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Human excrement found in cigarettes in Britain


September 10th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 10 (IANS) Human excrement, asbestos, mould and dead flies have been found in cigarettes being smoked regularly in Britain, the Daily Mail reported.Investigators working for the tobacco industry ... Read more...

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Simon Cowell suffered breakdown


September 10th, 2012 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 10 (IANS) Music mogul Simon Cowell suffered a breakdown as the strains of managing his working life including a portfolio of shows including "The X Factor", "Britain's Got ... Read more...

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Bollywood’s mixed reaction to smoking scenes in films


September 4th, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) Bollywood's reaction was mixed Tuesday to the central government's informing the Supreme Court that it would permit smoking scenes in films though with a statutory warning ... Read more...

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Government notification permitting smoking scenes in films soon


September 4th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The government Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it would shortly issue a notification to permit smoking scenes in films with a scroll carrying statutory ... Read more...

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e-cigarettes damaging lungs?


September 3rd, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, Sep 3 (IANS) Electronic cigarettes, touted as a safer substitute for cigarettes, could turn out to be a remedy worse than the disease and end up damaging the lungs, ... Read more...

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Ronnie Wood struggling to kick the butt


August 31st, 2012 - 6:29 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 31 (IANS) Singer Ronnie Wood is struggling to quit smoking.The Rolling Stones guitarist, who has battled with drink and drug addiction in the past, had promised girlfriend Sally ... Read more...

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Smoking More Than 20 Cigarettes a Day Triples Chances of Brain Haemorrhage


August 30th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) New research has shown that smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day triples the chances of someone getting brain hemorrhages. It has also been found out that ... Read more...

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Study reveals that “Eating egg yolks is as ‘bad as smoking’”


August 16th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Maintenance of ones’ health is very important; you should always make sure that you watch on your diet, do the workout routines and perform any other activity ... Read more...

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Over 100,000 cigarettes seized in Hong Kong


August 15th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Aug 15 (IANS) Hong Kong has seized 102,400 sticks of duty-not-paid cigarettes valued at about 255,000 HK dollars (over $32,000).The cigarettes with a duty potential of about 175,000 ... Read more...

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Britain may crack down on e-cigarettes


August 5th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Electronic cigarettes - that contain nicotine-infused water which is inhaled as a vapour - face a crackdown in Britain after the health minister said some were ... Read more...

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10 detained in raid on Himachal rave party


August 5th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 5 (IANS) At least 10 revellers at a rave party, attended mainly by foreigners, were detained in the picturesque Manikaran Valley of Himachal Pradesh, police said Sunday.Superintendent of ... Read more...

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Beware of cameras while smoking in Shanghai


July 28th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 28 (IANS) In a bid to make people abide by the 'no smoking' rule at public places, police in China's Shanghai city have increased the number of surveillance ... Read more...

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Himachal directed to ban smoking at public places


July 24th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 24 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court Tuesday directed the state government to file a reply on ensuring implementation of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) ... Read more...

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Blame social jet lag for that tired Monday feeling


July 23rd, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) If getting out of your bed on a Monday morning seems like a Herculean task, then you could be suffering from social jet lag, according to ... Read more...

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Sage did not commit suicide, says friend


July 21st, 2012 - 7:11 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 21 (IANS) Sage Stallone who was found dead in his room did not commit suicide, says his friend Stephen Wozniak.Police are probing if Sage was dealing in ... Read more...

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Robber informs police after crime


July 11th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
London, July 10 (IANS) An armed robber in Britain begged police to arrest him after he felt guilty about his night-time raid at a petrol station.Father-of-one Matthew Perry, 24, threatened ... Read more...

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A jab now to help quit smoking


June 28th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) A "genetic vaccine" will halt nicotine cravings and could even be used to stop children starting the habit, say experts.Just one jab could provide life-long protection ... Read more...

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Kerala minister vows to quit smoking on mother turning 80


June 28th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 28 (IANS) Kerala Labour Minister Shibu Baby John has decided to give up cigarettes, his "companion" for the past 32 years, as a birthday gift for his mother ... Read more...

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Kerala leads in head and neck cancers


June 23rd, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 23 (IANS) Kerala has one of the highest reported incidences of head and neck cancers, which constitute over 30 per cent of all cancers in the Indian subcontinent, ... Read more...

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‘Women who smoke give birth to lighter babies’


June 3rd, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 3 (IANS) Women who smoke during pregnancy give birth to lighter and smaller babies, says a Spanish study.The findings were borne out by research conducted by the University ... Read more...

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Jessi J wants to be a role model


May 23rd, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 23 (IANS) Singer Jessi J says she wants to set a good example to her young fans and prove that one can be successful without giving into peer ... Read more...

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China’s smuggling kingpin gets jail for life


May 18th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 18 (IANS) A notorious kingpin of a smuggling ring has been sentenced to life imprisonment in China over smuggling and bribery charges.The court said the sentencing of Lai ... Read more...

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Man dies after eating heroin-filled cigarettes


May 15th, 2012 - 9:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A man detained at a Moscow railway station died after eating a pack of cigarettes stuffed with heroin, police said.Police detained the man, who was ... Read more...

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Man robs shop holding a coffee cup


May 10th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 10 (IANS) A masked man - dressed in a bandana and a hooded jacket - robbed a shop in Britain while holding a cup of black coffee in ... Read more...

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Passive smoking worsens asthmic children’s health


May 2nd, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Children exposed to passive smoking continue to suffer in terms of health, says a new study.Results showed that 53 percent of children exposed to passive smoking ... Read more...

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Brain networks explain why some teenagers smoke


April 30th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Scientists have been intrigued by why some teenagers start smoking or experimenting with drugs while others do not.In the largest imaging study of its kind, involving ... Read more...

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Russia to raise liquor, cigarette tax


April 29th, 2012 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia, a country of vodka drinkers, may raise tariffs on hard liquor to about 20 percent a litre by 2015, according to a draft tax ... Read more...

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Black market costs Britain $47 bn pounds


April 9th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 9 (IANS) Black marketeers selling cigarettes, liquor and diesel have cost Britain nearly 30 billion pounds (about $47 billion) in lost taxes, it has been revealed.The colossal sum ... Read more...

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Britain bans public display of cigarettes


April 6th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 6 (IANS) A new legislation banning open display of cigarettes in British supermarkets came into effect Friday, meaning the cigarettes and tobacco products must be hidden away in ... Read more...

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More Shanghai women hit by lung cancer


April 1st, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 1 (IANS) Lung cancer is affecting more women than men in the Chinese metropolis of Shanghai, a media report said.The number of women with lung cancer rose 38.4 ... Read more...

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Indonesian kid smokes cigarettes since age four


March 23rd, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) An Indonesian boy has been smoking since he was four years old and gets through a pack of 20 cigarettes in just one day.Although his case ... Read more...

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Thief apologises to victim, makes off again with laptop


March 23rd, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) A shameless thief in Britain called at his victim's house to apologise for stealing his computer - before making off with his replacement laptop.Ivan Barker called ... Read more...

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Liquor and cigarettes prices raised on public demand: Dhumal


March 20th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 20 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government's decision to raise the prices of cigarettes and liquor was based on the wishes of the people of the state, Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Himachal proposes Rs.20,243 crore budget estimates


March 20th, 2012 - 1:30 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 19 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Monday presented the budget estimates for 2012-13 with a proposed outlay of Rs.20,243.92 crore. However, no fresh taxes, except ... Read more...

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China may raise tobacco price to curb consumption


March 12th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 12 (IANS) China is studying the possibility of increasing prices and hiking tax to curb the consumption of tobacco, an official said.Miao Wei, minister of industry and information ... Read more...

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