In 'dry' state of Bihar, men consume more alcohol than people in Goa, Maharashtra, shows govt survey

Telangana tops the chart in alcohol consumption followed by Sikkim, Manipur and Goa. The percentage of alcohol consumption in 15+ population in northeastern states is much higher in Mizoram, Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura.

Dec 16, 2020, 12:29 PM IST

This Indian state mandates jobs for 'non-smokers' only, requires declaration from applicants

The Jharkhand government has made it mandatory for its employees to file affidavits stating that they will not consume tobacco in any form.

Dec 04, 2020, 09:33 AM IST

Jharkhand bans 11 brands of pan masala for one year to protect public health

A total of 11 brands, including leading ones, failed to qualify the standards.

May 08, 2020, 21:12 PM IST

Most cancers can be cured if detected early: Minister

Members suggested raising tax on tobacco items, ensuring affordable treatment and setting up early detection centres at districts to battle cancer which they said had emerged as a major killer in the country.

Aug 01, 2019, 17:07 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

Cigarette butts significantly damage plant growth

Cigarette butts -- the most common form of litter on the planet -- significantly reduce plant growth as their presence in the soil affects the germination success and the length of the stem.

Jul 22, 2019, 16:14 PM IST

HIV patients more likely to develop heart diseases

In the statement, published in the Circulation journal, the researchers indicated that the heart disease risk among HIV patients occurs due to interactions between traditional risk factors, such as diet, lifestyle and tobacco use; and HIV-specific risk factors, such as a chronically activated immune system and inflammation characteristic of chronic HIV.

Jun 04, 2019, 14:56 PM IST

Accelerate actions to slash tobacco use across South-East Asian Region: WHO

It also asked its member countries to undertake targeted actions like developing youth-focused anti-tobacco campaigns, increasing the cost of the product and protecting people from its exposure.

May 30, 2019, 15:55 PM IST

'Yellow line' campaign in Chhattisgarh on World No Tobacco Day

The 'Yellow Line Campaign' is aimed at making people aware about the adverse effects of consumption of tobacco and its products, and preventing the young generation from getting addicted to it. 

May 27, 2019, 15:32 PM IST

Passive smoking dangerous for pregnant women, causes stillbirths

An analysis revealed that in Armenia, Indonesia, Jordan, Bangladesh and Nepal more than 50% of pregnant women reported exposure to household secondhand smoke.

Jul 21, 2018, 14:20 PM IST

New set of pictures with helpline number released for tobacco products

The Ministry for Health and Family Welfare has issued new sets of specified health warnings to be used on all tobacco products.

Apr 05, 2018, 23:47 PM IST

Pierce Brosnan says he was 'cheated' by Indian pan masala brand

Pierce Brosnan has alleged that a pan masala brand kept him in the dark about the "hazardous" nature of the product.

Mar 15, 2018, 11:52 AM IST

Tobacco industry makes over USD 9,000 with every smoker's death: Report

The increase in tobacco-related disease and death has been outpaced by the increase in industry profits.

Mar 13, 2018, 17:41 PM 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

One cigarette is enough to make you an addict, says study

The findings from over 215,000 survey respondents provide strong support for prioritizing efforts to reduce cigarette experimentation among adolescents.

Jan 10, 2018, 17:49 PM IST

SC keeps 'health first', says warnings to cover 85% of a tobacco pack

The Supreme Court on Monday put on hold a lower court`s order that quashed central government rules mandating larger health warnings on tobacco packages, in a setback for the country`s $11 billion tobacco industry. 

Jan 09, 2018, 13:53 PM IST

Scientists identify the root of nicotine addiction, may lead to new treatments

Nicotine is a stimulant that works by binding to receptors widely distributed throughout the brain.

Dec 28, 2017, 20:41 PM IST

Expecting mothers, take note! Here's how exposure to smoke during pregnancy can harm your baby

The team conducted a study on 376 newborns and obtained detailed information from parents about smoking exposure during pregnancy and in the home at three and 15 months of age.

Dec 07, 2017, 12:59 PM IST

Over 50% teens believe smoking cuts stress, gives them a 'cool' reputation: Survey

The survey showed that over 52 percent teenagers believed that smoking helps increase concentration levels.

Dec 04, 2017, 20:09 PM IST

US tobacco firms to publish anti-smoking ads in dailies

The accusations were based on a special law called the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organisations Act (RICO), initially promulgated to combat organised crime groups like the mafia.

Nov 23, 2017, 19:00 PM IST