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Smoking increases your coronavirus risk

'Smokers are a highly susceptible population during this pandemic.''Health benefits from quitting smoking can start as early as within an hour.' IMAGE: A man smokes a cigarette whilst wearing a......

How India consumes tobacco

Tobacco was introduced to India in the 17th century. It later merged with existing practices of smoking which was mostly cannabis. In India, smoking existed since 2000 BC when cannabis was......

Quitline no, text messages on tobacco packs from Sept

The quitline number -- 1800-11-2356 -- is a dedicated toll-free number to help tobacco users receive free support and guidance to subdue their addiction. Come September, all tobacco products and......

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......

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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Coming to India and making

Success in manufacturing is not just about being cheap - cheap labour, cheap land, cheap power...
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