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FM reminds Biocon chief of govt's fiscal steps on growth revival

To a suggestion by Shaw that Sitharaman should rather announce some fiscal measures to support growth, the Minister responded that she has been speaking about the economic measures taken by he government regularly.

Sep 19, 2019, 14:27 PM IST

What is an e-cigarette, why is it harmful and why has it been banned. All you need to know

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave an approval to ban electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes. The production, manufacturing, import/export, transport, sale, distribution, storage and advertising related to e-cigarettes have been banned with immediate effect.

Sep 18, 2019, 16:03 PM IST

India bans e-cigarettes in setback for Juul, Philip Morris

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told a media briefing that an executive order will be passed to ban the products, which the government believes will advance tobacco control efforts in the country.

Sep 18, 2019, 15:54 PM IST

Govt bans e-cigarettes and e-hookas, announces jail term and fine for violations

In a major decision, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday decided to ban production, export, import and distribution of e-cigarettes. 

Sep 18, 2019, 15:34 PM IST

WHO calls for increased global action against tobacco

Although tobacco use has declined in most countries and regions, population growth means the total number of people using tobacco has remained stubbornly high.

Jul 29, 2019, 17:36 PM IST

Vaping may impair mucus clearance from airways: Study

The study, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, found that exposing human airway cells to e-cigarette vapour containing nicotine in culture resulted in a decreased ability to move mucus or phlegm across the surface. This phenomenon is called "mucociliary dysfunction".

Jun 07, 2019, 12:37 PM IST

Warning: Using e-cigarettes can harm your liver, says study

The researchers collected liver samples, and looked at genes in the liver affected by e-cigarettes using a technique called RNA sequence analysis.

Mar 19, 2018, 16:54 PM IST

Study associates e-cigarettes with increased risk of pneumonia

The study published in the European Respiratory Journal did not directly compare vaping's effect to that of smoking tobacco cigarettes.

Feb 08, 2018, 10:26 AM IST

Teens who use e-cigarettes more likely to start smoking: Study

It is the largest study to date to estimate the impact between alternative tobacco use and the subsequent start of conventional cigarette smoking in youth.

Jan 16, 2018, 14:19 PM IST

Which is worse – E-cigarettes or conventional cigarettes?

According to the recently published study, people who have been wanting to quit cigarettes can also switch to ENDS which is gradually much lesser harmful.

Jan 08, 2018, 14:20 PM IST

E-cigarettes may help smokers quit, says study

In the pilot study published, researchers evaluated e-cigarettes in terms of usage, product preference, changes in smoking behaviours and nicotine exposure.

Dec 30, 2017, 14:00 PM IST

Smoking e-cigarettes during pregnancy could cause birth defects

 E-cigarettes pose health risks despite being widely considered a safer alternative to tobacco cigarettes. Researchers exposed frog embryos and samples of mammalian neural crest cells to saline infused with e-cigarette vapour.


Nov 19, 2017, 16:40 PM IST

Researchers link use of e-cigarettes in teens with cigarette smoking later

 The study only looked at smoking initiation related to e-cigarettes and not the possible impact of e-cigarettes on smoking cessation.

Oct 30, 2017, 16:32 PM IST

Vapes, e-cigarettes as bad as cigarettes: Study

New research challenges the concept that switching to e-cigarettes is a healthier alternative.

Oct 22, 2017, 19:15 PM IST

Switching to e-cigarettes could reduce mortality rate, says study

A death is notched up as premature when a person departs before their expected age — say 75 or 80 depending on the country — and is usually preventable through a healthier lifestyle.

Oct 03, 2017, 14:58 PM IST

Are e-cigarettes safe for teens? It may double the risk of tobacco smoking

E-cigarettes can contain nicotine but not many of the harmful substances produced by smoking tobacco such as tar or carbon monoxide. 

Sep 18, 2017, 18:05 PM IST

E-cigarettes elevate heart attack, stroke risk

Researchers, including those from Karolinska Institute in Sweden, found that there was a significant increase in heart rate and blood pressure in the volunteers who were exposed to e-cigarettes containing nicotine.

Sep 11, 2017, 16:51 PM IST

E-cigarette ban: Experts warn of harmful consequences for smokers – Read

Some states in India, including Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Punjab, Maharashtra and Kerala, have prohibited sales of e-cigarettes, while tobacco cigarettes remain legal.

Sep 03, 2017, 17:02 PM IST

Smokers rejoice! E-cigarettes can help you kick the butt

The study suggest that e-cigarettes may provide a safer alternative to smokers than the traditional cigarettes.

Apr 28, 2017, 18:14 PM IST

Smokers, take note! E-cigarettes can also lead to cancer

Benzene, a component of gasoline, has been linked to a number of diseases, including leukemia and bone marrow failure.It is found in urban air because of industrial emissions and unburned gasoline in exhaust and fuel tank leakages.

Mar 09, 2017, 09:50 AM IST