Helen Mirren applauds soldiers

August 16th, 2012 - 2:38 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Soldiers deployed to secure the Olympic venues here were pleasantly surprised when veteran actress Helen Mirren applauded them for their work.Troops were drafted in to ... Read more...

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Parrikar too was hooked onto gutka

August 7th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 7 (IANS) The shocking image of a Class 6 boy shaking the contents of a gutka (tobacco-laced areca nut pieces) pouch into his mouth was one of ... Read more...

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Haryana bans gutka, pan masala from Aug 15

July 20th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 20 (IANS) The Haryana government Friday announced a ban from Aug 15 on the manufacturing, storage, distribution or sale of gutka, pan masala, zarda and other chewable products ... Read more...

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Rajasthan bans gutka, plans fines up to Rs.10 lakh

July 18th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 18 (IANS) Rajasthan Wednesday banned the production, sales and storage of gutka (tobacco-laced paan masala), the fifth state in the country to do so, and Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Himachal bans gutkha, paan masala

July 13th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 13 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government Friday imposed a ban on the manufacture, storage and sale of 'gutkha', 'paan masala' and their variants containing tobacco and nicotine in ... Read more...

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Dubai health authority launches anti-smoking hotline

June 14th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 14 (IANS/WAM) The Dubai Health Authority announced Thursday it had launched a toll-free quit-smoking helpline.Launched in collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline, the 24-hour toll-free number 800-123-QUIT (7848) will guide smokers ... 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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Don’t accuse films for promoting smoking, urges Vivek

May 31st, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 31 (IANS) On World No Tobacco Day Thursday, Actor Vivek Oberoi has urged people to stop accusing Bollywood for popularising smoking as he feels that films are a ... Read more...

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‘Sher pe sawa sher’ between Salman and Vivek

May 30th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 30 (IANS) Salman Khan is gearing up for the release of "Ek Tha Tiger" and his not-so-good friend Vivek Oberoi has signed "Sher". So who will prove ... Read more...

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Shaan wants to stop alcohol promotion in movies (Movie snippets)

May 28th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Singer Shaan feels that films these days are portraying alcohol and smoking as a very normal thing and he wants this trend to be discouraged."There ... Read more...

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Smoking not allowed on my sets: Vivek Oberoi

May 25th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Vivek Oberoi not only stays away from tobacco, he also avoids passive smoking and says that when someone smokes on the movie sets, he leaves that ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Kerala bans gutka, paan masala (Lead)

May 25th, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 25 (IANS) The Kerala government Friday imposed a complete ban on the sale and consumption of gutka and paan masala in the state.Chief Minister Oommen Chandy told reporters ... 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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Hookah bars banned in Gurgaon

April 4th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 3 (IANS) The Gurgaon administration Tuesday banned hookah bars in the entire district, a Haryana government spokesman said here."District Magistrate P.C. Meena has today (Tuesday) banned Hookah bars ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh bans tobacco-mixed ‘gutka’

April 1st, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, April 1 (IANS) The first day of the new financial year has seen a ban on the sale of tobacco-mixed gutka in Madhya Pradesh.Health Minister Narottam Mishra had said ... Read more...

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Eurozone’s retail sales up

March 6th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 6 (IANS) Retail sales in the eurozone edged up 0.3 percent in January this year compared with the previous month, said Eurostat, the statistics office of the European ... Read more...

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Many keep smoking even after cancer diagnosis

January 23rd, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) A large number of people, believe it or not, continue to puff away merrily even after being diagnosed with lung and colorectal (large intestine) cancer.Putting a ... Read more...

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India’s exports rise to $29.3 billion in July

August 11th, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) India's exports have registered a growth of 81.8 percent year on year during July 2011 at $29.3 billion, owing to good performance by sectors, ... Read more...

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Catherine Zeta-Jones quits smoking

August 7th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones has quit smoking after seeing her husband Michael Douglas' battle with throat cancer.Douglas, who previously blamed his ill-health on years of drinking and ... Read more...

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Spears full of obnoxious habits, claims ex-bodyguard

July 22nd, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 22 (IANS) Britney Spears' former bodyguard, who has accused the singer for harassing him when he worked for her, alleges that she has obnoxious ... Read more...

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Colin Farrell is done with smoking

July 15th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 15 (IANS) Actor Colin Farrell has finally managed to quit smoking.The Irish actor, who was a chain-smoker, often wore a nicotine patch to curb his craving while ... Read more...

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Salman gets fine notice for smoking in public

May 31st, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Patiala (Punjab), May 31 (IANS) Bollywood star Salman Khan, who is in this Punjab town for shooting his film "Bodyguard", landed in trouble Tuesday with the local administration penalising ... Read more...

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Dubai to stop cigarette sale on World No Tobacco Day

May 31st, 2011 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 30 (IANS/WAM) Dubai has urged traders not to sell cigarettes for at least 24 hours at petrol stations and shops on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day ... Read more...

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Quit smoking, says Sameera Reddy

May 30th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Hit the gym instead of smoking to slim and trim, advises Bollywood actress Sameera Reddy, a day ahead of the World No Tobacco Day.Sameera, a ... Read more...

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Recession drives young Italians to smoke: study

May 26th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Milan, May 26 (IANS/AKI) Around 600,000 Italians started smoking in 2011 due to anxiety related to the recession, says a new study.A total of 11.8 million people were found to ... Read more...

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Osama bin Laden had banned ‘haram’ smoking in Pak compound

May 5th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Abbottabad, May 5(ANI): Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden had reportedly banned smoking in his compound in Pakistan's Abbottabad city in line with a Taliban ruling that says that smoking tobacco is ... Read more...

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Cuban rolls 80 m long cigar

May 4th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, May 4 (IANS) A Cuban cigar roller has set a new Guinness record by completing a massive cigar measuring over 80 meters in length.The huge cigar is on display ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Smoking doesn’t boost breast cancer risk in obese postmenopausal women

April 4th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 04 (ANI): A new study has suggested that there is a significant link between smoking and breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women, but it depends on their body weight.A significant ... Read more...

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Ashley Cole shows off new lover while puffing hookah at London club

March 14th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 14 (ANI): Soccer star Ashley Cole was spotted with his new girlfriend smoking from a hookah pipe in a club.The England and Chelsea defender puffed away inside the VIP section ... Read more...

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Oral sex bigger cause of throat cancer than tobacco

February 21st, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 21 (IANS) A virus spread during oral sex is the main cause of throat cancer in people under 50 years of age.Scientists say the human papilloma virus (HPV) spread during ... Read more...

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Cancer to be number one killer disease worldwide by 2025: Indian doctors

February 12th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by ANI
Bhubaneswar, Feb 12(ANI): Cancer is set to take over as the number one killer disease globally by 2025, doctors at the Indian Cancer Congress said on Saturday.Jitendra Kumar Singh, Secretary of ... Read more...

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Smoking habits transmit from mom to daughter, dad to son

January 31st, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 31 (IANS) Fathers transmit their smoking habits to their sons, while mothers do the same for daughters. However, if a mother smokes it does not seem to induce the son ... Read more...

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Tasmania may soon become world’s first ’smoke-free’ state

December 29th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec29 (ANI): Tasmania may soon introduce new law to become world's first 'smoke-free' state.The island state, which already has some of the world's strictest anti-smoking laws, is considering banning tobacco altogether, ... Read more...

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Beijing working could be tobacco-free by end of 2015

December 27th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 27 (ANI): The Health Bureau in China has revealed that in a bid to stub out smoking, Beijing is working on making all public spaces - including work sites ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Are Apartment Kids Exposed to Neighbors Second Hand Smoke?

December 14th, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Dec 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) New research which was published in the Pediatrics journal which may cause concern for parent of kids who live in apartment complexes. It would seem that even if ... Read more...

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