Jammu and Kashmir
Monday, May 20, 2013
New York may raise age for buying cigarettes
New York, where at least 20,000 teenagers in public high schools smoke, may become the first major c...
Modi writes to states to increase tax on tobacco products
Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi wrote to finance minister of all states to take a cue from B...
Five children suffocate to death in China
Five children suffocated to death Monday in a deserted house that was being used to cure tobacco in ...
HC asks Assam govt to file affidavit on gutkha ban
Guwahati HC has issued a notice to commissioner and secretary of health asking him to file an affida...
Students stage anti-tobacco rally in Dehradun
Students of various educational institutions staged an anti-tobacco awareness rally here on Tuesday.
SC asks Centre to regulate tobacco advertisements at shops
The Supreme Court on Thursday paved the way for the Centre to regulate the rules on advertisement of...
Odisha bans use of `gutkha`, chewing tobacco
Odisha government on Tuesday announced a state-wide ban on the manufacture, sale and use of guthka a...
`Delhi govt to bring stringent anti-tobacco laws`
Stressing on the need to increase awarenesses among masses about ill-effects of tobacco, Delhi Healt...
HC rejects traders` plea to sell tobacco near schools, colleges
A plea against the ban on sale of tobacco products within a radius of 100 yards from educational ins...
Gutkha ban `discriminatory`, cigarettes still sold: STA
With 14 state governments banning gutkha, an association working for the welfare of smokeless tobacc...
Bihar to launch vigorous drive against tobacco: Sushil Kumar Modi
With more than half of Bihar`s population consuming harmful tobacco and its products, the state gove...
Stricter pictorial warning for tobacco products
Government has notified new, stricter pictorial warnings for smoking and smokeless forms of tobacco ...
Andhra farmers concerned over WHO convention on tobacco
A meeting of tobacco farmers opposed to certain draft recommendations allegedly made by the working...
VAT on kerosene reduced; tobacco products to be costlier
The Jharkhand government has reduced value added tax VAT on kerosene from 5% to 2% while the VAT on ...
Seven fined in Jammu for smoking in public places
Authorities in Jammu have penalised seven persons after they were found smoking in a public place in...
Bombay HC upholds ban on gutka, pan masala
The court ordered the state government not to destroy the seized gutka pouches till September 25, so...
Ban on gutka in Delhi comes into effect
A blanket ban on manufacturing, sale, storage and display of all gutka products in the national capi...
Chandy writes to Jaya on smuggling of tobacco products
Oommen Chandy has sought help from, J Jayalalithaa to see that smuggling of tobacco products from ei...
US court rejects graphic health warnings on cigar
Australia has gone a step further by banning tobacco companies from printing their logos on the ciga...
Decide on tobacco products ban plea: HC to Delhi
The city government was asked on Wednesday by the Delhi High Court to examine and decide in two week...
Saudi Arabia bans smoking in most public places
The ban includes smoking of water-pipes, or shishas, and prohibits selling tobacco to those under th...
Tobacco consumption to be curbed in Amritsar
Consumption of tobacco in the holy town of Sikhs may lead to paying of penalty on the spot.
UP: Noida village bans tobacco sale, use
In a first of its kind, a village council in this Uttar Pradesh district Sunday decided to ban sale ...
Himachal govt bans Gutka, pan masala products
Himachal Pradesh government on Friday announced a ban on the manufacture and sale of gutka and paan ...
Jagannath Temple to punish employees who smoke
To ensure cleanliness in the 12th century shrine at Puri, Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA)...
`Law can’t stop people consuming liquor, tobacco`
No law can deter people from consuming alcohol and tobacco products, a Rajasthan minister said.
MP bans Gutka products containing tobacco
With increasing number of mouth cancer cases in the country, Madhya Pradesh has become the first s...
J&K govt`s move to hike VAT on tobacco products
The Jammu and Kashmir chapter of anti-tobacco NGO VHAI welcomed the state government`s move to hike ...
Blame oral sex not tobacco for throat cancer
Scientists have warned that a virus that spreads during oral sex is now the main cause of throat can...
Principals, Sarpanch can challan tobacco sellers
Heads of educational institutions including school principals, proctors and university vice-chance...
Now, drug from tobacco plant to help fight HIV
The tobacco plants are genetically to produce an antibody called P2G12.
Implement tobacco sale law: Delhi HC to police
Delhi HC has directed the police to enforce law which prohibits sale of tobacco within a radius of 1...
CMs of 11 states to support anti-tobacco drive
Chief Ministers of 11 states have pledged their support to Voice of Tobacco Victims (VOTV), a nation...
Army to cut down alcohol, tobacco consumption at high altitude
Alcohol and guthka consumption has been high among the troops over the years.
New anti-tobacco warnings inadequate: Health activists
They say a picture is worth a thousands words. But if the opinion of health activists is anything to...
Smoking could kill 8 million a year by 2030: WHO
Tobacco will kill nearly 6 mn people this year, including 600,000 non-smokers.
Smoking could kill 8 million a year by 2030: WHO
Tobacco will kill nearly six million people this year, including 600,000 non-smokers, WHO said.
Rallies, public events mark World No Tobacco Day in Delhi
Government agencies, NGOs and corporates sought to enhance awareness against tobacco use which could...
Mumbai cabbies say no to tobacco
More than 50,000 taxi drivers here lent their support to the `Smoke Free Mumbai` campaign on World N...
World Anti-Tobacco Day observed in India
Anti-Tobacco Day was observed on Tuesday across the country.
China should use state monopoly for tobacco control: WHO
China is the world`s largest cigarette producer and consumer.
J&K: Students take out rally against use of tobacco
Uniform-clad students, carrying placards and banners, took out a march on the Residency Road, the co...
More smokers want to quit after harsh pictorial warnings
Fourteen percent adults in India currently smoke tobacco.
Dubai to stop cigarette sale on World No Tobacco Day
Dubai has urged traders not to sell cigarettes for at least 24 hours on the occasion of World No Tob...
WHO urges countries to tackle tobacco epidemic
Globally, nearly six million people die each year from tobacco use and exposure to second-hand smoke...
Doctors launch campaign for a tobacco-free Bangalore
The campaign is to drive home the message of avoiding tobacco.
Govt announces `Tobacco free Gujarat` campaign across state
Gujarat Health Minister Jaynarayan Vyas announced that `Tobacco Free Gujarat` campaign would now c...
Harsher pictorial warnings on tobacco products from Dec 1
Gory graphics of cancer-affected lungs and mouth to be featured.
Government will soon notify new pictorial warnings on tobacco products. Do you think the step will h...
Here`s some facts on Tobacco use
There are 1.1 billion people in the world, and up to 1/3 of the adult population who use tobacco.
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