Smoking

  • India is facing huge cancer crisis: Experts 13-04-2014 06:35 PM

    London: India is facing a cancer crisis, with smoking, belated diagnosis and unequal access to treatment causing large-scale problems, experts said. Every year in India, around one million new cancer cases are diagnosed and around 600,000 to 700,000 people die from cancer in India, with this death toll projected to...
  • Bihar polling stations declared no-smoking zones 29-03-2014 08:28 PM

    The Election Commission (EC) on Saturday declared all polling stations in Bihar as non-smoking zone under section 4 of Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Act, 2003 (COTPA). Additional Chief Electoral Officer R Lakshmanan said, "Polling stations and...
  • Cinema reflects society, society rarely reflects cinema: Kajol 13-03-2014 11:51 AM

    Mumbai: Actress Kajol Wednesday attended a special session at the 15th edition of FICCI Frames 2014 and said it's unfair to say that one gets influenced by watching cinema. The star of films like 'Dushman' and 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge', was speaking on the ideas behind censorship guidelines. "My kids...
  • California third-graders, 8 and 9 years old, caught smoking pot in school bathroom 06-03-2014 09:43 AM

    Three third-graders were caught smoking marijuana in the boys' bathroom of their northern California elementary school last week in what the local police chief says marked the youngest pot bust he has ever encountered. The three boys - two 8-year-olds and one 9-year-old - were caught last Thursday by another...
  • INS Sindhuratna mishap: More Navy officers may resign, say sources 27-02-2014 11:06 AM

    Mumbai: A day after Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi resigned after another of India's warships met with a mishap, more officers are likely to follow suit, say sources. The sources say that more Navy officers in the Western Command may quit over the incident, the cause of which is not...
  • Submarine mishap: Was Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi forced to quit? 27-02-2014 07:40 AM

    Mumbai: It's been a tough 24 hours for the Indian Navy. Shortly after two of its officers went missing and seven others were injured in a mishap on board the INS Sindhuratna submarine, Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi quit, citing moral responsibility. A press note issued by the Defence Ministry...
  • Watch: Smoking machine that automatically lights, smokes and stubs cigarettes on the ground 24-02-2014 12:56 PM

    The smoking machine was created by Norway-based Kristoffer Myskja is 2007. The machine works its way through loading, lighting, smoking and stubbing a cigarette. Watch the fascinating video here. ...
  • Mumbai: HC notice to Centre, CBFC on anti-smoking warning in films 04-02-2014 06:19 PM

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday issued a notice to the Union government and the Central Board for Film Certification (CBFC) on a petition by filmmaker Anurag Kashyap challenging the notification that made an anti-smoking disclaimer mandatory during smoking scenes in a movie. A division bench of Chief Justice...
  • Things smokers say every day to justify smoking. Admit it, you've done it too 31-01-2014 02:15 PM

    How many times have you bonded over a cigarette in the restaurant alley way with a complete stranger whom you asked for a light? Countless times perhaps. Smokers everywhere have their nice little group thing going on. They meet to have a quick break from work, an escape to the...
  • China bans official from smoking in public 30-12-2013 11:51 AM

    China has banned its officials from smoking in public to set an example to the rest of the country that has the world's largest number of smokers. The official Xinhua News Agency said that officials are not allowed to smoke in schools, hospitals, sports venues, on public transport or any...
  • In Punjab, 17,000 booked for smoking in public 09-10-2013 07:04 PM

    Chandigarh: Over 17,000 people have been issued tickets (challaned) by the Punjab government this year for violating ban on smoking in public places, a senior health officer said in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Punjab's Principal Secretary of Health and Family Welfare Vini Mahajan said that 12 districts in Punjab have already...
  • Nest Protect: iPod inventor launches the world's smartest fire alarm 09-10-2013 07:12 AM

    San Francisco: Smoke detectors frequently produce more headaches than useful warnings. The devices have an irritating habit of shrieking when there's no cause for alarm, and always seem to wait until the middle of the night to chirp when their batteries run low. Tony Fadell, a gadget guru who helped...
  • Watch: I quit smoking because I'm scared of my wife, says Barack Obama 24-09-2013 10:40 AM

    US President Barack Obama confessed that he quit smoking as he is scared of his wife Michelle Obama. The entire conversation was caught on an open mic. ...
  • Varun Dhawan warns fans against smoking 01-09-2013 04:50 PM

    Mumbai: He might be just one film old, but actor Varun Dhawan knows the impact a movie character can have on fans. Therefore, he has urged his fans not to copy him when he smokes on screen. "Hey guys for the record I don't smoke, but I might have to...
  • Non-smoking mothers who breastfeed their kids 'less prone' to breast cancer 19-08-2013 11:40 AM

    Non-smoking mothers who breastfeed their kids for more than six months may be less prone to the risk of breast cancer, a new research has revealed. The same is not true for smoking mothers. Emilio Gonzalez-Jimenez, of the University of Granada in Spain, and his colleagues analysed the medical records...
  • US: 1 dead in Louisiana chemical plant explosion 14-06-2013 07:19 AM

    Geismar: An explosion and fire killed one person and injured 73 at the Williams Olefins chemical plant in Geismar, Louisiana, on Thursday, unsettling an industrial town where authorities ordered people to remain indoors for hours to avoid the billowing smoke. The blast at 8:37 am (1337 GMT) sent a huge...
  • IITian provides smoke-free stoves to remote villages 04-06-2013 10:10 AM

    New Delhi: IITian Sai Bhaskar Reddy is making his contribution to the environment by providing smoke-free stoves to the remotest villages. "In the last eight years, I have been visiting the remotest parts of India where people do not have access to good and clean energy sources. And I would...
  • World No Tobacco Day: Have gutka bans, increase in taxes worked? 31-05-2013 10:03 AM

    Mumbai: It's World No Tobacco Day on Friday and CNN-IBN finds out if the government's recent moves to curb health hazards has worked or not. Tobacco is addictive, causes cancer and is killing nearly 8 lakh Indians every year. What's more alarming is that a tenth of all cigarette smokers...
  • World No Tobacco Day 2013: 10 ads that can make smokers quit 31-05-2013 08:25 AM

    May 31 every year is observed as the World No Tobacco Day (WNTD). The aim of the day is to spread awareness about the ills of tobacco consumption and also to encourage a day of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption. Advertising is one of the most powerful modes...
  • Mamata says 'smoke more' to help Saradha investors 25-04-2013 01:57 PM

    Kolkata: As lakhs of investors affected by the chit fund scam demand refund, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has decided to increase tax on cigarettes by 10 per cent to help them. She said smoking more won't harm, but help investors. "We have decided to increase the tax on...
  • Smoking ban will save 200,000 lives a year: Medvedev 25-04-2013 05:12 AM

    Moscow: Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said new legislation banning smoking in public places could save up to 200,000 lives annually in the country. "I hope that it (anti-smoking law) will contribute to reducing this factor (smoking)," Medvedev said at the first session of the government's health protection committee....
  • BJP says zombie film 'Go Goa Gone' shows Goa in bad light, CM promises action 10-04-2013 05:34 PM

    Panaji: Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar Tuesday promised action against Saif Ali Khan-starrer film "Go Goa Gone" after a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator said it promoted smoking and showed Goa in bad light. "You give me all the detail and I will take action," Parrikar told BJP MLA Pramod...