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Karnataka to impose GST and Excise duty on tobacco
India

Karnataka to impose GST and Excise duty on tobacco

The Karnataka High Court has ruled that the Union government is entitled to levy Central GST (CGST) as well as excise duty on tobacco and tobacco-derived products.

Smoking and the high risk of stroke
Health

Smoking and the high risk of stroke

Smokers are at risk of dying earlier due to stroke, heart disease and cancers

Microvascular reconstructions: Why head and neck cancers require multispecialty treatment
Health

Microvascular reconstructions: Why head and neck cancers require multispecialty treatment

Microvascular reconstruction is a highly complex procedure that involves rebuilding the mouth structure with blood vessels, bone, and soft tissue from other parts of the body, including muscle and skin

Ban advertisement of tobacco products: Health experts to govt
India

Ban advertisement of tobacco products: Health experts to govt

On the eve of World No Tobacco Day, they also asked the Centre to ensure that tobacco control law and policies are made stronger and implemented effectively

World No Tobacco Day 2022: Know history, theme and significance
World

World No Tobacco Day 2022: Know history, theme and significance

According to WHO every year more than eight million people around the world lose their lives for using tobacco products

First Take| Khaike Paan Masala Wala! When stars like Amitabh Bachchan take stand against endorsing dubious products
Entertainment

First Take| Khaike Paan Masala Wala! When stars like Amitabh Bachchan take stand against endorsing dubious products

Paan masala is injurious to health. But not endorsing hazardous products is injurious to wealth.

New Zealand comes up with unique plan to end smoking: A lifetime ban for those under 14 now
World

New Zealand comes up with unique plan to end smoking: A lifetime ban for those under 14 now

Big tax increases have already been imposed on cigarettes in recent years and some question why they aren't hiked even higher

Sunderland boss Lee Johnson alarmed by use of snus in English football
Sports

Sunderland boss Lee Johnson alarmed by use of snus in English football

Footballers have become so addicted to Swedish tobacco product snus that they even beg doctors for it when they are in hospital, Sunderland boss Lee Johnson has warned.

Tracing the history of vaping on screen in Hollywood films and TV: From glamour to grit and addiction
Entertainment

Tracing the history of vaping on screen in Hollywood films and TV: From glamour to grit and addiction

The tobacco and entertainment industries have long and tangled histories — including product placement in movies, television sponsorships and promotional relationships with glamorous Hollywood stars.

World No Tobacco Day 2021: Health benefits of quitting smoking, and tips to effectively kick the habit
India

World No Tobacco Day 2021: Health benefits of quitting smoking, and tips to effectively kick the habit

Tobacco smoke contains toxic chemicals which cause damages to the linings of the airways and the lungs

Smoking features in over 90 percent French movies even half a century after Nouvelle Vague, study finds
Entertainment

Smoking features in over 90 percent French movies even half a century after Nouvelle Vague, study finds

With 2.6 minutes of screen time on average per film, tobacco gets an exposure equivalent to six advertising spots, the survey, based on 150 films, examined.

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.