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Tobacco and lung health: UT to celebrate World No Tobacco day

DP Correspondent Chandigarh Health Department is going to celebrate World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) on Friday throughout the city with the theme of “Tobacco and lung health”. The objective to celebrate this day is to raise awareness on the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and passive smoke exposure and to discourage the use

Researcher probing if tobacco's native forms less harmful

Researcher probing if tobacco’s native forms less harmful

Can indigenous ways of smoking counteract the harm being done by mass-produced cigarettes? Researching the roots of native Fijian tobacco plant ‘suki’ said to originated in Tamil Nadu and smoked in a “roll-up”, a renowned scientist from New Zealand is finding about the similar Indian cheroot. On her visit to India, scientist Marewa Glover is

E-cigarettes, tobacco linked to higher risk of oral cancer

E-cigarettes, tobacco linked to higher risk of oral cancer. Turns out, Tobacco use remains a leading cause of oral cancer but the tobacco landscape is evolving with increasing use of non-cigarette tobacco products and dual-use of multiple product types. Benjamin Chaffee and co-author Neal Benowitz, University of California, evaluated exposure to known carcinogens (a substance

Dubai to charge 100% ‘sin tax’ on energy drinks, tobacco

The United Arab Emirates has begun collecting new “sin” taxes on tobacco products, energy drinks and soft drinks. Tobacco and energy drinks will be taxed at 100% and soft drinks at 50%. Shoppers could be seen stocking up the day before. The new tax push comes as the UAE and other oil-rich Gulf nations have

Tobacco may cause irreversible blindness: AIIMS docs

Tobacco may cause irreversible blindness: AIIMS docs. New Delhi, Sep 1: Tobacco not only causes cancer, its prolonged consumption also may also lead to blindness, and often such cases are irreversible, doctors at AIIMS said today. They also said studies have shown that those who smoke tobacco, significantly increase their risk of developing cataract compared to

TN oppn display banned tobacco products in Assembly

For all the Latest news download Daily Post News app:- Click For Android Click For IOS The DMK led by M K Stalin today created a furore in the Tamil Nadu Assembly when its members held up sachets of banned tobacco products, which prompted the Speaker to refer the opposition party’s actions to the Privileges

Ban against tobacco products in Punjab!!!

Taking cognizance of reports of sale of banned tobacco-laced products such as Gutka and Pan Masala, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has directed the Department of Health and Family Welfare to ensure strict implementation of the ban in the state. Despite a notification issued by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Punjab, reports suggested that sale

Himachal govt stops officials interferences tobacco industrys activities

Himachal govt stops official’s interferences in tobacco industry’s activities

Himachal govt stops officials interferences tobacco industrys activities. Himachal Pradesh is instructed not to participate in any event organized by tobacco industry to its officials. Government has issued a circular barring its officials from participating in any activity related to tobacco industry.Director health safety and regulation department Raman Kumar Sharma said, “Sponsorship from tobacco companies

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Survey shows tobacco use down by 33% among Indian youth

India has 81 lakh fewer tobacco users now than it did in 2010, with tobacco use falling by six percentage points in the past seven years, according to the latest Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS). GATS is a global standard for systematically monitoring adult tobacco use (smoking and smokeless) and tracking key tobacco control indicators.

Efforts to control tobacco to be showcased in World Conference in Liverpool

Chandigarh: Punjab government’s efforts to control Tobacco/Nicotine will be showcased in the World Conference to he held in Liverpool, UK from October 26 to 29. Two oral presentations and two poster presentations submitted by the Health Department has been accepted for the conference, informed Health Minister Surjit Kumar Jyani. He also said that Dr Rakesh

Ensure tobacco control on ground

The ban on the sale of loose cigarettes and the mandatory registration of retailers of tobacco products has finally come into effect in the hill state. The Governor issued notification on Himachal Pradesh Prohibition of Sale of Loose Cigarettes and Beedis and Regulation of Retail Business of Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products act, 2016 earlier

DTCC imposes fines for selling tobacco around educational institutes

Mohali: District Tobacco Control Committee members imposed penalties on the school authorities for violations of the Tobacco Control Act. During the inspection of schools by DTCC this has been seen that around the schools shopkeepers selling tobacco items. DTCC also imposed chalans of defaulter shopkeepers. Dr HS Oberoi Nodal officer for district tobacco control committee investigated

Smoking weed and tobacco in joints cuts motivation to quit

New York: People who smoke tobacco along with cannabis, such as in joints, not only do so to save money but also to increase the efficiency of inhalation. A study says that this mixing can reduce the motivation to quit the drug and increases the risk of dependency. While one billion people use tobacco, cannabis

E-cigarettes act as ‘roadblock’ to tobacco: study

London: E-cigarettes are playing a key role in reducing the likelihood of young people smoking, in many cases acting as a ‘roadblock’ to combustible tobacco, a new study has claimed. In detailed qualitative interviews with young people aged 16 to 25 in UK, the majority of participants viewed e-cigarettes as having reduced – not increased

Breaking- CPS Navjot Kaur Sidhu raids tobacco factory in Amritsar

Amritsar: Chief Parliamentary Secretary Navjot Kaur Sidhu conducted the raid at tobacco factory in Amritsar, on Wednesday. Following the raid, officials of health department reached at the

PGI disposes of over 900 kg tobacco products confiscated from visitors

Chandigarh: With the aim of curbing visitors’ habit of taking tobacco products, from past two years the security staff at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) had been collecting bidis and cigarettes from visitors visiting the institute. “So far as much as 900 kg worth of tobacco products, including bidis and cigarettes,