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Despite paltry wages, women beedi rollers have few other job prospects, shows research; gender gap exacerbates matters
India

Despite paltry wages, women beedi rollers have few other job prospects, shows research; gender gap exacerbates matters

While most beedi workers have been pushed out of the formal economy, the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax also appears to have had a negative effect on them.

World No Tobacco Day 2020: How to prevent your younger family members and friends from picking up smoking
Health

World No Tobacco Day 2020: How to prevent your younger family members and friends from picking up smoking

Young people are particularly susceptible to picking up smoking because the tobacco industry often campaigns to gain a new generation of consumers.

World No Tobacco Day 2020: All you need to know about nicotine replacement therapy
Health

World No Tobacco Day 2020: All you need to know about nicotine replacement therapy

NRT includes the administration of controlled amounts of nicotine in the body through various ways to help manage the withdrawal symptoms.

World No Tobacco Day 2020: Here's how bidi, gutka and other forms of tobacco harm your body
Health

World No Tobacco Day 2020: Here's how bidi, gutka and other forms of tobacco harm your body

Tobacco products kill about eight million people every year, taking a life every 4 seconds.

World No Tobacco Day 2020: Smokeless tobacco products contain more nicotine than cigarettes, increase risk of stroke
India

World No Tobacco Day 2020: Smokeless tobacco products contain more nicotine than cigarettes, increase risk of stroke

Smokeless tobacco is found in paan masala, gutkha, khaini, zarda and other such products.

World No Tobacco Day 2020: Five tips to stop the urge to smoke early in the morning
India

World No Tobacco Day 2020: Five tips to stop the urge to smoke early in the morning

The habit of smoking a cigarette early in the morning can prove to be dangerous, here are five ways which may help reduce the early morning cravings for a puff

World No Tobacco Day 2020: This is what tobacco use does to your oral health
Health

World No Tobacco Day 2020: This is what tobacco use does to your oral health

Your oral cavity is the first to get exposed and the harmful effects start there itself.

World No Tobacco Day 2020: Five smokers describe what trying to quit after years of smoking feels like
Health

World No Tobacco Day 2020: Five smokers describe what trying to quit after years of smoking feels like

We talked to five people addicted to smoking who have tried to quit for various reasons, to understand just how difficult fighting this addiction can be.

Light smoking isn't as risk-free as you might think
Health

Light smoking isn't as risk-free as you might think

A study in Bristol concluded that if a person smokes just one cigarette a day, that cigarette reduces 11 minutes from their life.

Decline in GST revenue to have a direct impact on ITC as govt may turn to tobacco to hike tax
Business

Decline in GST revenue to have a direct impact on ITC as govt may turn to tobacco to hike tax

A high-level panel constituted by the government to suggest measures to augment GST revenue collection will hold its first meeting today.

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Modi kicks off Maha poll campaign, e-cigarette ban, teaser loans; today's must-read stories
India

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Modi kicks off Maha poll campaign, e-cigarette ban, teaser loans; today's must-read stories

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Narendra Modi kicks off Maharashtra poll campaign in Nashik, e-cigarette ban, teaser loans, review of Netflix series Unbelievable; today's must-read stories

Love, care have nothing to do with govt's e-cigarette ban; absurd to think people will stop vaping once stocks dry up
India

Love, care have nothing to do with govt's e-cigarette ban; absurd to think people will stop vaping once stocks dry up

The ban on e-cigarettes and vaping devices is a win-win situation for the govt as on the one hand, it styles itself as a benefactor of public health, on the other hand, it puts a friendly arm around the tobacco industry and ensures that the jobs of those employed by it remain intact

Banning e-cigarettes in India: Govt ignores science, law by opting for complete prohibition instead of regulation
Tech

Banning e-cigarettes in India: Govt ignores science, law by opting for complete prohibition instead of regulation

The ENDS manufacturers, importers and sellers argue that it provides the adult smokers with an option to shift to cleaner nicotine consumption, thereby substantially reducing the health risks associated with combustible smoking.

New York bans flavoured e-cigarettes following several vaping related deaths
science

New York bans flavoured e-cigarettes following several vaping related deaths

Shops in New York now have two weeks to remove vaping products from their shelves.

The puzzling ban of e-cigarettes in India: Restrictions will do more harm than good
science

The puzzling ban of e-cigarettes in India: Restrictions will do more harm than good

Policy should be viewed as tuner knobs, dialling up and down policies based on their success, instead of on-and-off switches.

India's health ministry reportedly proposes a ban on the production, import of e-cigarettes
News & Analysis

India's health ministry reportedly proposes a ban on the production, import of e-cigarettes

This deals a blow to US-based Juul Labs Inc, which is hoping to launch its e-cigarette in India.

Tobacco sector contributes Rs 12 lakh cr to economy, employs about 4.5 crore people, reveals study
Business

Tobacco sector contributes Rs 12 lakh cr to economy, employs about 4.5 crore people, reveals study

Tobacco contributes a major percentage of the total value of commercial crops in India generating huge socio-economic benefits in terms of agricultural employment, farm incomes, revenue generation and foreign exchange earnings.

Half the people following e-cigarette maker Juul Labs on Twitter are teens: Report
News & Analysis

Half the people following e-cigarette maker Juul Labs on Twitter are teens: Report

Marlboro maker Altria Group bought a 35 percent stake in Juul for $12.8 billion in December.