tobacco use

NGO welcomes ‘A’ certificate for ‘Heroine’


September 7th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) An NGO Friday welcomed the Central Board of Film Certification's decision to give an 'A' certificate to the upcoming movie 'Heroine', saying the move ... Read more...

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Direct or indirect use of tobacco will mar potential sporting careers


August 18th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (IANS) Former India shuttler U Vimal Kumar's advice for parents who want their children to be sporting personalities is that they should quit using all types of ... 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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‘Blatant violation of anti-tobacco law in ‘Heroine’ promos’


July 25th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The newspaper advertisements of Madhur Bhandarkar's upcoming movie "Heroine", that features lead actress Kareena Kapoor with a cigarette on movie sets, have drawn flak ... Read more...

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Permanent dental implants for toothless available (Lead)


July 24th, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) Patients suffering from edentulism (missing all teeth in the jaw), on rise in India due to lack of hygiene and tobacco use, can now look forward ... 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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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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Fruits and vegetables can prevent heart disease


July 5th, 2012 - 5:30 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 5 (IANS) Eating fruits and vegetables every day can reduce your risk of developing heart disease by 20 percent, a World Health Organization (WHO) study showed.Death rates from ... 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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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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Eating more fruits, veggies may help kick the butt


June 7th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Eating more fruits and vegetables may help you stay off tobacco for longer, says a new study. The study, undertaken by University of Buffalo (UB) public ... Read more...

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WHO lauds China’s smoking curbs


May 31st, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 31 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) Thursday praised China for its efforts to raise awareness on health risks caused by cigarette smoking."This year marks a milestone in ... 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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Smoking okay on reel, not in real: B-Town (May 31 is World No Tobacco Day)


May 30th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 30 (IANS) Does smoking on screen harm youth? Some feel depicting actors smoking in films and TV shows can affect young, impressionable minds, but others do not agree ... 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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Sri Lanka to have blood pressure meters in public places


April 25th, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 25 (IANS) Sri Lanka will install meters in Colombo's public places to measure blood pressure of people, in a country where at least 350 die every day due ... Read more...

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WHO for enhanced partnership to curb non-communicable diseases


April 24th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) With non-communicable diseases causing an estimated 7.9 million deaths annually in southeast Asia region, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Tuesday called for intervention from multiple ... Read more...

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More than 50 pc cancers preventable


April 2nd, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 2 (IANS) More than half of all cancer is preventable and society possesses the requisite knowledge to act on this information, says a new study.Investigators from the Washington ... 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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Drug helps monkeys shed weight, holds hope for humans


November 13th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 13 (IANS) Obese rhesus monkeys lost on average a little more than a tenth of their body weight four weeks after taking an experimental drug that selectively destroys ... Read more...

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Tougher anti-tobacco rules for TV, films


November 11th, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Henceforth, every time an actor is seen taking a puff on screen, a prominent scroll warning that smoking is injurious to health will run at ... Read more...

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Cancer cases rise alarmingly in northeast: Experts


October 14th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Aizawl, Oct 14 (IANS) Incidence of cancer has been rising alarmingly in the hilly northeastern region of India, almost half the cases being attributed to consumption of tobacco products, ... Read more...

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Mizoram get tough against tobacco use and drug abuse


October 8th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Oct 8 (IANS) Concerned with the high incidence of cancer and tobacco- and drug-related diseases, the Mizoram government Saturday decided to enact stringent laws to curb the excess use ... 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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Stop showing tobacco on screen, Bollywood urged


September 28th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Stating that on screen representation of smoking glamorizes tobacco, civil society members Wednesday urged the film industry and censor board to avoid depicting such scenes ... Read more...

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UN commits itself to fighting diabetes, cancer


September 20th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The UN General Assembly has adopted a political declaration on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, heart ailments and cancer which ... Read more...

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Gen Now mantra is ticking bomb for heart attacks!


September 8th, 2011 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Working 16 hours a day to climb the corporate ladder, puffing away at 20 cigarettes, life condensed in a laptop, Gen Now that lives by ... Read more...

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Study reveals that Female smokers have higher risk of heart disease


August 15th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Geneva, 15 Aug (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has concluded that female smokers have higher risk of heart disease compared to men. The study has generated another debate regarding how tobacco companies ... Read more...

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Raise tobacco taxes to curb deaths: US expert


August 9th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Increasing taxes on tobacco can save up to a million lives, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Thomas R. Frieden said here ... Read more...

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Delhi civic body tightens anti-tobacco measures


July 15th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) In a crackdown on tobacco use and sale, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) Friday asked its own schools, offices, and health centres to tighten ... Read more...

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Watching actors smoke could make kids vulnerable


July 8th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Adolescents watching actors light a cigarette on screen are more vulnerable to tobacco use in life, a study conducted on Delhi students said Friday, confirming ... 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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US unveils new cigarette warning labels


June 22nd, 2011 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 22 (IANS) The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has unveiled nine graphic cigarette warning labels that highlight the dangers of smoking.The warnings are required to be ... Read more...

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NGO sends kit to help Shah Rukh quit smoking


June 11th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 10 (IANS) An NGO Friday said it has sent a set of nicotine replacement therapy (NRTs) patches to Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan to help him quit ... Read more...

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20,000 fined for smoking in public


May 31st, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) A total of 20,405 people and 3,200 vendors were fined for smoking in public places and selling tobacco in restricted areas in the capital from ... Read more...

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