• 47 stories WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY

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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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New Delhi | 11 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 ...
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11 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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Madrid | 2 years ago
Tobacco kills 55,000 people in Spain every year

Madrid, May 31 - Around 55,000 people die every year in Spain from tobacco-related diseases, said an official report Tuesday on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day.The report stated that the only positive news was that since the government brought in a new anti-tobacco law in January this year, around 400,000 Spaniards have stopped smoking, Xinhua said.The new law prohibits smoking in closed publ ...
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New Delhi | 2 years ago
What's Bipasha's new obsession?

New Delhi, May 31 - Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu loves experimenting with her looks -- and now she has found her latest obsession in hats and red lipsticks!'Hats and red lipstick are my new obsessions fr summer look! -,' Bipasha posted on micro-blogging site Twitter.The 32-year-old, who recently admitted that she has parted ways with long-time beau, John Abraham, is now back in India after wrapp ...
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Mumbai | 2 years ago
Mumbai cabbies say no to tobacco

Mumbai, May 31 - More than 50,000 taxi drivers here lent their support to the 'Smoke Free Mumbai' campaign on World No Tobacco Day Tuesday and pledged to ensure that neither they nor their passengers would smoke in cabs.'Mumbai now joins several cities in the world like New York that protect the health of their taxi drivers and of passengers, especially children who are in no position to object fr ...
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Beijing | 2 years ago
China should use state monopoly for tobacco control:WHO

Beijing, May 31 - China can use its state monopoly to prevent its tobacco industry from interference in tobacco control policy in a country where over a million people die of smoking-related illnesses annually, said a World Health Organisation - official.'China's tobacco industry is 100 percent state-owned. And this offers a tremendous opportunity for the government to bring it under control,' Sha ...
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Manila | 2 years ago
WHO asks Asian governments to pass anti-tobacco laws

Manila, May 31 - The World Health Organisation - Tuesday said that Asian governments should pass and implement laws that will prevent premature deaths from tobacco-related diseases, Xinhua reported.In China, smoking accounts for about one million deaths per year. In South Korea, the total socio-economic cost of smoking in 2007 was estimated to have reached $6.1 billion.In a statement issued on Wor ...
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Dubai | 2 years ago
Dubai to stop cigarette sale on World No Tobacco Day

Dubai, May 30 - Dubai has urged traders not to sell cigarettes for at least 24 hours at petrol stations and shops on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day May 31.A total of 63 shops and 138 petrol stations are taking part in the campaign.Restaurants and cafes have also been requested to participate.There will be free medical tests conducted by the Dubai Medical College on the occasion, and lectures ...
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New Delhi | 2 years ago
Quit smoking, says Sameera Reddy

New Delhi, May 30 - Hit the gym instead of smoking to slim and trim, advises Bollywood actress Sameera Reddy, a day ahead of the World No Tobacco Day.Sameera, a non-smoker, also feels that women who smoke to remain fit should change their approach as 'there is no substitute for a good diet and exercise'.'Make the decision to quit and then stick to it. Stay strong, I have seen many of my friends go ...
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Bhopal | 2 years ago
Practising Gandhigiri to help kick the butt

Bhopal, May 28 - If you are found chewing tobacco or smoking in Madhya Pradesh on May 31, you may be handed a red rose -- a gentle caution by none other than the Madhya Pradesh government on 'World No Tobacco Day' for people to kick the habit.Inspired by the depiction of non-violent persuasion in Bollywood blockbuster 'Lage Raho Munnabhai', the state health department has instructed its employees ...
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2 years ago
Recession drives young Italians to smoke: study

Milan, May 26 - Around 600,000 Italians started smoking in 2011 due to anxiety related to the recession, says a new study.A total of 11.8 million people were found to be smoking this year, a five-percent rise from 2010, says the survey by Doxa research agency ahead of the World No Tobacco Day May 31.The survey says 22.7 percent of the population over the age of 15 now smoke.Piergiorgio Zuccaro, di ...
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New Delhi | 3 years ago
Delhi to be smoke-free city before CWG: Dikshit

New Delhi, May 31 - Delhi will be a smoke-free city ahead of the Commonwealth Games to be held in October and a community-based pilot project will make people aware about ill-effects of tobacco usage, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said Monday.At a function held here to mark World No Tobacco Day, she pointed out that the city government has come out with several initiatives to implement the plan. ...
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