Smoking

  • 'Third-hand' smoke deposited as dust in homes may also pose a potential cancer risk to non-smokers: study 1 week ago

    London: Have you finally amended your habits and stopped smoking inside the house to protect your kids from exposure to second-hand smoke? That may not be good enough! Researchers have found that even 'third-hand' smoke, tobacco smoke gases and particles deposited as dust in homes, pose a potential cancer risk to...
  • Watch: It took a 13-year-old 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...
  • Chinese pet dog is a smoking addict July 1, 2014

    Beijing: A two-year-old dog owned by a smoker in China has picked up his master's habit and become so addicted to smoking that it must have a cigarette before going to sleep. The husky in Anda, Heilongjiang province began smoking last year, when it was adopted, according to its owner,...
  • 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. ...
  • Prisons made smoking-free zones in Kerala June 21, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Prisons in Kerala have been made smoking-free zones in compliance of the Supreme Court order banning smoking in public places. A circular in this regard has been issued by DGP (Prison) T P Senkumar, directing jail officials to enforce the ban within the prison compounds. "Though smoking in public...
  • US teens are drinking less, texting more: Study June 15, 2014

    New York: American teens are smoking less, drinking less and fighting less. But they're texting behind the wheel and spending a lot of time on video games and computers, according to the government's latest study of worrisome behaviour. Generally speaking, the news is good. Most forms of drug use, weapons use...
  • Kolkata records highest cigarette consumption in India: Survey June 12, 2014

    Kolkata: With a person in Kolkata on an average smoking 9-10 cigarettes per day, the city has recorded the highest cigarette consumption in India, a survey report released on Thursday said. It said that the frequency of tobacco consumption is the highest in Kolkata among the cities. A Mumbaikar, for example,...
  • Complaint against Shakti Kapoor for smoking in public June 4, 2014

    A complaint has been filed with a local court against Bollywood actor Shakti Kapoor for allegedly smoking publicly at Sanganer airport in Jaipur. The complainant Nem Singh, a lawyer, has sought action against the actor and the airport authority under Section 5/11 of Rajasthan Prevention of Smoking Act. The complaint was...
  • Hookah bars contain harmful indoor air pollution: Study May 30, 2014

    Washington: Frequent hookah bar visitors, beware! Water-pipe smoking creates higher levels of indoor air pollution than cigarette smoking, scientists have warned. Smoking water-pipes, or hookahs, creates hazardous concentrations of indoor air pollution and poses increased risk from diminished air quality for both employees and patrons of water-pipe bars, a new...
  • Rajasthan government seeks 'undertaking of no-smoking' in direct jobs May 23, 2014

    Anyone seeking a job through direct recruitment process in Rajasthan government services will now have to submit an undertaking of "non-smoking and non-gutka use" with the application. State Personnel and Training Department, in an order, circulated to all departments, corporations, agencies, public service commission and district collectors, has asked to get...
  • Google-owned Nest recalls 4,40,000 smoke alarms over safety risk May 22, 2014

    New York: Government regulators on Wednesday said that they have approved Nest Labs' plans to fix a feature in its smoke alarms that could prevent them from sounding immediately. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday that the company will recall 4,40,000 of its Nest Protect Smoke + CO alarms,...
  • Smoking more likely among kids whose parents light up May 13, 2014

    Washington: Children of parents who are nicotine addicts are not only more likely to take up cigarettes but also become heavy smokers in their youth, a new study has warned. The findings suggest that parental smoking cessation early in their children's lives is critical to prevent habitual smoking in the...
  • India is facing huge cancer crisis: Experts April 13, 2014

    London: India is facing a cancer crisis, with smoking, belated diagnosis and unequal access to treatment causing large-scale problems, experts said. Every year in India, around one million new cancer cases are diagnosed and around 600,000 to 700,000 people die from cancer in India, with this death toll projected to...
  • Bihar polling stations declared no-smoking zones March 29, 2014

    The Election Commission (EC) on Saturday declared all polling stations in Bihar as non-smoking zone under section 4 of Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Act, 2003 (COTPA). Additional Chief Electoral Officer R Lakshmanan said, "Polling stations and booths...
  • Cinema reflects society, society rarely reflects cinema: Kajol March 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Kajol Wednesday attended a special session at the 15th edition of FICCI Frames 2014 and said it's unfair to say that one gets influenced by watching cinema. The star of films like 'Dushman' and 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge', was speaking on the ideas behind censorship guidelines. "My kids are in...
  • California third-graders, 8 and 9 years old, caught smoking pot in school bathroom March 6, 2014

    Three third-graders were caught smoking marijuana in the boys' bathroom of their northern California elementary school last week in what the local police chief says marked the youngest pot bust he has ever encountered. The three boys - two 8-year-olds and one 9-year-old - were caught last Thursday by another student,...
  • INS Sindhuratna mishap: More Navy officers may resign, say sources February 27, 2014

    Mumbai: A day after Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi resigned after another of India's warships met with a mishap, more officers are likely to follow suit, say sources. The sources say that more Navy officers in the Western Command may quit over the incident, the cause of which is not yet...
  • Submarine mishap: Was Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi forced to quit? February 27, 2014

    Mumbai: It's been a tough 24 hours for the Indian Navy. Shortly after two of its officers went missing and seven others were injured in a mishap on board the INS Sindhuratna submarine, Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi quit, citing moral responsibility. A press note issued by the Defence Ministry...
  • Watch: Smoking machine that automatically lights, smokes and stubs cigarettes on the ground February 24, 2014

    The smoking machine was created by Norway-based Kristoffer Myskja is 2007. The machine works its way through loading, lighting, smoking and stubbing a cigarette. Watch the fascinating video here. ...
  • Mumbai: HC notice to Centre, CBFC on anti-smoking warning in films February 4, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday issued a notice to the Union government and the Central Board for Film Certification (CBFC) on a petition by filmmaker Anurag Kashyap challenging the notification that made an anti-smoking disclaimer mandatory during smoking scenes in a movie. A division bench of Chief Justice Mohit...
  • Things smokers say every day to justify smoking. Admit it, you've done it too January 31, 2014

    How many times have you bonded over a cigarette in the restaurant alley way with a complete stranger whom you asked for a light? Countless times perhaps. Smokers everywhere have their nice little group thing going on. They meet to have a quick break from work, an escape to the...
  • China bans official from smoking in public December 30, 2013

    China has banned its officials from smoking in public to set an example to the rest of the country that has the world's largest number of smokers. The official Xinhua News Agency said that officials are not allowed to smoke in schools, hospitals, sports venues, on public transport or any other...
  • In Punjab, 17,000 booked for smoking in public October 9, 2013

    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 been...
  • Nest Protect: iPod inventor launches the world's smartest fire alarm October 9, 2013

    San Francisco: Smoke detectors frequently produce more headaches than useful warnings. The devices have an irritating habit of shrieking when there's no cause for alarm, and always seem to wait until the middle of the night to chirp when their batteries run low. Tony Fadell, a gadget guru who helped design...
  • Watch: I quit smoking because I'm scared of my wife, says Barack Obama September 24, 2013

    US President Barack Obama confessed that he quit smoking as he is scared of his wife Michelle Obama. The entire conversation was caught on an open mic. ...
  • Varun Dhawan warns fans against smoking September 1, 2013

    Mumbai: He might be just one film old, but actor Varun Dhawan knows the impact a movie character can have on fans. Therefore, he has urged his fans not to copy him when he smokes on screen. "Hey guys for the record I don't smoke, but I might have to smoke...
  • Non-smoking mothers who breastfeed their kids 'less prone' to breast cancer August 19, 2013

    Non-smoking mothers who breastfeed their kids for more than six months may be less prone to the risk of breast cancer, a new research has revealed. The same is not true for smoking mothers. Emilio Gonzalez-Jimenez, of the University of Granada in Spain, and his colleagues analysed the medical records of...
  • US: 1 dead in Louisiana chemical plant explosion June 14, 2013

    Geismar: An explosion and fire killed one person and injured 73 at the Williams Olefins chemical plant in Geismar, Louisiana, on Thursday, unsettling an industrial town where authorities ordered people to remain indoors for hours to avoid the billowing smoke. The blast at 8:37 am (1337 GMT) sent a huge fireball...
  • IITian provides smoke-free stoves to remote villages June 6, 2013

    New Delhi: IITian Sai Bhaskar Reddy is making his contribution to the environment by providing smoke-free stoves to the remotest villages. "In the last eight years, I have been visiting the remotest parts of India where people do not have access to good and clean energy sources. And I would...
  • World No Tobacco Day: Have gutka bans, increase in taxes worked? May 31, 2013

    Mumbai: It's World No Tobacco Day on Friday and CNN-IBN finds out if the government's recent moves to curb health hazards has worked or not. Tobacco is addictive, causes cancer and is killing nearly 8 lakh Indians every year. What's more alarming is that a tenth of all cigarette smokers...