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Ban on public smoking could reduce harmful effects on health, says study

Ban on public smoking could reduce harmful effects on health, says study

Exposure decreased across all locations surveyed, beyond the workplaces and hospitality settings covered by the 2011 legislation.

Include all tobacco products in demerit goods category: Experts

Include all tobacco products in demerit goods category: Experts

The World Health Organisation has said that taxation is clearly the best way to tackle the tobacco epidemic.

22 percent of TV programmes depict tobacco use: Government study

Nearly 22 per cent of television programmes in India depict tobacco use and 71 per cent of these were broadcast when children and adolescents may have been watching even as an estimated one million deaths in the country are linked to tobacco

Smoking in public areas now restricted as per Australian state's new laws!

Smoking in public areas now restricted as per Australian state's new laws!

As per the laws, anyone seen smoking within 10 metres of these visitor facilities will have to pay a fine of 243 Australian dollars ($185).

Want to keep your teeth healthy? Avoid these habits!

Want to keep your teeth healthy? Avoid these habits!

Who doesn't want to have healthy teeth? Well, everyone does and for that one needs to take proper care of them.

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.

Russia to ban cigarette sale 'to anyone born after 2015'

Russia to ban cigarette sale 'to anyone born after 2015'

A Kremlin spokesman said such a ban would need serious consideration and consultation with other Ministries. 

Share Bazaar : Cabinet's decision on ban of FDI on tobacco to effect Indian market today

Cabinet's decision on ban of FDI on tobacco to effect Indian market today. Watch complete news story of Share Bazaar Live and stay updated with the latest trends and statistics in the stock market, commodity market and share market!

70 million Indian women consume smokeless tobacco, many to kill hunger

70 million Indian women consume smokeless tobacco, many to kill hunger

A whopping 70 million Indian women above age 15 use smokeless tobacco (SLT), which alone constitutes 63 per cent of the world's SLT consumption, according to a Union Health Ministry report on SLT.

India ranked 3rd in pictorial warnings on tobacco products

India ranked 3rd in pictorial warnings on tobacco products

The Cigarette Package Health Warnings International Status Report was released on the fourth day of the World Health Organisation's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) Conference of the Parties (COP 7) by the Canadian Cancer Society.

Smoking of hookahs to be monitored as part of anti-tobacco move: WHO FCTC

Smoking of hookahs to be monitored as part of anti-tobacco move: WHO FCTC

Aiming to curb consumption of tobacco among the youth at an early stage, the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) has urged its 180 member nations to monitor waterpipe (Indian hookah) tobacco use through a national surveillance system to cover all age groups.

Yoga helps tobacco addicts quit nicotine products: Study

Yoga helps tobacco addicts quit nicotine products: Study

A new study have found that nearly eighty-five per cent of tobacco addicts can quit the habit of consuming nicotine products just by doing yoga and meditation.

Committed to every plan and programme to curb tobacco use and diseases caused by it: JP Nadda

Committed to every plan and programme to curb tobacco use and diseases caused by it: JP Nadda

Nadda also said WHO FCTC rules are the strongest tool to curb the tobacco use in the world.

Osteoporosis: Reasons why men can also get the disease!

Osteoporosis, which causes bones to become weak and brittle, affects more women because they tend to have thinner bones than men.

GST Council to slap 40% 'sin tax' on tobacco products?

GST Council to slap 40% 'sin tax' on tobacco products?

Consumer Voice, a voluntary action group, on Sunday urged the GST Council to levy the highest, "sin tax" of 40 percent on all forms of tobacco products, including cigarettes, beedis and smokeless tobacco.

Head and neck cancer: What increases your risk, prevention tips!

The main factors that increase the risk of head and neck cancers are smoking and alcohol consumption.

New treatment to beat nicotine addiction a step closer

Researchers have crystallised and determined the 3D structure of a protein that could help them develop new treatments by understanding nicotine's molecular effects.

Tobacco farmers seek participation in WHO summit

The International Tobacco Growers Association (ITGA) on Thursday urged the World Health Organization (WHO) to allow their participation in the upcoming 7th Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).

Unable to quit smoking? Go talk to a nurse!

It may sound strange, but that's what the researchers found helpful, when they looked at the quit rates of 1,528 patients, who were discharged from the hospital after six months.