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  • DRI seizes smuggled cigarettes worth Rs 23 crore in Gujarat 2 days ago

    Ahmedabad: In one of the largest seizures in recent times, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized smuggled cigarettes worth Rs 23.29 crore at Adani Hazira Port near Surat city, officials said. "Total 3.21 crore cigarette sticks of multiple brands, which include Gudang Garam, Djarum Black and Luvin Fresh were...
  • India needs comprehensive tax policy for curbing tobacco use: WHO March 22, 2015

    Kolkata: India needs to draft a comprehensive tax policy for all tobacco products if it wants to cut down the easy access to the plethora of low-cost and locally produced tobacco products available in the country, World Health Organisation (WHO) has suggested. Describing the availability and affordability of low-cost and...
  • UK set to introduce plain cigarette packaging, aims to decrease number of smokers January 22, 2015

    London: The UK is planning to introduce a new law for plain packaging of cigarettes aimed at reducing its appeal to young people which could come into force before the general election in May. "The move is likely to have a positive impact on public health, particularly for children," Jane Ellison,...
  • Trying to quit smoking? Avoid pretty women January 14, 2015

    London: Men are less likely to quit smoking when looking at attractive women, according to a new study which asked men to rate how appealing pictures of different women. In an experiment, scientists from Taiwan asked 76 men to rate pictures of various women. The men did not know it but they...
  • Centre for raising age of person buying tobacco products to 21 years January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Brushing aside opposition, the government on Tuesday moved to amend the anti-smoking law and proposed radical changes, including ban on sale of loose cigarettes and raising the minimum age of a person buying tobacco products to 21 years from existing 18. It has also proposed raising of fine to...
  • Sale of loose tobacco items banned in Punjab January 6, 2015

    Chandigarh: Punjab government on Tuesday said that it has completely banned the sale of loose cigarettes and other tobacco items as they do not bear the statutory pictorial health warning message. An official spokesperson of the government said all the deputy commissioners have been directed to ensure strict implementation of...
  • Having lost his speech to throat cancer, survivor writes to PM for ban on loose cigarettes December 4, 2014

    New Delhi: A former Customs Commissioner, who lost his speech due to throat cancer after prolonged tobacco use, has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to reconsider the proposal to ban sale of loose cigarettes, amid reports that the move is likely to be put on hold. "After having...
  • E-cigarettes contain 10 times more amount of carcinogens: Research November 27, 2014

    Tokyo: E-cigarettes contain 10 times the level of cancer-causing agents as regular tobacco, Japanese scientists said, the latest blow to an invention once heralded as less harmful than smoking. The electronic devices increasingly popular around the world, particularly among young people function by heating flavoured liquid, which often contains nicotine,...
  • 'Business Idea: Single cigarette packets.' Twitter users react to the proposed ban on loose cigarettes in India November 26, 2014

    India moved a step closer to banning the sale of unpackaged cigarettes, with a view to discourage smoking in a country where close to a million people each year die of tobacco-related diseases. More than 70 percent of the cigarettes sold in India are loose.The health ministry has accepted the...
  • NDA government likely to ban sale of loose cigarettes November 25, 2014

    In a major decision to curb the use of cigarettes, the Health Ministry has accepted the recommendation of expert panel to ban the sale of loose cigarettes. The ministry has circulated a draft note on the ban. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 25, 2014

    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 November 25, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Civil unrest in Ferguson, 29 protesters arrested November 25, 2014

    A Missouri grand jury has decided not to indict a police officer in the shooting death of 18-year-old African American Michael Brown in August. The decision has once again sparked off tension in Ferguson. ...
  • Loose cigarettes likely to be banned, Health Ministry accepts expert panel's recommendation November 25, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major decision to curb the use of cigarettes, the Health Ministry has accepted the recommendation of expert panel to ban the sale of loose cigarettes. The ministry has circulated a draft note on the ban. Before a reshuffle in the Cabinet, former health minister in Prime Minister...
  • Smoking associated with risk of developing a second smoking related cancer November 11, 2014

    Washington: A large study has found that cigarette smoking prior to the first diagnosis of lung (stage I), bladder, kidney or head and neck cancer increases the risk of developing a second smoking-associated cancer. "As survival improves for a number of smoking-related cancers, patients are living longer; however, smoking may increase...
  • Harsh Vardhan seeks complete ban on e-cigarettes, ENDS October 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Favouring a complete ban on e-cigarettes and all products described as electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has said that such products push children towards tobacco habit eventually via nicotine dependence. In his clearest message yet on the controversy over the safety of ENDS,...
  • India tightens rules on cigarettes, tobacco branding October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Tobacco companies in India will have to stamp health warnings across 85 per cent of the surface of cigarette packs and other products, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday, joining nations such as Thailand and Australia with stringent marketing rules. Up to 9,00,000 Indians die every year of diseases...
  • Cigarette packs to carry warning on 85 per cent of space October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Come April next year, 85 per cent of space on cigaratte packs and other tobacco products in India will have to be mandatorily covered with graphic and text warnings of health hazard, making the country top ranker in terms of display of caution on packages. After implementation of...
  • India slips on tobacco warnings: Report October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: India's ranking has dropped down to 136 out of 198 among countries that include pictorial health warnings on tobacco package, a report said Tuesday. This is much lower than the 123rd position that the country had in 2012, a release said. The Cigarette Package Health Warnings: International Status Report 2014,...
  • Smoking can cause urologic diseases: Experts September 19, 2014

    London: Cigarette smoking can lead to a number of urological diseases and only a few people are aware of this, experts have warned. According to the Association of Austrian Urologists, smoking can also cause reduced fertility, impotence, and bladder carcinoma. A recent survey carried out by the association found that...
  • Kerala: Experts welcomes increase in tax on cigarettes September 18, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Leading medical experts and social advocates who have come together under the umbrella of "Tobacco Free Kerala" on Thursday welcomed the Kerala Government decision to raise taxes of cigarettes by 50 per cent during the fiscal year 201415. Lauding the Oommen Chandy government for...
  • Losses from bars: Kerala jacks up taxes on liquor, cigarettes September 17, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Faced with a grim fund crunch arising from its policy of sharply cutting down on the liquor business, Kerala government today steeply increased taxes on liquor, cigarettes, water charges and fees for various services to mop up over Rs 1,500 crore. In a major postbudget exercise of Additional Resources Mobilisation...
  • Smoking in public likely to earn you a fine of Rs 20,000 September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Smoking in public could earn a person a fine of Rs 20,000 as suggested by the expert panel set up by the Health Ministry on tobacco control. The panel has also suggested raising the age limit for consumption and banning the sale of loose cigarettes. Final recommendations are...
  • Thailand may ban import of hookah pipes, shisha, ecigarettes September 8, 2014

    Bangkok: Thailand may stop the import of hookah pipes, shisha and ecigarettes as they can be as harmful as cigarettes, officials said. The vapour from chemicals, ignited by electricity, contains small particles of metal, which could cause cancer, said Nopporn Cheanklin, deputy directorgeneral of Department of Disease Control (DDC). More than 20...
  • WHO urges stiff regulatory curbs on ecigarettes August 27, 2014

    London: The World Health Organization (WHO) called for stiff regulation of electronic cigarettes as well as bans on indoor use, advertising and sales to minors, in the latest bid to control the booming new market. In a longawaited report that will be debated by member states at a meeting in October...
  • Health ministry to amend Anti tobacco laws August 22, 2014

    There is more bad news for cigarette smokers as there could soon be an age limit for smokers. Three months into being in power, the Narendra Modi government is working on curbing the consumption of tobacco products. ...
  • Modi government mulling raising age limit for tobacco consumption from 18 to 25 years: sources August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: There is more bad news for cigarette smokers as there could soon be an age limit for smokers. Three months into being in power, the Narendra Modi government is working on curbing the consumption of tobacco products. After raising taxes on cigarettes and calling for a countrywide ban...
  • SC issues notice to Centre, states on PIL seeking ban on cigarettes, bidis August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major setback to the smokers, the Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice to the Centre and all states on a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking a ban on cigarettes and bidis in the country. There is already a ban on selling cigarettes and bidis near educational...
  • Watch what happens when a guy approaches a kind stranger for a cigarette and then does the stupidest thing in the world August 11, 2014

    This has to be the stupidest prank in the world. A guy approaches several strangers for a cigarette. They kindly lend him one. And then he proceeds to calmly shred it to bits. Moral of the story: Never upset smokers. They are a mean bunch and they can beat you...
  • People who work longer smoke more: Study July 28, 2014

    London: Smoking is linked to working hours, according to new research which found that people who work longer smoke more. People who work long hours find it harder to quit smoking, and those who have given up are more at risk of starting again, researchers said. The study by researchers at...