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Kerala may have over 2 lakh dementia patients by 2021


September 20th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 20 (IANS) Kerala is estimated to have over two lakh dementia patients by 2021, said a report on the eve of World Alzheimer's Day, which is observed ... Read more...

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Tobacco products blamed for oral diseases in Pakistan


September 10th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) Use of chewing of tobacco products and betel nuts are the main reasons behind the alarming rise in oral diseases in Pakistan, experts have said.An event ... Read more...

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Rajasthan warns teachers on smoking, tobacco consumption


September 6th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 6 (IANS) Teachers in Rajasthan government schools have been warned that they will face suspension if they are found smoking or chewing tobacco products in the classroom, officials ... Read more...

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Chandy writes to Jayalalithaa on smuggling of tobacco products


September 5th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 5 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has sought help from his counterpart in Tamil Nadu, J. Jayalalithaa to see that smuggling of tobacco products from either state ... Read more...

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NGO asks Bhandarkar to comply with smoking rule


September 4th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) An NGO working in the field of healthcare Tuesday asked Madhur Bhandarkar, the producer of Hindi movie "Heroine", to comply with rules against showing ... Read more...

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Punjab bans gutka, pan masala


August 27th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 27 (IANS) Punjab Monday ordered a complete ban on the sale, storage, manufacture and distribution of tobacco-based products, gutka (tobacco-laced areca nut pieces) and pan masala in the ... Read more...

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Court asks Delhi to decide on tobacco ban plea


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked the Delhi government to decide within two weeks upon a petition seeking a ban on tobacco products in the ... Read more...

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Civic agencies get court notice on illegal hookah bars


August 1st, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to civic agencies on a plea seeking action against restaurants which are running hookah bars illegally.NGO World Lung ... Read more...

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ITC quarterly net profit rises 20 percent


July 26th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Conglomerate ITC Thursday posted a 20 percent rise in net profit at Rs.1,602 crore for the quarter ended June 30, driven primarily by branded packaged ... 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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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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Noida village bans tobacco sale, use


July 23rd, 2012 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Noida, July 22 (IANS) In a first of its kind, a village council in this Uttar Pradesh district Sunday decided to ban sale of tobacco products in the village and ... Read more...

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Three Tamil Nadu teachers held for beating student (Lead)


July 21st, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 21 (IANS) Three teachers of a private school in Tamil Nadu were arrested for beating up a Class 9 student, police said Saturday. They were earlier suspended by ... Read more...

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Three Tamil Nadu teachers suspended for beating student


July 21st, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 21 (IANS) Three teachers of a private school in Tamil Nadu have been suspended for beating up a Class 9 student, the school's headmaster said Saturday. He, however, ... Read more...

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Uttarakhand is biggest tobacco consumer in north: Survey


July 21st, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Uttarakhand has earned the dubious distinction of being the state with highest consumption of tobacco products, followed by Jammu and Kashmir, according to a survey ... 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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Himachal defers ban on gutka till October


July 17th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 17 (IANS) Less than a week after imposing a blanket ban on the manufacture, storage and sale of 'gutka' (tobacco paan masala) and its variants in the state, ... Read more...

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UP ups taxes on tobacco products


June 30th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 30 (IANS) The Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh has increased taxes on all types of tobacco products in the state in a bid to deter their use, ... Read more...

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Check tobacco promotion, sales: Voluntary group to FSSAI


June 20th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) An anti-tobacco voluntary group Wednesday sought intervention of India's food safety authority to check promotion and sales of tobacco products in the country as part ... Read more...

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Maharashtra among top tobacco consumers in India


June 15th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Despite a prohibition on smoking in public and a proposed ban on consuming gutka, Maharashtra remains one of the largest consumers of tobacco in any form ... Read more...

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Consider making police stations tobacco-free: Delhi High Court


June 12th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) To curb the sale of tobacco around educational institutions, the Delhi High Court has asked the police commissioner to set up a precedent and consider ... Read more...

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Dubai bans tobacco sale on World No Tobacco Day


May 31st, 2012 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 30 (IANS/WAM) Dubai Municipality has banned sale of tobacco products for 24 hours in the entire emirate to observe the World No Tobacco Day Thursday.The ban was announced ... Read more...

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Anti-smoking activists in Kerala oppose I&B; ministry decision


May 9th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 9 (IANS) Anti-smoking activists in Kerala are up in arms over the decision of the union information and broadcasting ministry, to keep in abeyance the rules issued by ... Read more...

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UP moves to make varsities tobacco-free


April 25th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 25 (IANS) Weeks after banning junk food in all schools in the state, the Uttar Pradesh government Wednesday stepped up its 'mission' to make all degree colleges and ... 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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Gehlot presents populist budget with eye to coming polls


March 26th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, March 26 (IANS) With an eye to the coming state assembly elections by the end of next year, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who also holds the finance ... Read more...

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Rich taxed, common man spared in Karnataka budget


March 21st, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 21 (IANS) Smoking, chewing tobacco and drinking will be more expensive while ready-to-eat chapatis and paranthas will be cheaper in Karnataka from April.Presenting a revenue surplus budget ... 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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Tax on alcohol, tobacco products hiked in Meghalaya budget


March 19th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, March 19 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Monday presented a Rs.382 crore deficit budget for the 2012-13 financial year.Sangma, who holds the finance portfolio, levied fresh taxes on ... Read more...

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Notice to government on smoking scenes in films (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday issued notice to the health and family welfare ministry on film director Mahesh Bhatt's plea seeking quashing of a notification ... 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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Mizoram plans tough anti-tobacco laws


March 4th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, March 4 (IANS) The Mizoram government has decided to enact tough laws to curb the use of tobacco products and drug abuse blamed for cancer and heart ailments, an ... Read more...

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Maharashtra plans anti-tobacco awareness in schools


March 2nd, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Concerned over the growing tobacco product consumption among the youths, the Maharashtra government has decided to introduce a tobacco awareness course as a subject in schools, ... 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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