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Himachal to ban sale of loose cigarettes

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.

Oral cancer claims one life every six hours in India

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 11:21

One person dies every six hours due to oral cancer in the country, signalling an alarming rise in the incidence of the disease, according to a top orthodontist.

Even `third-hand` smoke kills

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 19:26

Have you finally amended your habits and stopped smoking inside the house to protect your kids from exposure to second-hand smoke? That may not be good enough!

Smokers at higher suicide risk: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 15:07

Irrespective of whether they are suffering from psychiatric disorders or not, cigarette smokers are more likely to commit suicide than people who do not smoke, a study shows.

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.

Social networks abuzz after hike in tobacco duty

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 22:17

Thursday took to the social media to either applaud the finance minister`s move to hike excise duty on cigarettes and tobacco products or to vent their ire against the proposal.

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.

Healthy lifestyle can help you stay 10 years younger

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 11:43

An individual who smokes, drinks a lot, is physically inactive and has an unhealthy diet has 2.5 fold higher mortality risk than someone who leads a healthy lifestyle, new research says.