tobacco control

Health ministry plans plain packaging of tobacco products


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) After putting pictorial health warnings on tobacco products, the union health ministry plans to push for plain packaging.Plain packaging could help bring down tobacco usage ... Read more...

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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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Goa to ban smoking on its beaches next season


July 14th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 14 (IANS) In a bid to make Goa's coastline tobacco free, the tourism department is mulling a ban on its use on beaches from Octtober, an official said ... Read more...

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Remove tobacco ads from Metro: NGO tells DMRC


June 1st, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) An anti-tobacco advocacy group, raising concern over display of tobacco product advertisements in Delhi Metro, has asked the DMRC chief to take them off."Indirect/surrogate advertisements ... Read more...

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Tobacco control programme to be combined with NRHM


May 31st, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) In a step to increase the reach of the National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP), the central government has instructed the states to use the National ... Read more...

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WHO warns against tobacco industry pushing sales


May 30th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Wednesday urged governments in Southeast Asia to beware of the tobacco industry's interference in tobacco control programme by targeting the ... Read more...

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Now a helpline to quit tobacco


May 29th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Quitting tobacco could become easier from this May 31 on 'World No Tobacco Day' with a prominent tobacco cessation company Nicorette starting a helpline ... Read more...

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As hookah becomes in, it raises health concerns (Lifestyle Feature)


May 6th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) From being a centre-point of village gatherings to gracing plush joints in metros, the hookah has made a comeback in social space. But its return ... Read more...

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New carcinogen in smokeless tobacco identified


April 27th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 27 (IANS) It is bad news for those Malayalis who use smokeless tobacco -- in the form of 'gutka' and similar products -- as a research in ... Read more...

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China to curb smoking with increased taxes


March 10th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 10 (IANS) The Chinese government is planning to raise taxes on mid and low-end cigarettes in a bid to reduce smokers in the country.According to Health Minister Chen ... Read more...

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Central government schools to become tobacco free


February 28th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) All Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) across India have been directed to ensure they are tobacco-free to prevent youth access to tobacco, officials said Tuesday.The Kendriya Vidyalya ... Read more...

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Dhaka urged to tighten anti-tobacco measures


February 27th, 2012 - 4:00 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 27 (IANS) The Bangladeshi government has been urged to tighten tobacco control measures to prevent deaths and disabilities from related diseases.Nearly 57,000 people die from tobacco use annually ... Read more...

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Lahore to ban smoking


February 17th, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 17 (IANS) A smoking ban will be imposed at government offices and public places in Pakistan's Lahore city.The District Committee for Tobacco Control (DCTC) has prepared a strategy ... Read more...

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Law on anti-tobacco warnings ignored in two states: Study


February 16th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Nearly two months after the deadline for printing harsher, coloured pictorial health warnings on packs of tobacco products, a study in Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat ... Read more...

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Shaan sings against tobacco


February 2nd, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Recognizing tobacco as a major killer, the government Thursday launched a music video to give teeth to its anti-tobacco campaign.Sung and composed by popular ... 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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Hookah bars violating anti-smoke rules: NGO


October 1st, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Many restaurants and clubs, especially hookah bars, are violating the anti-smoking rules in the national capital, an NGO said here Saturday."There is an urgent need ... Read more...

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ITC subsidiary faces double whammy in Nepal


August 21st, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 21 (IANS) After being forced to shut down its state-of-the-art garments factory built in eastern Nepal due to workers' militancy and vandalism, ITC's subsidiary in Nepal now faces ... 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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Mizoram launches ‘No smoking’ campaign


July 3rd, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, July 3 (IANS) Concerned with the high incidence of cancer and tobacco related diseases, the Mizoram government has launched a programme to become a "smoking-free" state."No person henceforth would ... Read more...

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WHO urges countries to tackle tobacco epidemic


May 30th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Monday urged countries to commit necessary resources to tackle the epidemic of tobacco use, which kills nearly six million people ... Read more...

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Doctors launch campaign for a tobacco-free Bangalore (May 31 is World No Tobacco Day)


May 30th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 30 (IANS) With music concerts and counselling, a group of doctors here is launching a 'Tobacco Free Bangalore' campaign Tuesday to drive home the message of avoiding tobacco ... Read more...

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Shaan pledges to fight tobacco menace


May 10th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 10 (IANS) Bollywood singer Shaan was Tuesday appointed the tobacco control ambassador for the ministry of health and family welfare to promote the message of tobacco abstinence.Shaan ... Read more...

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China’s smoking ban likely to go up in smoke


May 3rd, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, May 3 (ANI): China's pledge to ban smoking indoors seems to have failed to ignite action against cigarettes.According to Jiang Yuan, deputy director of the National Office of Tobacco Control, no ... Read more...

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Delhi fines 21,600 public smokers in 15 months


April 30th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Despite the ban on smoking in public places, people continue breaking the law and as many as 21,600 violators were fined in the national capital ... Read more...

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Indonesian clinic alleges that smoking cures cancer


April 13th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Jakarta, April 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An Indonesian clinic shocked the world when they claimed that they can cure cancer and autism with cigarette smoke. Indonesia has one of the highest rates of smokers ... Read more...

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NGO seeks ban on tobacco ads during World Cup (Lead)


March 28th, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 28 (IANS) An NGO Monday sought a ban on tobacco advertisements during the cricket World Cup, saying these will have an adverse effect on the minds of ... Read more...

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NGO seeks ban on tobacco ad during World Cup


March 28th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 28 (IANS) An NGO Monday sought to ban tobacco advertisements during the cricket World Cup, saying these will have an adverse effect on the minds of the people.New ... Read more...

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Passive smoking ups risk of still births by 23 percent


March 10th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 10 (IANS) Passive smoking increases the risk of still birth by 23 percent and was linked to a 13 percent increased risk of congenital birth defects, a new ... Read more...

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Passive smoking can harm your unborn baby


March 10th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): A new study, led by researchers at Nottingham University, has revealed that pregnant non-smokers who breathe in the second-hand smoke of other people are at an increased risk ... Read more...

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Lung cancer rates double in older women


March 7th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 7 (IANS) Lung cancer rates for older women have more than doubled since the mid-1970s because of an increase in the number of female smokers, says new research. ... Read more...

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Rise in lung cancer among Brit women over 60


March 7th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 7 (ANI): A survey has found that lung cancer is on the rise among British women aged over 60, and thatsmoking is to be blamed for it.The new figures, released ... Read more...

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China to cut down smoking scenes in films, TV dramas


February 13th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): China's film and broadcast watchdog has issued a circular ordering to cut down smoking scenes in films and TV dramas.The decision was taken after complaints last month ... Read more...

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Did India inspire China to ban smoking in films, TV serials?


February 12th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 12 (IANS) As the Indian government steadily takes a tough stand against tobacco companies, it seems to have influenced neighbouring Chinese authorities too, who have banned smoking scenes in movies ... Read more...

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Mizoram campaigns for ’smoking free’ state


February 11th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Feb 11 (IANS) In a state where more than half of the population smokes, the Mizoram government Friday intensified its efforts to make the state a "smoking-free" zone.Mizoram Chief Minister Lal ... Read more...

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