Every year on 31 May, WHO and its various partners celebrate World No Tobacco Day where they highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. The theme of
Scientists have shown that teens who smoke are predisposed to getting addicted to marijuana, says a study. New research presented May 5, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting here supports the theory that
Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi, a cancer surgeon at Mumbai's Tata Memorial Hospital, has won a prestigious US award for his innovative leadership in the fight to reduce tobacco use and tobacco-related disease in India. The Campaign for
Who wouldn’t like to flaunt their teeth if they were pearly white? If you’re one of those who’s reminded of the ‘not-so-white’ teeth every time someone makes you laugh, it’s time you gave it a little more thought and
Regular smokers and those prone to popping little packs of gutka into their mouths need to watch out for a warning signal – stiffening jaw muscles. Oral sub mucous fibrosis is the pre-cancerous stage and 10% of these can
Even though the government-approved new pictorial warnings on tobacco packets were to be implemented April 1, a survey by a health organisation said that no tobacco products in the national capital carried the new warning.
A new study warns that if you smoke a cigarette right after waking up in the morning, you may be at an increased risk of developing lung or oral cancer.
‘We found that smokers who consume cigarettes immediately after waking
An anti-tobacco organisation on Thursday demanded that Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan should be punished for violating the country's anti-smoking laws in promoting his latest film ‘Go Goa Gone’. Shekhar Salkar, general
Over 60 percent Indians stay away from smoking at home if they are prohibited to smoke at workplaces, a new study released here said. According to the 'Global Adult Tobacco Survey India', published by Imperial College London and
The country's first such study, using cohort groups, has proven conclusively that smoking bidi (tobacco wrapped in the leaf of the tendu plant) increases the propensity for cancer. P. Jayalekshmi of the Regional Cancer Centre
Activists in Kerala have opposed the decision not to increase tax on bidis and the token increase in the tax on cigarettes in the state budget for 2013-14, saying their consumption has hit the health of the poor hard. In the
India is exploring the possibility of having a national monitoring framework to help check hypertension cases, a WHO official said on Thursday. The national monitoring framework will try and amalgamate suggestions of the global
To deter people from using tobacco products, the health ministry has proposed a ‘sin tax’ on them. ‘The proceeds from this tax can be used for tobacco control,’ a health ministry official said.
‘The new tax has been
With almost ten percent of Indian population smoking beedis, cancer surgeons are amazed how it has not been included in Chitambaram’s tax net. Another grudge that oncologist have is that the increase in tax levied on cigarettes