Opinion  /  Published 02.08.22

Vogue's attempt to aestheticize a crisis

Wrong picture Sir — Vogue recently published a cover story that featured the Ukrainian First Lady, Olena Zelenska, posing in a navy blue coat over a long dress against the ravages of war in the...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 29.07.22

Tobacco packs to get new image

Tobacco products manufactured, imported, or packaged on or after December 1, 2022 will display a new image with the textual health warning "Tobacco causes painful death," the Union Health Mi...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 30.03.22

Don’t go up in smoke

Tobacco comes from the leaf of the Nicotiana tabacum plant. The leaf is cured, aged and processed for smoking, chewing, making snuff and nicotine extraction. People started using tobacco more than 12,...
By Dr Gita Mathai

Opinion  /  Published 28.03.22

As damaging

Tobacco-use continues to be one of the primary causes of chronic ailments — cancer, lung disease and stroke — in India, accounting for nearly 1.35 million deaths every year. India ranks se...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 24.03.22

Passive smoking cost: Rs 56,700 crore

Despite the ban on public smoking, second-hand smoke exposure in India leads to direct annual healthcare costs of Rs 56,700 crore, or more than half the Centre’s health budget, a new study has e...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


Opinion  /  Published 03.03.22

Letters to the Editor: Yes, women have the right to rage

Right to rage Sir — Anger is typically defined as a strong feeling of displeasure, hostility or aggression. It is, however, also a critically useful emotion — anger is often the human res...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 21.02.22

Show the way

In December 2021, New Zealand unveiled its plan to stop young people from smoking — it proposes to do this by raising the legal smoking age each year, starting from 2027. This would allow existi...
By Atanu Biswas

Opinion  /  Published 12.12.21

If Mark Twain was to be reincarnated…

If New Zealand is at one end of the smoking spectrum, China is at the other end. Not quite Missouri of the early 19th century, but close enough. A pack of cigarettes costs $3.14 in China. This might c...
By Upala Sen

World  /  Published 10.12.21

NZ to stop young people from buying cigarettes

New Zealand plans to ban young people from ever buying cigarettes in their lifetime in one of the world’s toughest crackdowns on the tobacco industry, arguing that other efforts to extinguish sm...
By Reuters

Opinion  /  Published 25.11.21

Burn ward: smoking

Playing with smoke can lead to devastating fires. Smoking continues to be the leading cause of preventable death around the world, resulting in the demise of millions every year. But even here, there ...
By The Editorial Board


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