effects of tobacco

Tripura to punish use of tobacco, drug in public places


July 20th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 20 (IANS) Alarmed at the high incidence of cancer and tobacco and drug-related diseases in the state, the Tripura government has decided to punish those using tobacco in ... Read more...

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High drop-out rate hits Delhi’s tobacco cessation centres


June 4th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The sight of haphazardly placed posters and pamphlets saying 'Quit Smoking' and showing a stubbed out cigarette in an ashtray signals a smoker's failed attempt ... Read more...

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Omega-3 fatty acids limit smoking damage


April 22nd, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, April 22 (IANS) Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, commonly found in marine and plant oils, could help limit damage caused by smoking, says a new study from Greece.The study ... Read more...

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Delhi collects Rs.90 lakh in tobacco fines


February 28th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) A total of Rs.90 lakh were collected as fines for violation of tobacco rules in Delhi, state Health Minister A.K. Walia said Tuesday.While 140,000 people ... Read more...

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Lets have tobacco-free youth, urges Shaan


February 2nd, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) We must create awareness about the disastrous effects of tobacco consumption among the youths, says Bollywood singer Shaan, who Thursday launched the song "Life ... Read more...

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Mumbai seeks tobacco-free Ganesh puja


August 9th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) The city's Ganesh puja organisers will have to ensure that no one smokes or consumes tobacco inside their marquees during the 10-day festival this year, officials ... Read more...

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11 chief ministers pledge support against tobacco


July 19th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Chief ministers of 11 states, on persuasion of patients of oral cancer, have pledged their support to ban against tobacco products, a statement said Tuesday.According ... Read more...

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Inadequate, say health activists of new anti-tobacco warnings


June 1st, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) They say a picture is worth a thousands words. But if the opinion of health activists - and many youngsters - is anything to go ... Read more...

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Practising Gandhigiri to help kick the butt


May 28th, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, May 28 (IANS) If you are found chewing tobacco or smoking in Madhya Pradesh on May 31, you may be handed a red rose -- a gentle caution by ... Read more...

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After cigarettes, government to crack down on chewing tobacco use (Second Lead)


April 4th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) It comes in small pouches, is easy to slip into the pocket and cheap - and also a killer. Chewing tobacco, or gutkha, is a ... Read more...

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After cigarettes, health ministry targets other tobacco (Lead)


April 4th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) After coming down on smoking, the health ministry is planning measures to curb the use of chewing tobacco - the most widespread form of tobacco ... Read more...

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After cigarettes, health ministry targets other tobacco


April 4th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) After coming down on smoking, the health ministry is planning measures to curb the use of chewing tobacco - the most widespread form of ... Read more...

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Mumbai students spread mass awareness on ill effects of tobacco


December 31st, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Dec.31 (ANI): Scores of students participated in a campaign to spread awareness about the ill effects of smoking and tobacco products in Mumbai.Salaam Bombay, a Mumbai-based Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), organized the ... Read more...

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Tobbaco products should sport more graphic warnings: Survey


November 26th, 2010 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) A majority of Indians want stringent pictorial warnings on tobacco products to warn smokers against the hazards of consuming tobacco, said a survey released here Friday.The Health ... Read more...

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World Environment Day (WED 2010): Smoke-free environment is a right


June 5th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by admin
(CNS) -- Second-hand tobacco smoke is dangerous to health. It causes cancer, heart disease and many other serious life-threatening diseases in adults. "Almost half of the world's children breathe air polluted by ... Read more...

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Karachi school-girls in the grip of smoking epidemic


June 2nd, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Karachi, June 2 (ANI): Smoking among Karachi school-girls is on the rise with 16 percent girls being smokers, a recent research has revealed.Prof Nadeem Rizvi, Head of Chest Diseases Jinnah ... Read more...

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Smoking rises in Karachi’s girls schools


June 2nd, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, June 2 (IANS) Sixteen percent of students in Karachi's girls schools smoke, a habit that annually causes some 100,000 deaths in Pakistan, says a leading health official. "According to recent research, smoking ... Read more...

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Delhi to be smoke-free city before CWG: Dikshit


May 31st, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Delhi will be a smoke-free city ahead of the Commonwealth Games to be held in October and a community-based pilot project will make people aware about ill-effects ... Read more...

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West Bengal NGO calls for kicking the butt this World Anti-Tobacco Day


May 31st, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by ANI
Siliguri (West Bengal), May 31 (ANI): A non-government organization in West Bengal's Siliguri city organized a campaign on Monday on the occasion of 'World Anti-Tobacco Day' to make people aware of the ... Read more...

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Rallies mark no tobacco day in Orissa


May 31st, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 31 (IANS) A large number of people including, social activists, students and government officials staged rallies Monday in Orissa to highlight the ill effects of tobacco as they observed World ... Read more...

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Say Yes To Life: Say No To Tobacco


May 27th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by admin
By Shobha Shukla - CNS The theme of this year's World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is "Gender and tobacco with an emphasis on marketing to women." It is designed to draw ... Read more...

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94.3 Radio One’s vivacious MJ Yamini gets vocal at ‘Pink Lips’ concert


May 25th, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
May 25, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):At an electrifying evening over the weekend, the vivacious and charismatic Music Jockey Yamini of 94.3 Radio One, the station with the "Maximum Music, Maximum Choice' encouraged ... Read more...

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‘Keep up ban on sale of tobacco near schools, colleges’


February 12th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Concerned over some parliamentarians' demand to scrap the restrictions on sale of tobacco products near schools and colleges, a voluntary organisation here has appealed ... Read more...

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Childhood tobacco smoke exposure ‘leads to early emphysema in adulthood’


December 29th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): Kids who are regularly exposed to tobacco smoke at home tend to develop early emphysema in adulthood, according to researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health.The ... Read more...

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Passive tobacco smoke exposure ‘can lead to nicotine dependence’


December 9th, 2009 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): A new study on rats has shown that passive exposure to tobacco smoke induces brain changes indicative of nicotine dependence.Their findings of how rats' brains respond to exposure ... Read more...

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Can’t ban tobacco, provide alternative jobs to growers: Minister


November 10th, 2009 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) The government Tuesday said imposing a ban on tobacco cannot check the increasing number of users in the country, and called for providing alternative job opportunities to ... Read more...

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Smoking mums-to-be likely to have kids with behaviour problems


November 4th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Maternal smoking could increase the level of distress of newborns, according to a new study.Previous studies have shown that prenatal cigarette smoke exposure is associated with increased rates ... Read more...

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Maternal smoking may increase distress levels of newborns


October 22nd, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Maternal smoking could increase the level of distress of newborns, according to a new study.Previous studies have shown that prenatal cigarette smoke exposure is associated with increased rates ... Read more...

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Obama signs tobacco bill


June 23rd, 2009 - 2:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (DPA) US President Barack Obama Monday signed legislation that forces new restrictions on US tobacco companies and gives the government broad new powers to regulate the industry. Obama said ... Read more...

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Compulsory pictorial warnings implemented on tobacco products


May 31st, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 31(ANI): Now smokers would be forced to think twice before lighting a cigarette, as the Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling) Rules 2008 are being implemented from ... Read more...

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Strictly enforce smoke-free policies! Quit tobacco before it’s too late


May 30th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by admin
There was a growing consensus to strictly enforce smoke-free policies at the public symposium organized by the department of Surgery, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University to mark the World No ... Read more...

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Pictorial health warnings on tobacco products from 30th May 2009


April 17th, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantThe long pending pictorial or graphic health warnings on all tobacco products in India shall finally be impelmented from 30 May 2009. This is in line with the Cigarette and ... Read more...

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Marijuana, ciggie smoke wreaks havoc on lungs


April 14th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): People who smoke both tobacco and marijuana increase their risk of respiratory symptoms and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study has found.Smoking only marijuana, however, was ... Read more...

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Shimla to turn smoke-free soon


March 11th, 2009 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 11 (IANS) Shimla is set to turn smoke-free soon and the entire state of Himachal Pradesh would follow suit in three years, officials said here Wednesday. "We are moving in ... Read more...

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Pictorial health warnings must on tobacco products: survey


February 2nd, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) The government may be delaying the deadline for implementing pictorial health warnings on tobacco products, but a whopping 99 percent of Indians living in metros believe stricter ... Read more...

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