Delhi: Can’t help butt recycle, Code Effort deals with toxic cigarette waste

Naman Gupta (27) from Noida, Uttar Pradesh, recalls that, during his childhood and adolescent years, it was common to see people smoking a cigarette.

published on : 16th May 2022

Smoking and bone health, a deadly duo

Tobacco smoking creates an imbalance in bone turnover, that results in reduced bone mass.

published on : 4th May 2022

Man’s charred body found inside house

The charred body of a 46-year-old was found under mysterious circumstances inside his house at Kannanthodath Lane near Edappally on Sunday morning.

published on : 28th March 2022

Secondhand smoke exposure causes tremendous economic burden in India: Study

The annual direct economic costs attributable to Second-Hand Smoking in India amounted to INR 567 billion.

published on : 24th March 2022

Doctors, cancer victims urge Centre to remove designated smoking rooms from hotels, restaurants, airports

Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi, head-and-neck cancer surgeon, Tata Memorial Hospital, said there is growing evidence that smoking increases the risk of attracting COVID.

published on : 9th March 2022

Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer Awareness Month: Signs and symptoms to know

February is observed as Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer Awareness Month. Although rare, these cancers affect thousands of people and their families around the world each year. 

published on : 23rd February 2022

WHO launches 'quit tobacco' app, says it will help smokers kick the butt

Tobacco is the world’s leading cause of preventable death and kills nearly 8 million persons every year.

published on : 15th February 2022

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
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