Under a set of revised guidelines, institution managements are also asked to ensure that no tobacco product is sold inside premises and in an area within 100 yards of such.

Jaipur: State’s health department is among five in South-East Asia region of WHO to receive award for its accomplishment in the area of tobacco control.

KOLKATA: There has been an alarming rise in asthma and chronic bronchial complications in newborns in Kolkata with no history of these issues in their parents.

Tobacco kills more than 7 million people per year and is costing the world economy US$1.4 trillion annually in health care costs and productivity losses. Tobacco growing causes up to 5 percent of deforestation in growing countries and results in biodiversity loss and soil degradation, as well as water and soil pollution from pesticide use.

NEW DELHI: Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) can cause poisoning, a government panel has said, adding another stroke of approval to the health ministry's advisory to states asking them to

While the Islamabad High Court waits to hear a case regarding the enlarged pictorial health warning on cigarette packaging, the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) on Tuesday issued a notifi

Scientists in the US have engineered tobacco plants that can grow up to 40% larger than normal in field trials.

The minimum legal age for smoking in the Republic will be raised to 19 years old from Jan 1.

The poor already bear the brunt of these costs, and unhindered use of bidi tobacco threatens to push even more households into poverty, according to the study published in the journal Tobacco Contr

Use of tobacco products is injurious to health in men and women. However, tobacco use by pregnant women receives greater scrutiny because it can also compromise the health of future generations. More men smoke cigarettes than women. Yet the impact of nicotine use by men upon their descendants has not been as widely scrutinized.

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