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Tobacco Free Kerala Lauds SC Ruling on Pictorial Warnings

The public-health-friendly stance taken by the Supreme Court has been lauded.


Study Links Rising US E-Cigarette Use to Rise in Smokers Quitting

London: A rise in the use of electronic cigarettes among American adults is linked to a significant increase in the numbers of people quitting smoking, researchers said....


Dutch Bank Bans Loans to Tobacco Industry on Health Grounds

Amsterdam: The Netherlands’ third-largest bank ABN Amro said Wednesday that it is ratcheting up its battle against smoking and will no longer extend credit to clients...


Health Experts Welcome Highest GST Slab for Beedis  

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala’s medical fraternity and health experts have hailed the GST Council’s decision to categorise all tobacco products, including beedis, as...


Hookah Smoking More Cancerous Than Cigarettes, Says DAK

Srinagar: Dispelling the misconception of hookah being safer option for smoking, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Wednesday said it’s (hookah) smoke has higher...


World No Tobacco Day: Why Quit?

Any amount of smoking damages the heart and blood vessels, says Dr. Ninad Katdare.


About 4k Teens Below 18 Try Their First Cigarette Every Day

Hyderabad: Almost 4,000 teens under the age of 18 are trying their first cigarette every day and up to 1,000 kids per day are prone to become daily cigarette smokers,...


High Incidence of Smoking Among College Students: Study

Thiruvananthapuram: More than 16 per cent of College students in Thrissur district smoke cigarettes or beedis, revealed a recent study conducted by the Government...


Japan Wrestles over Smoking Ban Ahead of Olympics  

Tokyo: Tokyo risks being one of the unhealthiest Olympic Games hosts in years, as an anti-smoking law exposes deep rifts over tobacco tax revenue, personal freedom and...


100% Tobacco Smoke-Free Public Places Must for Lung Health

World Tuberculosis Day on March 24