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  • 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...
  • Duty free allowance of cigarettes, cigars at airports halved July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In another step against smoking, the government has reduced by 50 per cent duty free allowance of cigarettes to 100 sticks and 25 cigars in airports. The decision comes barely a day after Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley proposed 'sin tax' and announced increase in excise duty on...
  • Jaitley's 'healthy measures' in Budget 2014: Cigarettes, gutka, aerated drinks get costlier July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: In what he called 'healthy measures', Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday increased excise duties on tobacco, gutka and aerated drinks. Making cigarettes expensive, Jaitley raised the excise duties on cigarettes and other tobacco products from 11 per cent and 72 per cent. Jaitley has also hiked excise duty...
  • Watch: It took a 13yearold to shame these Indian smokers to admitting they want to quit smoking July 9, 2014

    A worrying new study reveals that smoking in front of children not only passes on the harmful effects of the smoke in the air it can also get them hooked on cigarettes. Most smokers are very aware of the damage they are doing to their own health and...
  • Health Minister asks CMs to consider raising VAT on tobacco products to 50 pc July 5, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to discourage people from consuming tobacco products, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has written to all the chief ministers to consider raising the VAT on tobaccomade products to 50 per cent. He has asked the state governments to frame a tax policy making tobacco products...
  • Fire in Nepal factory guts cigarettes worth millions June 25, 2014

    Kathmandu: A major fire at the godown of Surya Tobacco Company, the largest Indian jointventure operating in Nepal, on Wednesday destroyed 40 truckloads of cigarettes and caused huge damage to its property. The fire that broke out in the godown of the company, a subsidiary of ITC, completely turned 40...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha discusses the 'advantages' of cigarette smoking June 22, 2014

    While Health Minister Harsh Vardhan asked Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, to increase the rates of cigarettes, Cyrus Broacha in this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't' discusses the 'advantages' of smoking. ...