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Indian tobacco industry appeals to Supreme Court but Delhi can't afford to compromise

Apr 14, 2016

Indian tobacco industry appeals to Supreme Court but Delhi can't afford to compromise

India's tobacco industry has sought to delay strict new health warning rules by appealing to the country's highest court, a move anti-smoking activists say could backfire given that the court has ruled against cigarette makers in the past. #India #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Smoking #Cigarettes #Modi government #Tobacco industry #Anti-smoking activists
How many more widows will this country make because of tobacco: Victims' wives write to PM

Mar 29, 2016

How many more widows will this country make because of tobacco: Victims' wives write to PM

Widows of tobacco victims have written to PM Modi seeking implementation of a doctors' recommendation for 85 per cent pictorial warning on tobacco products. #India #Health #Tobacco #Smoking #Cigarettes #FHealth #pictorial warning on tobacco products
Parliament panel seeks smaller health warning on cigarette packs

Mar 11, 2016

Parliament panel seeks smaller health warning on cigarette packs

A parliamentary committee has recommended a reduction in the proposed size of health warnings on cigarette packs, saying the measure is too harsh #NewsTracker #Health #Cigarettes #Public Health Foundation Of India #FHealth #pictorial warnings on cigarette packs
Budget 2016: Jaitley ensures cigarettes will burn a bigger hole in smokers' pocket

Feb 29, 2016

Budget 2016: Jaitley ensures cigarettes will burn a bigger hole in smokers' pocket

Popular cigarettes brands such as Gold Flake Kings and Wills Classic will cost up to Rs 125, dearer by nearly Rs 15 per pack of 10 sticks, while those of premium brands like Marlboro and Benson & Hedges will cost about Rs 250 pack of 20 cigarettes, up by more than Rs 30 #Arun Jaitley #Smoking #NDA #Cigarettes #excise duty #Union Budget 2016 #beedis #Gold Flake Kings #Wills Classic
Not an alternative to smoking: E-cigarettes may also cause cancer, reveals study

Dec 29, 2015

Not an alternative to smoking: E-cigarettes may also cause cancer, reveals study

Electronic cigarettes, often marketed as a safer alternative to conventional cigarettes, may damage cells in ways that could lead to cancer. #Life #Medicine #NewsTracker #Health #Cancer #Smoking #Study #Cigarettes #Disease #E-cigarettes #Shareworthy #electronic cigarettes
Bacon, ham, sausages have same cancer risk as cigarettes: WHO report

Oct 23, 2015

Bacon, ham, sausages have same cancer risk as cigarettes: WHO report

Bacon, ham and sausages have the same cancer risk as cigarettes, according to a report by the World Health Organisation (WHO), set to be published on Monday, a media report said. #Meat #Life #ham #Sausages #Cancer #WHO #World Health Organisation #Cigarettes #Bacon
Bigger pictorial health warnings on tobacco products from April 2016: Health Ministry

Sep 29, 2015

Bigger pictorial health warnings on tobacco products from April 2016: Health Ministry

Pictorial health warning on packages of tobacco products will become bigger from 1 April, 2016. #India #NewsTracker #Smoking #Health Ministry #Cigarettes #Tobacco Warning
In US colleges, marijuana users outnumber cigarette smokers for the first time

Sep 09, 2015

In US colleges, marijuana users outnumber cigarette smokers for the first time

Is the number of college students who smoke marijuana daily actually more than the number of cigarette smokers? A study reported by website Science Daily suggests so. #United States #NewsTracker #Washington #Alcohol #Cigarettes #marijuana #college students
Incense smoke more toxic than cigarettes, says study

Aug 27, 2015

Incense smoke more toxic than cigarettes, says study

Incense smoke contains chemical properties that could potentially change genetic material such as DNA and therefore cause mutations, a new study has claimed. #NewsTracker #Cigarettes #Incense #smoke
E-Cigarettes safer than normal cigarettes? Not really, say experts

Jun 15, 2015

E-Cigarettes safer than normal cigarettes? Not really, say experts

A simple search on the internet for electronic, or e-cigarettes, throws up a wide variety of choices of online shopping sites to buy them from. Often marketed as the 'safer' choice to normal cigarettes, which experts junk as a gimmick, e-cigarettes bypass regulations and may actually lead one to take up active smoking. #Life #NewsTracker #Tobacco #Smoking #Cigarettes #Nicotine #E-cigarettes #Health Hazard #Cigarette Smoking