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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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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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Reliance launches online life insurance product


June 20th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Reliance Life Insurance Company, part of the Anil Ambani-led Reliance Capital, Wednesday launched its first online life cover plan -- "Reliance Life Insurance eTerm" -- to ... 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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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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”Jannat 2′ ad showing Emraan smoking unlawful’


May 3rd, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Newspaper advertisements of the film "Jannat 2" showing actor Emraan Hashmi smoking a cigarette violated anti-tobacco laws, an NGO said Thursday pointing to the ... Read more...

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Gains and losses from Budget 2012-13


March 16th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Here is what you gain and what you lose on account of the budget proposals presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday:Gains:- Minimum exemption limit for income tax raised to ... 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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Tobacco causing 50 percent head, neck cancers: Study


August 21st, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Tobacco consumption is causing nearly half of head and neck cancers in the country, a study by a cancer research centre said here Sunday."Nearly 50 ... 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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Cancer victim writes to PM for ban on tobacco products


June 1st, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) A 35-year-old cancer victim has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pleading with him to impose a ban on tobacco products such as gutka ... 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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Harsher cancer warning on tobacco products in the offing


May 25th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) With a clinical study pointing out to prevalence of cancer more among chewing tobacco users than cigarettes smokers, the government has decided to notify harsher ... Read more...

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Best Indian city in tobacco control to tighten laws


March 23rd, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 23 (IANS) Chandigarh, which has been declared the best Indian city in terms of tobacco control by an international study, is preparing to further tighten laws around tobacco ... Read more...

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US Surgeon General: ‘Just one cigarette can also cause harm’


December 10th, 2010 - 10:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Dec 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Even though smokers believe that short-term smoking doesn’t cause any harm, yet this isn’t the case at all. A recent report by the US Surgeon-General ... Read more...

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New pictorial warnings on tobacco products in effect


December 2nd, 2010 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1(IANS) Tobacco products in the country must carry a new set of pictorial warnings depicting a cancer-stricken mouth from Dec 1, a notification by the ministry of health ... Read more...

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‘Kicking butt reduces lung cancer by 90 percent’


November 24th, 2010 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Quitting smoking can reduce the risk of lung cancer by nearly 90 percent, an expert said Wednesday."Smoking causes about 90 percent of lung cancer deaths among tobacco ... Read more...

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India world’s second largest tobacco user: Report (Lead)


October 19th, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad called for a "jihad" against tobacco use after a report released Tuesday identified India as the world's second largest consumer of ... 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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Tobacco use higher among rural women in India


May 30th, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30, (IANS) As marketing of tobacco to women is the focus for the 'World No Tobacco Day', being observed Monday, official figures reveal more Indian women in rural areas ... Read more...

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Andhra, Gujarat get $5 mn for anti-tobacco campaign


May 29th, 2010 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has granted $5 million for strengthening the National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP) in Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh, a statement said Saturday. ... Read more...

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Need to inform women about risks of tobacco


April 26th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) With women comprising about 20 percent of the world's more than one billion tobacco users, the health ministry Monday called for creating awareness among women about the ... Read more...

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Government to frame policy for chewing tobacco companies


April 7th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The government will come down heavily on chewing tobacco manufacturers and frame a policy against its widespread consumption in India, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Wednesday. "Chewing ... Read more...

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11 lakh fined for smoking in Delhi’s public places


March 21st, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The Delhi government has fined over 11 lakh people for smoking in public places and earned over Rs.15 million since 1997. "The effort to make Delhi smoke free ... Read more...

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Over two million pregnant women in India consume tobacco


March 20th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Over two million pregnant women in India consume tobacco products, a shocking figure revealed by the Indian health ministry Saturday. "It is shocking that over 8.5 percent of ... Read more...

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Tobacco use ‘worsens outcomes in patients with HPV-positive head, neck cancer’


February 15th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Researchers at University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center claim that patients with head and neck cancer linked to high risk human papillomavirus, or HPV, have worse outcomes if ... Read more...

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Increasing taxes may help reduce tobacco use


January 23rd, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): Raising tobacco taxes could significantly reduce tobacco use, say experts.A new American Cancer Society report has outlined 21 challenges and needs for global tobacco control, covering the wide ... Read more...

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Picture imperfect: graphic warning on tobacco products from Sunday


May 30th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Smokers may think twice before lighting up from Sunday. Starting May 31, the World No Tobacco Day, all tobacco products will carry graphic pictorial warnings like ... Read more...

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India and China tops the list of World’s biggest tobacco users


March 10th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
The world's biggest tobacco users are India and China, according to new research which highlights concerns about increasing death rates in developing countries and smoking by women.Statistics compiled by the American Cancer ... Read more...

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A cigar shape motorbike to discourage smoking


October 26th, 2008 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
By Narendra Hyderabad, Oct 26 (ANI): An environmental activist in Hyderabad has come out with a novel idea to support a ban on smoking in public places. He has prepared a motorbike ... Read more...

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Bizarre Dutch law allows cannabis smoking but fines tobacco users!


September 25th, 2008 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 25 (ANI): The bizarre Dutch policy of allowing smokers to puff away on pure cannabis but not tobacco has apparently perplexed police in the Netherlands, who have fined a man ... Read more...

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Bollywood stars to campaign against smoking: Ramadoss


September 3rd, 2008 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 2 (IANS) Leading film stars will be part of a massive national campaign against tobacco consumption, Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss said here Tuesday, also inviting superstar Shah Rukh Khan to ... Read more...

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Protagonists call for strict legislation to ban tobacco products in the country


May 31st, 2008 - 8:24 pm ICT by admin
Salem (Tamil Nadu)/ New Delhi, May 31 (ANI): Anti-tobacco campaigners in parts of the country hit streets shouting slogans to ban tobacco products on Saturday to mark 'World No Tobacco Day'.Activists ... Read more...

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‘Fourteen percent Indian students use tobacco regularly’ (May 31 is World No Tobacco Day)


May 30th, 2008 - 5:24 pm ICT by admin
By Prashant K. Nanda New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Over 14 percent of Indian students are regular tobacco users, reflecting the global trend of most people beginning to smoke before the age of ... Read more...

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