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Juvenile Justice Act: India is the only nation to impose harsh penalty on sale of Tobacco to minors

Jan 16, 2016

Juvenile Justice Act: India is the only nation to impose harsh penalty on sale of Tobacco to minors

Nearly 27.5 crore Indians are using tobacco and a vast majority of them start their habit in their childhood. #India #Tobacco #Cigarette #Maneka Gandhi #Juvenile Justice Act #Minors #Section 77
Budget 2016: Social sector seeks sin tax on tobacco items, double health spend

Jan 13, 2016

Budget 2016: Social sector seeks sin tax on tobacco items, double health spend

HelpAge India also demanded that Central allocation for old age pension be increased to Rs 500 per month per person for those between 60-79 years and Rs 1,000 per month for those over the age of 80 years. #Economy #GDP #Health #Education #Arun Jaitley #Tobacco #Cigarette #Alcohol #MNREGA #HelpAge India #Union Budget 2016 #Rashtriya Bima Yojana #Sin tax #Budget & Social Sector
Will larger warning on cigarette packs cut tobacco consumption?  Parl panel asks health ministry

Jan 08, 2016

Will larger warning on cigarette packs cut tobacco consumption? Parl panel asks health ministry

A parliamentary panel in India reviewing whether to put larger health warnings on cigarette packets has asked the health ministry for evidence to show that such a move would cut tobacco consumption. #India #didyouknow #New Delhi #Tobacco #Shareworthy #cigarette packs
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 #ham #Sausages #Cancer #WHO #World Health Organisation #Cigarettes #Bacon #Life
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. #NewsTracker #Smoking #Health Ministry #Cigarettes #India #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
Muted cigarette sales: ITC Q1 net profit up 3.6% at Rs 2,265 cr

Jul 30, 2015

Muted cigarette sales: ITC Q1 net profit up 3.6% at Rs 2,265 cr

Co's FMCG business, comprising branded packaged food and apparel verticals among others, posted a net loss of Rs 7.97 crore #FMCG #BSE #ITC #Cigarette
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. #NewsTracker #Tobacco #Smoking #Cigarettes #Nicotine #E-cigarettes #Health Hazard #Cigarette Smoking #Life