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Second hand smoke in public places. How effective has the ban been?

While the government banned smoking in public places in 2008, the data from Global Adult Tobacco Survey India Report indicates the effectiveness of this ban in different states if India. The......

WTF News! It's Weird, True and Funny

Here's your weekly digest of the craziest stories from around the world. This girl's tongue is so long she can lick her eye A teenager from Michigan wants to be the new record world record holder......

The Junk Food Conundrum

Should junk food be sold in Indian schools? Dinesh C Sharma on the Delhi high court case, the outcome of which will impact millions of school children in urban areas throughout the country In the......

About 2 crore students in Bihar say no to tobacco

Sourabh Ranjan, Abhisek Singh, Talha Hussain , Anjula Anthony and Sarah Imran, are school students in Bihar who have taken a pledge against the use of tobacco.They are five of more than two crore......

Maharashtra bans sale of gutkha, pan masala

The ban on gutkha and pan masala across Maharashtra came into effect from on Friday. The state government on Friday issued a notification banning sale and consumption of gutkha and paan masala in......

How India's tax system helps cigarettes flourish

Cigarette companies have substantial wriggle room thanks to India's complex tax structure, which categorises them by length and filter, points out Charu Bahri/IndiaSpend. In March 2015 - in......

Pictorial warnings on tobacco products soon

After a prolonged delay, government will soon notify new pictorial warnings on tobacco products, which will be "harsher" in case of chewing tobacco as it has been found more harmful than smoking.......

Entire text of finance minister's Budget Speech

Budget 2010-11 provided considerable relief to income tax payers by raising the slabs at two levels but hiked the central excise duty on non-petroleum products across the board from 8 to 10 per......
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Kerala police to act against smoking in public

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 27: Indicating and reinforcing their strong commitment for public health, the 56000-plus Kerala Police force has tightened... ...
Over 21 percent use tobacco in Himachal, says minister

More than 21 percent of the adults in Himachal Pradesh use some form of tobacco. These include over 880,000 smokers, far higher than tobacco... ...
Teachers asked to set example for students by quitting tobacco

The article below represents a preview only and is not meant for reuse or republishing. Bhopal, Nov. 7 -- The state directorate of public... ...
State government asks IT companies to clamp down on smoking in offices

he department is asking companies to organize flash mobs and other activities says the report. Represenational Image There are more than... ...
Stamp out smoking on campus, IT/BT firms told

To ensure that the 2,000-odd IT, BT and ITeS companies comply with the Tobacco Control regulations, the State IT, BT and S department wants these... ...

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