New Zealand's plan to end smoking: A lifetime ban for youth

Under a new law the government announced Thursday and plans to pass next year, the minimum age to buy cigarettes would keep rising year after year.

published on : 9th December 2021

New Zealand plans to phase out tobacco sales to effectively ban smoking

New Zealand currently outlaws tobacco sales to under-18s and Associate Health Minister Ayesha Verrall said that from 2027, the age ban would increase by one year annually to keep the cohort smoke free

published on : 9th December 2021

Beyond smokescreen: 16-year-old girl on mission to keep people away from puff

Asma felt the need to take it as a campaign to make the public aware of the killing smoke.

published on : 21st November 2021

India among countries with lowest quit rates for smoking, says new report

Tobacco prevalence in India is three times higher among men than women. India also accounts for some of the highest rates of smokeless tobacco use and oral cancer in the world.

published on : 18th November 2021

‘Remarkable change seen in people sent for rehabilitation’ 

Explaining the harmful effects of consuming ganja and other harmful sedatives, the DCP warned of severe action against those who repeatedly commit such crimes. 

published on : 9th November 2021

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez signs ban on indoor smoking

The ban will not apply to the ceremonial use of tobacco or in people's homes unless they are being used as day care centers, adult care centers or as business offices.

published on : 7th November 2021

Amitabh Bachchan steps down as face of paan masala brand

In an open letter, NOTE president Dr Shekhar Salkar had said that the actor should withdraw from "surrogate" paan masala advertisements and support the cause of the anti-tobacco movement.

published on : 11th October 2021

Cigarette, beedi consumption highest in Karnataka: Report

The report also stated that ground-level implementation of tobacco control is lacking in these states, and needs to be improved.

published on : 5th October 2021

Many Bengaluru restaurants in dark about smoking regulations on-premises, finds survey

Any hotel or bar and restaurant having more than 30 seats should provide a designated smoking area at their premises, as per a BBMP notification.

published on : 2nd October 2021

No evidence to prove lung cancer caused by smoking addiction: Gujarat consumer court

The court said that there was no evidence to prove that the patient suffered from lung cancer due to his addiction to smoking, apart from the mention of 'addiction smoking' on the treatment papers.

published on : 2nd October 2021

Smoking may increase risk of COVID-19 severity, death, study finds

The researchers found that compared with people who had never smoked, current smokers were 80 per cent more likely to be admitted to hospital and significantly more likely to die from COVID-19.

published on : 28th September 2021

Rising cases of women getting lung cancer, say doctors, but smoking isn't the only reason

The ratio of smokers and non-smokers getting lung cancer is 20:1. However, there are additional factors affecting women.

published on : 29th July 2021

Now is the right time to quit smoking

World No Tobacco Day is observed on May 31 to increase awareness regarding the dangers of smoking  cigarettes

published on : 1st June 2021

Should we ban tobacco? As COVID crisis puts smoking under scanner, here's what people have to say

Ashok Kumar, the excise deputy commissioner, revealed that around 600 to 700 tobacco-related COPTA cases are filed on an average in the district.

published on : 1st June 2021

Smokers face 40-50 per cent higher risk of severe diseases, death from Covid: Harsh Vardhan

Vardhan underlined the country's long history of incrementally decreasing tobacco consuming population through legal and administrative means.

published on : 31st May 2021
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