Are e-cigarettes beneficial or cause harm? This is what experts say!

The team also warned that heavy regulation and taxation of e-cigarettes will counteract the benefit that these products can provide.

 Supreme Court to hear plea of tobacco industry against government on Monday

Supreme Court to hear plea of tobacco industry against government on Monday

Supreme Court said on Friday that it will hear petitions related to stringent package warning rules filed by tobacco industry against the government on Monday

Review pictorial warning on beedi packets: Labour Minister to JP Nadda

Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya today urged Health Minister J P Nadda to reconsider the mandated pictorial warnings covering 85 percent of the packaging space on beedi packets, a move that threatens the livelihood of 1.50 crore workers

Delhi govt bans sale of all forms of chewable tobacco

Delhi government has banned all the products of tobacco and the sale and these products will attract heavy fines.

PMO backs Health Ministry on larger pictorial warnings on tobacco packs

Officials in the health ministry maintained it is "firm on anti-tobacco stand" as it is a matter of public interest.

Now, `safer` e-cigarette with tobacco flavour, less harmful smoke

E-cigarettes are believed to be substantially reduced risk compared to cigarettes, and the simple composition of the vapor compared to that of cigarette smoke is an important factor in this.

Discrimination, alcohol, tobacco tied to panic attacks in minorities

Racial and ethnic minorities and women who encounter discriminatory sentiments and actions are more likely to experience panic attacks.

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Chewing paan, tobacco banned at Varanasi's Kashi Vishwanath temple

Chewing paan, tobacco banned at Varanasi's Kashi Vishwanath temple

"Devotees chewing 'paan' (beetle leaf) and 'gutkha' will be denied entry into the Kashi Vishwanath temple here, an official said on Monday.

Beware! E-cigarettes may lead to cancer

Marketed as a safer alternative to conventional tobacco cigarettes, electronic cigarettes could actually damage cells in ways that could lead to cancer, suggests new research.

Nadda launches IT-enabled tool to help quit tobacco

The Centre on Friday launched four IT-based health care initiatives including an audio-based mobile service which will deliver weekly messages to families about pregnancy and child birth, an IT-enabled tool to help quit tobacco, and a dedicated helpline for TB patients.

Here's how graphic cigarettes images can help smokers to quit

This was associated with them thinking their habit was more dangerous and being more likely to consider quitting.

Watch: Man encourages little kid to smoke, latter coughs it out

Watch: Man encourages little kid to smoke, latter coughs it out

The man, carrying a boy on his lap, is seen lighting biddi in child's mouth and encouraging him to smoke it out.

World COPD Day: Short of breath? Get screened for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

If you find it unusually hard to breathe during exercise or just after taking a flight of stairs, better get screened for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a progressive lung disease, suggest doctors.

Over 21 percent use tobacco in Himachal, says minister

 The state has stepped up efforts to sustain the smoke-free status.

Police complaint against Harbhajan Singh for serving tobacco at wedding ceremony: Reports

Police complaint against Harbhajan Singh for serving tobacco at wedding ceremony: Reports

Harbhajan-Basra had tied the nuptial knot on Thursday, October 29, after a nine-year of courtship.

US docs want stronger regulations of e-cigarettes

The AAP has urged the US Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems the same as other tobacco products.

Second-hand smoke kills over 1 lakh people in China: WHO

Second-hand smoke causes more than 100,000 deaths in China annually, the WHO has said as it called on the world's largest tobacco consuming nation to enact a national tobacco control law.

How e-cigarettes, water pipes may lead to increased tobacco use

A recent study has revealed that the use of e-cigarettes and alternative tobacco products may lead to increased tobacco use.

US launches anti-smoking campaign targeting 'hip-hop' teens

'Fresh Empire' is part of the FDA's ongoing efforts to combat tobacco uptake and use among youth.