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  • Watch: Woody Allen and John Turturro in the upcoming film 'Fading Gigolo' 12-04-2014 03:18 PM

    Imagine veteran filmmaker Woody Allen playing the role of a pimp. Hard to believe? But that is exactly what he portrays, as a books seller-turned pimp, in the upcoming romantic comedy/farcical film 'Fading Gigolo'. Written and directed by John Turturro, the film explores the concept of 'menage a trois', a...
  • Saudi man divorces wife for having cigarette in her bag 25-11-2013 05:55 PM

    Marriage goes up in smoke! A Saudi man divorced his wife just three months after marriage when he found a cigarette in her bag. The husband became furious after he discovered the cigarette and decided to divorce her despite her claims that she did not smoke and that the cigarette...
  • 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...
  • AI crew member detained in London for smuggling cigarettes 03-06-2013 02:32 PM

    Mumbai: An Air India cabin crew was detained by the London police for allegedly smuggling 50 cigarette crates. Though some members of the crew were released later Bhavik Shah, who admitted to his crime, was detained for eight hours. Later, Air India bailed him out by paying 5,000 pounds. Confirming...
  • Delhi: Youth gets life term for murdering man over cigarette 02-05-2013 02:23 PM

    New Delhi: A youth, who had murdered a man for failing to give him a cigarette, has been sentenced to rigorous life imprisonment by a Delhi court which said he has no value of a human being. Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau awarded the jail term to 25-year-old Rakesh for...
  • 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 can rot your brain, warns study 26-11-2012 12:46 PM

    London: Smoking 'rots' the brain by damaging memory, learning and reasoning, according to a new study. Researchers from the King's College London in brain tests and analysis of health and lifestyle data of a group of over-50s found that smoking affects the brain negatively even more than high blood pressure...
  • Gargling lemonade can help smokers quit the habit 10-11-2012 01:19 PM

    London: For smokers willing to kick the butt, scientists have an unusual solution - gargling with a glass of lemonade. In a new study, scientists have found that the interaction of sugar (known as glucose) with the tongue boosts attention as well as energy and can improve self control. This...
  • From anti-smoker to smoker to non-smoker: My King Size journey

    Pixelated |  Soumyadip Choudhury
    Anirban, a good old friend, still remembers the kick that landed on his butt as a result of his adamant refusal to kick the butt....

  • One mosquito coil equals 100 cigarettes 01-09-2011 10:26 PM

    New Delhi: Smoke emitted from one mosquito repellant coil is equivalent to those of 100 cigarettes, thus causing harm to a large number of people in India, an expert said Wednesday. "Not many people know about it, but the damage done to your lungs by one mosquito coil is equivalent...
  • Which is worse in pregnancy, snuff or smokes? 01-09-2011 12:23 PM

    New York: Babies born to snuff-using mothers were more likely to have breathing problems than those whose mothers smoked while pregnant, according to a Swedish study. Snuff -- ground tobacco that is high in nicotine but doesn't generate the same additional chemicals as cigarette smoke because it's not burned --...
  • Like your morning smoke? You're at greater risk! 08-08-2011 11:02 AM

    Washington: Smokers who are inclined to take a few puffs soon after waking up may face an increased risk of developing lung, head and neck cancers than smokers who do it later. Joshua Muscat, from the Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, and colleagues investigated whether early morning puffing boosts...
  • FDA issues graphic cigarette labels 21-06-2011 05:57 PM

    Richmond: In the most significant change to U.S. cigarette packs in 25 years, the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday released nine new warning labels that depict in graphic detail the negative health effects of tobacco use. Among the images to appear on cigarette packs are rotting and diseased teeth...
  • World no tobacco day: Have anti tobacco campaigns been a failure?

    Tonight at 10 Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts if anti tobacco campaigns have been a failure. ...
  • Cigarette ads may lure teens to smoke 19-01-2011 03:37 PM

    New York: Teenagers who frequently encounter the Marlboro man, or other familiar icons of the tobacco and cigarette industry, may be more likely to be lured into lighting up, according to a study. Nearly a quarter of all high school students in the United States smoke cigarettes, according to the...
  • Rolled out cigarettes more addictive 13-01-2011 01:34 PM

    Wellington: Smokers who prefer roll-your-own tobacco may be more intensely addicted to the habit than those who puff on readymade cigarettes. Doctoral graduate Amy Lewis at the Victoria University in New Zealand investigated how tobacco smoke influences proteins involved in cigarette addiction. These include monoamine oxidase enzymes or MAOs that...
  • When the state paid, people stopped smoking 08-12-2010 03:05 PM

    Washington: When Massachusetts started paying for stop-smoking treatments, people not only kicked the habit but also had fewer heart attacks, researchers reported on Tuesday in the first study to show a clear payoff from investing in smoking prevention efforts. Smoking dropped by 10 percent among clients of Medicaid, the state...
  • Cabinet to decide on tobacco industry request 03-12-2010 03:24 PM

    New Delhi: Union cabinet is likely to take a decision on a request from the tobacco industry to increase the duration of display of a set of pictorial warning in cigarette and other tobacco products. The Union Health Ministry approached the Cabinet for a direction in this regard to seek...
  • Smokers waste a year of their lives on fag breaks 29-09-2010 12:35 PM

    London: Seems the boss is right! Smokers work an hour a day less than non-smoking colleagues – wasting over a year of their lives on office cigarette breaks, a study has revealed. The study of 2,500 adults by UK-based market research company 'OnePoll.com' found that an average smoker takes four...
  • Nicotine linked to breast cancer for first time 24-08-2010 04:35 PM

    London: Nicotine that makes smoking addictive is one of the chemicals in cigarettes that can trigger breast cancer, says a new research. Normal cigarettes are known to contain at least 60 cancer-causing compounds, including carbon monoxide, tar and arsenic, but until now nicotine had not been on the list, reports...
  • What's costlier, what's cheaper 26-02-2010 01:05 PM

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