COVID-19 complications are much higher in smokers: Doctors

Doctors said smokers face more complications and would need more oxygen support than non-smokers if they contract Covid-19.

published on : 11th March 2021

Smoking in public hits an all-time low in Kochi

Only 72 COTPA violations were registered in the city during 2020 which is a steep fall from 7,746 cases registered in 2019, 14,893 cases in 2018 and 23,471 in 2017.

published on : 24th February 2021

Smoking is injurious to health: 88% Indians back tougher laws

Voluntary Organisation in Interest of Consumer Education (Consumer VOICE), a New Delhi-based NGO, conducted the survey covering a sample pool of 1,476 people aged above 18. 

published on : 15th February 2021

Stop smoking, sleep well before taking COVID-19 vaccine: Experts

Kerala, which has close to 70,000 active Covid-19 cases and above-10% test positivity rate, is relying a lot on the ongoing vaccination to bring the situation under control.

published on : 2nd February 2021

Stop smoking to reduce risk of COVID-19 symptoms: Study

And 50 per cent more likely to report more than ten, including loss of smell, skipping meals, diarrhoea, fatigue, confusion or muscle pain.

published on : 7th January 2021

Don't participate in events sponsored by firms promoting tobacco products: Delhi government to schools

The letter by the DoE comes following the guidelines issued by the Health Ministry to avoid any collaboration with a tobacco industry led foundation in the larger interest of public health.

published on : 4th January 2021

Want government job in Jharkhand? Quit tobacco, first

Although the Tobacco Control Act is already in place in Jharkhand but only 150 traders have secured licences.

published on : 3rd December 2020

Turkey bans smoking in public places to curb virus spread

In a statement late Wednesday, the ministry said smoking would be banned in busy streets, bus stops and public squares when necessary.

published on : 12th November 2020

Bengaluru restaurants to give up smoking zones for better business

As nation observes Cancer Awareness Day, experts welcome the move  

published on : 7th November 2020

COVID-19 patients prone to strokes, warn experts as they bat for physical activity

The pandemic has witnessed a rise in young stroke patients, and doctors attribute it to an utter lack of physical activity coupled with excessive screen time  

published on : 29th October 2020

Ban on smoking at workplaces difficult to implement

While anti-smoking efforts are commendable, they need to take into account the dependency of a smoker.

published on : 28th October 2020

Twice the cardiac trouble for smokers   

The best way smokers can reduce their risk of heart diseases and stay heart strong  is to quit smoking as soon as possible.

published on : 29th September 2020

Smoking, drinking may cause failures in dental fillings

Indulging in drinking alcohol or smoking may not only damage your teeth but also lead to increased incidences of failure in dental fillings, warned researchers.

published on : 6th November 2017

Third-hand smoke may damage liver and brain tissues

Damage to the liver can hinder its capability to detoxify the body, leading to more damage by third-hand smoke toxins.

published on : 19th September 2017

Delhi government tells Philip Morris, ITC, other tobacco companies to remove all ads

The state government has warned the tobacco companies that legal action will be taken against them if they do not remove all advertisements from tobacco shops in the city.

published on : 23rd July 2017
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