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World No-Tobacco Day: The History Of Misleading Tobacco Ads And Experts' Calls To Ban Them

World No-Tobacco Day: The History Of Misleading Tobacco Ads And Experts' Calls To Ban Them

For decades, tobacco companies used doctors in ads to show cigarettes as 'healthy'. Experts now urge government to ban tobacco ads.

31 May 2022
Akshay Kumar Apologises For Endorsing Paan Masala Brand

Akshay Kumar Apologises For Endorsing Paan Masala Brand

Actor Akshay Kumar faced a massive outrage after he joined the ad of a popular paan masala brand. Now, he has apologised to his fans for the same and said that...

21 April 2022

Illegal 'Hans' Packaging Centre Busted In Kerala

About 750 packets of chewable tobacco products, some other drugs, a weighing machine and packing materials were seized during the raid, police said.

Rajasthan: Activists Demand Resignation Of Health Minister Over 'Tobacco And Cancer' Remark

Rajasthan: Activists Demand Resignation Of Health Minister Over 'Tobacco And Cancer' Remark

Rajasthan Health Minister Parsadi Lal Meena's comment came recently while addressing a programme in Jaipur to mark World Cancer Day.

06 February 2022

Syria Executes 24 People On Charges Of Igniting Wildfires

Wildfires broke out in several Middle Eastern countries in October 2020 amid a heat wave that was unusual for that time of the year, leaving Syria particularly...

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02 October 2021
'No Evidence To Prove Smoking Addiction Caused Lung Cancer': Court Asks Insurer To Pay Claim

'No Evidence To Prove Smoking Addiction Caused Lung Cancer': Court Asks Insurer To Pay Claim

The insurance company had refused to pay the medical claim saying the patient’s addiction to smoking was the reason for his disease.


24 September 2021
Amitabh Bachchan Requested To Withdraw Himself From Pan Masala Ad Campaign

Amitabh Bachchan Requested To Withdraw Himself From Pan Masala Ad Campaign

The National Organization For Tobacco Eradication has requested megastar Amitabh Bachchan in a letter to withdraw himself from the pan masala ad campaign as it...


31 May 2021
India Scored A Self-Goal With Its E-Cigarette Ban

India Scored A Self-Goal With Its E-Cigarette Ban

Amid mounting evidence pointing to the relative safety of e-cigarettes compared to combustible ones, India’s ban on the former appears to be on shaky ground


31 May 2021
Smokers Are 1.4 Times More Likely To Report Severe Covid Symptoms As Compared To Non-Smokers

Smokers Are 1.4 Times More Likely To Report Severe Covid Symptoms As Compared To Non-Smokers

Being an important immune modulator, tobacco suppresses the immune system by reducing antibody responses and thereby causing hindrance to fight coronavirus.


30 May 2021
WHO Says Smokers At 50% Higher Risk Of Developing Severe Disease, Death From Covid-19

WHO Says Smokers At 50% Higher Risk Of Developing Severe Disease, Death From Covid-19

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus's statement said smokers can develop cancer, heart diseases, and respiratory illnesses from the coronavirus.


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28 April 2021
Fact Check: Are Smokers And Vegetarians Less Vulnerable To Covid? Here’s The Truth

Fact Check: Are Smokers And Vegetarians Less Vulnerable To Covid? Here’s The Truth

The survey suggested that despite coronavirus being a respiratory disease, smoking might be beneficial due to its role in increasing mucous production.


28 March 2021
Did The Pandemic Slow Down The Fight Against Smoking?

Did The Pandemic Slow Down The Fight Against Smoking?

Fewer smokers called quit-smoking hotlines last year and some smoked more, contributing to an unusual bump in cigarette sales.


19 March 2021
Pollution, Smoking And ‘Long Covid’...A Blow-by-Blow Account Of Drama That Could Play Out Inside Your Body

Pollution, Smoking And ‘Long Covid’...A Blow-by-Blow Account Of Drama That Could Play Out Inside Your Body

You know by now that the coronavirus doesn’t merely attack your lungs. But how does the presence of a whole axis of co-morbidities amplify the dangers?...


19 March 2021
Pollution, Smoking And ‘Long Covid’...A Blow-by-Blow Account Of Drama That Could Play Out Inside Your Body

Pollution, Smoking And ‘Long Covid’...A Blow-by-Blow Account Of Drama That Could Play Out Inside Your Body

You know by now that the coronavirus doesn’t merely attack your lungs. But how does the presence of a whole axis of co-morbidities amplify the dangers?...


18 November 2020
'Smoking Reduces Natural Defences': Research Sheds Light On Covid-19 Risk For Smokers

'Smoking Reduces Natural Defences': Research Sheds Light On Covid-19 Risk For Smokers

A new research explains how smoking links to increased risk of severe Covid-19 infection


29 September 2020
Reign In Tobacco To Control Tuberculosis

Reign In Tobacco To Control Tuberculosis

The chemical components of tobacco smoke can trigger activation of latent tuberculosis, and smoking can also increase the risk of disability and death in...


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14 May 2020
COVIDED! To Spit Or Not To Spit... What About Of Stopping Sale Of Gutkha, Pan Masala?

COVIDED! To Spit Or Not To Spit... What About Of Stopping Sale Of Gutkha, Pan Masala?

Under the law, a person can be fined up to Rs 1,000 or jailed for a maximum two years for spitting and spreading something as serious as COVID-19


23 April 2019
Kick The Butt! Save The Earth!

Kick The Butt! Save The Earth!

Cigarette butts — whose filters contain tiny plastic fibres — are the most common type of plastic waste found in the environment.


31 January 2019
Ram, Krishna Did Not Smoke, Why Should We: Baba Ramdev To Sadhus At Kumbh Mela

Ram, Krishna Did Not Smoke, Why Should We: Baba Ramdev To Sadhus At Kumbh Mela

We sadhus have left everything including our home, mother and father for a greater cause, then why we cannot leave smoking," Yoga guru Ramdev said.


26 December 2018
EC Bans Tobacco Products At Polling Booths During 2019 Elections

EC Bans Tobacco Products At Polling Booths During 2019 Elections

The presiding officer of each polling booth will be nominated as nodal officer for ensuring tobacco-free status at their booths.


22 December 2018
Vistara Passenger Insists On Smoking Mid-Air, Offloaded

Vistara Passenger Insists On Smoking Mid-Air, Offloaded

The UK-707 flight from Amritsar to Kolkata flight was scheduled to have a halt in Delhi, which is where the incident was reported prior to take off.


24 September 2018
Ban On Tobacco Display Proved Effective In Reducing Smoking In Children

Ban On Tobacco Display Proved Effective In Reducing Smoking In Children

According to latest research removing displays of tobacco products from shops may have reduced the proportion of children buying cigarettes by 17 per cent


19 March 2018
Wish Someone Warned Me Against Tobacco Usage 40 Years Ago, Says Sharad Pawar

Wish Someone Warned Me Against Tobacco Usage 40 Years Ago, Says Sharad Pawar

Pawar, a cancer survivor, was speaking in Mumbai at the launch of the Indian Dental Association's mission to eradicate oral cancer by 2022.


15 March 2018
Pierce Brosnan Says Pan Bahar Kept Him In Dark About 'Nature Of The Product', Alleges Cheating

Pierce Brosnan Says Pan Bahar Kept Him In Dark About 'Nature Of The Product', Alleges Cheating

The Delhi government had recently issued a show-cause notice to Brosnan



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