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  • Cigar smoking not a safe alternative to cigarettes 13 hours 10 minutes ago

    Washington: Cigar smoking is associated with many of the same fatal conditions as cigarette smoking, a new study has warned. Researchers from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) carried out a systematic review of studies about cigar smoking and all-cause and smoking-related mortality to gain more comprehensive information about the...
  • No stay by High Court on ban of tobacco products in Delhi: Government April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi government on Thursday said that the High Court has not put an stay on the notification banning manufacturing, storage, distribution or sale of tobacco products in the national capital. According to Delhi government's Food and Safety Department, the High Court has only restrained the department not to...
  • Indians in Canada approach Modi to build anti-smoking strategy April 14, 2015

    Even as there is a raging debate in India over the size of pictorial warnings on tobacco packs, a group of Indians in Canada have approached Prime Minister Narendra Modi to consider an alternative anti-smoke strategy. A social entrepreneur said, "Public want tobacco rules. We are trying to provide something...
  • Let's Talk Health: Experts talk about cancer and its treatment April 12, 2015

    In this episode of 'Let's Talk Health', health experts discuss how tobacco use causes cancer and it's treatment. 'Let's Talk Health' is a show by CNN-IBN in which each episode talks about how to beat the disease in question with the right diet and exercise, and also demonstrates how relevant...
  • Delhi governmenmt to reply on plea against ban of chewable tobacco April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought response of city government on a plea of manufacturers against ban on sale of chewable tobacco in the national capital from March 30. Justice Rajiv Shakdher issued notice to Food Safety Commissioner of the Delhi government while restraining it from taking any...
  • Delhi HC issues notice to state government over ban on chewable tobacco April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to state government on plea challenging ban on sale of chewable tobacco in national capital. The court has asked government not to take coercive action against sellers till the next hearing on May 20. Justice Rajiv Shakdher issued notice to Food Safety Commissioner...
  • Narendra Modi should clean the filth that comes from the mouth of his MPs: Shiv Sena April 7, 2015

    Mumbai: Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi over controversial statements made by his parliamentarians, ally Shiv Sena said that in his clean India campaign, he should focus on cleaning the filth created by his MPs. "PM Modi must cleanse his party of members like Gandhi under his flagship Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan," Shiv...
  • NCP leader Praful Patel on tobacco warnings April 6, 2015

    CNN-IBN talked to senior NCP leader Praful Patel about conflict of interest and the presence of tobacco company owners in the parliamentary panel. ...
  • After PM's intervention, Parliamentary panel to rethink on increasing pictorial warning on tobacco products April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi intervened on the issue of conflict of interest on increasing pictorial warning on tobacco products, the Parliamentary panel will be meeting on Monday afternoon to rethink on the issue. On Sunday, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu had summoned Bharatiya Janata Party MP Shyama...
  • BJP MP SC Gupta rejects reports of being summoned, says hasn't received any order April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party MP Shyama Charan Gupta on Sunday rejected reports of being summoned by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on the issue of conflict of interest in the Parliamentary panel on increasing pictorial warning on tobacco products. The Allahabad MP said, "I have not received any order to...
  • BJP MP Shyama Charan Gupta summoned after PM intervenes in conflict of interest in parliamentary panel on tobacco April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday summoned Allahabad MP Shyama Charan Gupta, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi intervened on the issue of conflict of interest in the Parliamentary panel on increasing pictorial warning on tobacco products. Gupta has been asked to explain his remark where he...
  • Will take final call on tobacco pictorial warning after parliamentary panel report: Health Minister April 4, 2015

    Health Minister JP Nadda on Saturday said that he will request the parliamentary panel to expedite their review after the Prime Minister Narendra Modi backed larger pictorial warnings on cigarette packets. ...
  • Tobacco consumers live more than 100 years, says BJP MP Dilip Gandhi April 4, 2015

    India's commitment to increase the size of pictorial warnings on cigarette and beedi packets has run into trouble after a Parliamentary Panel set up to look into the issue has shot down the proposal. The panel has come to a conclusion that tobacco use does not cause cancer. Panel head...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay April 3, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Parliamentary panel sparks controversy, says tobacco use not causes cancer April 3, 2015

    The Narendra Modi government's commitment to increase the size of pictorial warnings on cigarette and bidi packets has run into trouble, a parliamentary panel set up to look into the issue has shot down the proposal. The panel has come to a conclusion that tobacco use does not cause cancer....
  • Tobacco lobby: Will go by parliamentary panel, says Health Minister April 3, 2015

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Health Minister JP Nadda health said that the government will go by the parliamentary panel's recommendations on pictorial warning on tobacco products. ...
  • News 360: Smriti Irani spots camera outside changing room of FabIndia outlet in Goa April 3, 2015

    A store operated by fashion boutique chain FabIndia was sealed in Goa on Friday and three to four people were detained for allegedly setting up a CCTV camera which overlooked the store's changing room where central minister Smriti Irani was trying out clothes. ...
  • How will PM Modi tackle tobacco lobby? April 3, 2015

    Former health minister Anbumani Ramadoss has spoken out on the row over pictorial warnings on tobacco products. In an interview to CNN-IBN, Ramadoss said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi must step in over the issue. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the country and asks how PM Modi will tackle tobacco...
  • Former health minister slams delay in introducing pictorial warnings on tobacco products April 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Former health minister Anbumani Ramadoss has spoken out on the row over pictorial warnings on tobacco products. Ramadoss said when he was health minister he had introduced 40 per cent pictorial warnings despite stiff opposition from power leaders including four chief ministers. Ramadoss said there is a perception that...
  • BJP MP against increasing pictorial warning on tobacco products, says beedis less harmful than sugar April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: After Bharatiya Janata Party MP Dilip Kumar Gandhi sparked a row for expressing apprehension over government's plan for larger pictorial warnings on tobacco products, a party MP backed his position. BJP MP Shyama Charan Gupta said the pictoral warnings should remain at 40 per cent and the demand...
  • Unseasonal rains leave crops of mangoes, wheat, tobacco destroyed in Bihar April 1, 2015

    Patna: The unseasonal rains have caused havoc across the country especially for farmers in Bihar where large range of crops have been destroyed. From crops of mangoes, wheat to tobacco everything has been devastated. Dina Patel's last and futile attempt to save his tobacco crop was to dry them out in...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories March 31, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay March 31, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Setback for anti-tobacco campaign, BJP MP says India can't rely on surveys on cancer done abroad March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: The tobacco lobby has managed to have its way in India, at least for the time being. Smokers in India are unlikely to see an increase in the size of pictorial warnings on cigarette packets any time soon after the anti-tobacco campaign hit a major road block with...
  • News 360: India can't rely on surveys done abroad that link tobacco to cancer, says BJP MP March 31, 2015

    The anti-tobacco campaign with an increase in the size of pictorial warnings hits a road block after one BJP MP said that India cannot rely on surveys done abroad that link tobacco to cancer. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: Centre holds its plan to increase size of pictorial warnings on tobacco products March 31, 2015

    The Health Ministry has put on hold its plan to increase the size of pictorial warnings on tobacco products. The Ministry was planning to increase the size of the warnings from 40 per cent to 85 per cent. ...
  • Bihar: Rain hit litchi, mango and tobacco crops, farmers await government help March 31, 2015

    Thousands of crops of litchi, mango and tobacco have damaged due to unseasonal rain in March in Bihar. Speaking to CNN-IBN, farmers said that their livelihood is completely dependent on tobacco crop. ...
  • Health Ministry holds its plan to increase size of pictorial warnings on tobacco products March 31, 2015

    The Health Ministry has put on hold its plan to increase the size of pictorial warnings on tobacco products. The Ministry was planning to increase the size of the warnings from 40 per cent to 85 per cent. A 15-member Parliamentary Committee said it was necessary to consult and take...
  • Is government buckling under tobacco lobby? March 31, 2015

    The Health Ministry has put on hold its plan to increase the size of pictorial warnings on tobacco products. The Ministry was planning to increase the size of the warnings from 40 per cent to 85 per cent. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the country and asks whether the tobacco...
  • No Indian study confirms tobacco use causes cancer: Parliamentary panel March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: As India is set to defer its April 1 deadline for increasing size of pictoral warnings on tobacco products after pressure from various lobbies, head of a Parliamentary panel said there was no Indian study to confirm that use of tobacco products leads to cancer. Dilip Gandhi, head...