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Syria Executes 24 People On Charges Of Igniting Wildfires

Oct 21, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

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 hard-hit.

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

Oct 02, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

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


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 influences youngsters.

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

May 31, 2021 Samrat Chowdhery

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


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.

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30 May, 2021

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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


28 April, 2021

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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?

Associated Press (AP)

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

Anirban Mitra

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? Here’s the science.


18 November, 2020

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

PTI

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


29 September, 2020

Reign In Tobacco To Control Tuberculosis

Sarman Singh

The chemical components of tobacco smoke can trigger activation of latent tuberculosis, and smoking can also increase the risk of disability and death in people with active tuberculosis. More than 20% of global tuberculosis incidence is attributable to smoking, and it doubles the risk of the disease.


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22 April, 2019

Kick The Butt! Save The Earth!

Ritika Dubey

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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


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15 March, 2018

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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


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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee during an administrative review meeting, in Murshidabad.

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Senior SKM leaders address a press conference on the future course of the farmers agitation, at Singhu Border in New Delhi.

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Senior SKM leaders address a press conference on the future course of the farmers agitation, at Singhu Border in New Delhi.

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In this file photo, Army Chief Bipin Rawat addresses a press conference in New Delhi. CDS Gen Bipin Rawat accompanied by his wife Madhulika Rawat, his staff and other officials were killed in an IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter...

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In this file photo, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat. CDS Gen Bipin Rawat accompanied by his wife Madhulika Rawat, his staff and other officials were killed in an IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter crash in Coonoor,...

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While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

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Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta