ANTI TOBACCO DRIVE

  • Tobaccofree district, the new feather in Kottayam's cap October 5, 2008

    Kottayam: Kottayam in Kerala is one district which is ahead of even the Union Health Ministry in the fight against tobacco. Kottayam was declared a tobaccofree district on September 28, three days before the ban on public smoking was imposed across the country. DMO of Kottayam Benjamin George said, It...
  • Kick the butt or pay up after Oct 2, warns Ramadoss September 9, 2008

    New Delhi: People openly puffing a cigarette in a market place was perhaps Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss' worst nightmare. But not anymore. Starting October 2, 2008, there will be a countrywide ban on smoking in public places like offices, restaurants, pubs, bars, railway stations, airports and bus stops. All Government...