as a cheaper -- and perhaps healthier -- smoking alternative, the good old hookah is now turning into an antique piece owing to changing lifestyles and social mores.
Shocked by death of former Home Minister R R Patil due to oral cancer linked to chewing of tobacco, Maharashtra Health Minister Dr Deepak Sawant today said the government will take steps to curb its consumption.