Tag: Tobacco

WHO Tobacco Cessation Consortium
Global Tobacco Cessation: At WHO Summit, Policy leader Charudutta expounds need to wipe out the epidemic

A WHO report has established that every year, tobacco costs the world 600 million trees, 20 lakh hectares of land, 22 billion tonnes of water. In addition to this, it releases 84 million tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere which is equivalent to one-fifth of what is produced by the airline industry.

  • Friday, 28 October 2022
Health Ministry notifies new specified warnings for tobacco products
Health Ministry notifies new specified warnings for tobacco products

Those manufactured, imported or packaged on or after December 1, 2023 will display another image with the textual health warning 'TOBACCO USERS DIE YOUNGER'.

  • Friday, 29 July 2022
World No Tobacco Day: Doctors call for deglamorising smoking
World No Tobacco Day: Doctors call for deglamorising smoking

On the occasion of the World No Tobacco Day, the doctors underlined the need to enhance awareness on the ill-effects of smoking and chewing tobacco.

  • Tuesday, 31 May 2022
World No Tobacco Day: More youngsters turn to killer tobacco 
World No Tobacco Day: More youngsters turn to killer tobacco 

Tobacco is a prominent cause of heart disease, cardiovascular disease, lung disease and brain stroke.

  • Tuesday, 31 May 2022
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Fake tobacco manufacturing unit busted in Jagatsinghpur

Jagatsinghpur: Police busted a fake zarda (chewing tobacco) manufacturing unit and arrested one person involved in the racket from Kendal village in the district on Saturday. The accused has been identified as Pramod Sahu. Acting on a tip-off,a special police team conducted raid on the unit at Kendal village late night yesterday. Huge quantity of […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Biren Banerjee
'Odisha has highest number of oral cancer patients in the world'

Bhubaneswar: Tobacco is the single most studied cause which leads to cancer and Odisha is the biggest example as it has the highest number of oral cancer patients in the world as per the new oral cancer detection method, said Biren Banerjee, MD of in-DNA Life Science Ptv Ltd, today. Discussing the topic ‘The Current scenario […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Nicotine vaping on rise among US teenagers: Survey

New York: While tobacco use has been effectively controlled among US teenagers, nicotine vaping has almost doubled among high school students from 11 per cent in 2017 to 20.9 in 2018 leading a large number back to nicotine use and addiction, a survey has found. “Vaping is reversing hard-fought declines in the number of adolescents […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
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E-cigarette use among US youth becomes an 'epidemic'

Chicago: Just days after the US city of Chicago took eight online retailers to court for illegally selling e-cigarettes to underage residents, federal agencies confirmed astonishing increases in nationwide youth use of e-cigarettes. According to the 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey, released on Thursday by US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centres for […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Vaping may not stain teeth: Study

London: E-cigarettes and tobacco heating products cause significantly less staining to teeth than conventional cigarettes, a new study has found. While cigarette smoke caused significant enamel discolouration, vapour from the e-cigarettes and aerosol from the tobacco heating products caused only minimal staining. These next generation products do not involve combustion; the vapour and aerosol they […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Tobacco display bans effective in reducing smoking in children

London: Removing displays of tobacco products from shops may have reduced the proportion of children buying cigarettes by 17 per cent, claimed a new research. The findings, based on the analysis of the impact of the 2015 tobacco display ban in England, revealed that the percentage of children who smoked regularly fell to 40 per […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Smoking parents may be exposing kids to second-hand smoke

New York: Parents smoking in front of their kids usually believe that there is no presence of tobacco smoke in the air. However, they may be wrong as the dangers of second-hand smoking might still affect the young ones, says a study. The study, published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research, stated that parents […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Philip Morris to fund fight against illegal cigarette trade in India

New Delhi: With illicit cigarettes capturing a fifth of the Indian cigarette market, a global tobacco major has said it will fund proposals under its $100 million global initiative to support third-party projects dedicated to the fight against illegal trade. Philip Morris International (PMI), the makers of Marlboro cigarettes, established its PMI Impact initiative to support […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
E-cigarettes may be as harmful as smoking

New York: Electronic cigarettes loaded with nicotine-based liquid are potentially as harmful as tobacco cigarettes when it comes to cancer causing DNA damage, new research has found. Electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that heat up liquid and turn it into an aerosol vapour that can be inhaled. Using e-cigarettes is also called ‘vaping’. […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Do not support use of tobacco: Hookah bars to NGT

New Delhi: Restaurants and bars in the city, which permit hookah smoking, have told the National Green Tribunal that they do not support the use of tobacco of any kind within their premises. The restaurants and bars, in pursuance to the notices issued to them, informed a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Reduce menace of tobacco consumption: Modi

New Delhi: Prime minister Narendra Modi today said that the ‘World No Tobacco Day’ is a day to “reaffirm our commitment” to reduce the menace of tobacco consumption. “World No Tobacco Day reminds us of the harms associated with tobacco consumption and a day to reaffirm our commitment to reduce this menace,” he said in […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021