Thiruvananthapuram | 10 months ago
Kerala to ban tobacco products' ads
Thiruvananthapuram, May 31 - Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Friday announced that advertisements of tobacco products would be banned across the state.The government will take all legal measures to reduce tobacco consumption, such as banning advertisements and increasing taxes. Tax on cigarettes has been raised from 15 to 20 percent in the state budget. This was done to bring down consumption, ... read more

New Delhi | 10 months ago
Bejon Misra bags World No Tobacco Day award
New Delhi, May 31 - Bejon Misra, founder of Consumer Online Foundation, has been conferred with the World No Tobacco Day award for 2013 for his anti-tobacco campaign.Every year, the World Health Organisation recognises individuals or organisations for their accomplishments in the area of tobacco control through this award. Misra termed the award as a victory for his voluntary organisation and Indi ... read more

Kolkata | 10 months ago
Anti-cancer drive launched in Bengal
Kolkata, May 31 - To prevent the rising incidences of oral cancer among the youth of West Bengal, an anti-smoking campaign was launched here on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day Friday.In the last five years, oral cancer cases have increased from five to 14 percent among the youth here. We have organised a rally to spread awareness about the disease among them, Asish Mukherjee, director of Neta ... read more

New Delhi | 10 months ago
First puff of smoke: Age of onset falling
New Delhi, May 30 - Vulnerable and curious youngsters make for a soft target for tobacco companies who glamourise their product, said experts as the age of onset of experiment with cigarettes or other form of tobacco worryingly fell to a startling 11-12 years.WHO's theme for the World No Tobacco Day this year on strengthening laws that ban promotion of such products has been welcomed by experts wh ... read more

New Delhi | 10 months ago
Psychological intervention can help quit smoking
New Delhi, May 29 - Psychological intervention such as behavioural therapy, telephone support and self-help materials are effective in helping smokers to kick the butt, psychiatrists said here Wednesday.On the eve of World No Tobacco Day, Sunil Mittal, leading psychiatrist and director of Cosmos Institute of Mental Health and Behavioural Science - here, said that the effectiveness of psychological ... read more

10 months ago
Ban tobacco advertising, says WHO
Geneva, May 29 - The World Health Organisation - Wednesday called on nations to ban all forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship to help reduce the number of tobacco users and keep young people from becoming addicted.As the May 31 World No Tobacco Day approaches, Douglas Bettcher, director of the WHO's Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases Department, said most tobacco users start ... read more

Beijing | 1 year ago
WHO lauds China's smoking curbs
Beijing, May 31 - The World Health Organization - Thursday praised China for its efforts to raise awareness on health risks caused by cigarette smoking.This year marks a milestone in history, as China's health ministry released its first official publication on the harms of smoking, the UN agency said in a statement on World No Tobacco Day Thursday.The health ministry Wednesday issued a report on ... read more

Mumbai | 1 year ago
Don't accuse films for promoting smoking, urges Vivek
Mumbai, May 31 - On World No Tobacco Day Thursday, Actor Vivek Oberoi has urged people to stop accusing Bollywood for popularising smoking as he feels that films are a mirror to society and not vice-versa.What all will you stop? Rape scenes, terrorism in films? Then let's make cartoons. It's very difficult. I think it's asking to strangle creativity. Because as you said, films are a mirror of the ... read more

Dubai | 1 year ago
Dubai bans tobacco sale on World No Tobacco Day
Dubai, May 30 - Dubai Municipality has banned sale of tobacco products for 24 hours in the entire emirate to observe the World No Tobacco Day Thursday.The ban was announced by Redha Salaman, director of Public Health and Safety Department at Dubai Municipality Wednesday.World No Tobacco Day is observed around the world every year May 31 and meant to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from al ... read more

2 years ago
Salman gets fine notice for smoking in public
Patiala -, May 31 - Bollywood star Salman Khan, who is in this Punjab town for shooting his film 'Bodyguard', landed in trouble Tuesday with the local administration penalising him for smoking in public place at a hotel.Taking cognizance of his photograph published in a daily, the Patiala district administration issued a notice - to Salman Khan late Tuesday, which was coincidentally observed as Wo ... read more

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