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Waft of Flowers Only; Flower Shops to Go Smoke-Free Zones

Thiruvananthapuram: Taking into account of the health of the merchants as well as the customers, flower shops in the city will become smoke-free zones very soon. A...


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...

A shop assistant demonstrates a Japan Tobacco Inc's Ploom Tech smokeless vaping product at its Ploom Shop in Tokyo, Japan June 28, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Japan Tobacco Tries to Catch up with Rival in Smokeless Tobacco

Tokyo: Japan Tobacco Inc said today it hoped to catch up with Philip Morris International Inc in smokeless tobacco by expanding the number of smoke-free restaurants and...


Tobacco Use Drops from 34.6 pc in ’09-10 to 28.6 pc in ’16-17

New Delhi: In heartening news, tobacco usage has decreased by six percentage points from 34.6 in 2009-10 to 28.6 in 2016-17, with a 33 per cent drop reported among the...


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...


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...


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

World Tuberculosis Day on March 24


Tobacco Triggers Multi-Morbidity Among the Elderly: Study

Kerala has the highest prevalence of high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease


Youth Survey on Tobacco Use Calls for Focus on Preventing Initiation

The study titled ‘Tobacco Use among Pre-University Students in Kannur, Kerala: A Cross-sectional study’ covered 336 boys and 439 girls.