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Tag: Tobacco

Odisha: Duplicate Zarda Manufacturing Unit, Godown Busted in Khurda; 2 Detained

Khurda: In a major crackdown, teams from the STF and Begunia police busted a duplicate zarda (tobacco) manufacturing unit following a joint raid carried out at Beguniapada village in Khurda district on Saturday. One person has been detained for questioning. Sources said huge quantities of tobacco worth lakhs of rupees and other manufacturing articles, labels […]

CT & GST Raids On Several Odisha Firms: Rs 1 Crore Penalty Collected!

Bhubaneswar: In a major breakthrough, the Enforcement Squad of Odisha CT and GST Wing has collected a whopping Rs 1 crore as penalty from one fraudulent GST registrant of Raruan in Mayurbhanj district for holding unaccounted stock of goods. The registrants Minati Das Adhikari and her son Ritesh have been jointly running their business ranging […]

Tobacco Accelerates COVID-19 Transmission, Warns Health Ministry

New Delhi: Smokers are likely to be more vulnerable to COVID-19 as smoking increases possibility of transmission of virus from hand to mouth, the Union Health Ministry has said, warning that use of tobacco products can increase severity of respiratory infections and make people susceptible to coronavirus. In its document ‘COVID-19 Pandemic and Tobacco Use […]

Nicotine Aids Spread Of Lung Cancer To Brain Leading To Deadly Metastatic Tumours

New York: Researchers have found that nicotine, a non-carcinogenic chemical found in tobacco, actually promotes the spread of lung cancer cells into the brain where they can form deadly metastatic tumours. Smokers are far more likely to develop lung cancer than non-smokers, the study said. “Based on our findings, we don’t think that nicotine replacement […]

Union Health Min Harsh Vardhan Bats For Total Ban On Tobacco, Its Products

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on the World Tobacco Day on Sunday said the battle against tobacco was a personal fight for him and he wanted a total ban on it and its products. “The battle against tobacco is a personal fight for me. As an ENT surgeon, I’ve been the first-hand witness […]

Tobacco smoking potential risk factor for coronavirus: Study

New York: While several studies have highlighted the risks that smoking can have on lung health, a new study has identified tobacco smoking as a potential risk factor for infection of the COVID-19 virus. The current findings, published in the journal American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, suggest that there is an increased […]

Deforestation for coffee production ups malaria risk

Sydney: Researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have estimated that 20 per cent of the malaria risk in deforestation hot spots is driven by the international trade of exports including coffee, cocoa, palm oil, tobacco, beef and cotton. Previous studies have shown deforestation and rainforest disturbances can increase the transmission of malaria by creating conditions […]

E-Cigarettes More Harmful To Heart Than Tobacco: Study

New York: Researchers have found that electronic nicotine delivery systems, such as e-cigarettes might be just as harmful to the heart, than traditional cigarettes. “Our results suggest that e-cigarette use is associated with coronary vascular dysfunction at rest, even in the absence of physiologic stress, these findings indicate the opposite of what e-cigarette and vaping […]

NGO welcomes smoking ban decision in government offices of Goa

Panaji: The National Organisation for Tobacco Eradication on Wednesday welcomed a recent decision of the Goa Health Ministry to declare government offices and buildings in the state tobacco-free. General secretary of the anti-tobacco organisation, Goa-based oncologist Dr Shekhar Salkar said that the ban will “help to curb the proliferation of smoking as well as the […]

Scientist probing if tobacco's native forms less harmful

Chennai: Can indigenous ways of smoking counteract the harm being done by mass-produced cigarettes? Researching the roots of native Fijian tobacco plant ‘suki’ said to originated in Tamil Nadu and smoked in a “roll-up”, a renowned scientist from New Zealand is finding about the similar Indian cheroot. On her visit to India, scientist Marewa Glover […]

Tobacco plant may aid in treating diabetes, arthritis

Toronto: Tobacco plants can be used to produce an anti-inflammatory protein that can have powerful therapeutic potential for treating conditions like Type-2 diabetes, stroke, dementia and arthritis, more effectively and at an affordable price, researchers say. A team from the University of Western Ontario and Lawson Health Research Institute in Canada used tobacco plants to […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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’. […]

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'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 […]

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 […]

Modi for bigger pictorial warnings on tobacco products

Prime minister Narendra Modi has favoured bigger pictorial warning on tobacco products and the health ministry now intends to cover 85 percent of the display area of beedi, cigarette and chewable tobacco packets, sources said today