ANTI TOBACCO

  • J&K steps up anti-tobacco campaign, fines over 500 violators November 20, 2014

    Srinagar: Stepping up the anti-tobacco crusade in Jammu and Kashmir, the state police has fined over 500 persons for violating Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products Act in October. "Police has challaned 521 people and collected Rs 46,100 as fine from them across 12 districts of the valley for violating Cigarettes and...
  • Saif shoots antitobacco video for 'Go Goa Gone' April 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Saif Ali Khan has shot a special video to spread awareness about ills of tobacco that will play in the beginning of his upcoming movie 'Go Goa Gone' where he is seen as a cigar smoking zombie killer. Saif, who plays the role of a Russian mafia lord, 'Boris'...
  • Films with smoking scenes should carry warnings August 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Signalling some progress in the deadlock over antitobacco rules, the I&B ministry has asked the Censor Board to ensure that a film having smoking scenes also carries two 20 second antitobacco warnings voiced by the actor who is seen smoking in the film. Sources said that the ministry has...
  • Antitobacco groups applaud gutka ban in states July 25, 2012

    New Delhi/Mumbai: In a major breakthrough, six states have banned gutka and other tobacco products. The antitobacco lobby is calling it a major victory. While the country is fighting the larger battle to ban gutka, Sarfabad in Uttar Pradesh has become the third village to go tobacco free. The Panchayat...
  • 1.46 lakh smokers faced action in Delhi February 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Around 1.46 lakh smokers and vendors were fined in the past few years following 7.54 lakh raids in the city in connection with violation of laws related to tobacco. This was disclosed by Delhi Health Minister AK Walia on Tuesday while launching a Hindi website for antitobacco campaign. Addressing the...
  • Maharashtra MLAs to lead antitobacco campaign July 15, 2011

    Mumbai: The Monsoon Session of the Maharashtra Assembly will kickoff with a pledge to start a statewide antitobacco drive. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has tied up with cancer specialists from Tata Memorial Hospital to educate legislators on the ill effects of tobacco consumption, to spread the word and also lead...
  • 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...
  • I was a fool when I thought smoking was cool: Vivek May 26, 2008

    Mumbai: With World AntiTobacco Day round the corner, it is no surprise that Bollywood is jumping in to support the cause, and making a song and dance of it in the process. At a musical event to mark the occasion, celebrated composer trio ShankarEhsaanLoy belted out their biggest hits and some...
  • Many politicos opposed to war on tobacco: Ramadoss November 27, 2007

    Chennai: Health minister Anbumani Ramadass says that four Chief Ministers and 150 MP's had met him to oppose rigorous antitobacco advertisements on tobacco products including cigarettes, gutkha or beedis. "I will not name the politicians who came to me to oppose the antitobacco campaign. However, one Chief Minister...
  • Stars get together to kick the butt September 18, 2006

    Mumbai: The antitobacco crusade is gaining strength with the debate on censoring smoking on screen. At a recent awareness drive for cancer patients, prominent figures from the film industry pledged support to the cause. Young faces, readying to fight the big enemy, lent their voice in the battle against cancer...