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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

Opinion  /  Published 24.11.21

Letters to the Editor: Policies, awareness needed to help smokers quit

Up in smoke Sir — Where there is a will, there is a way. But for most smokers in India, it seems that their will to quit burns out faster than their cigarettes. What else explains the findings ...
By The Telegraph

India  /  Published 19.11.21

India 2nd on smokers’ list, averse to quitting

India ranks second in the number of smokers aged between 16 and 64 years and is among nations with the lowest quit rates, according to a new report. The report prepared by the International Commissio...
By PTI in New Delhi

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Health  /  Published 01.04.21

The tough get quitting

Smoking is not only a hazard to your own health, but also to those around you. It’s time to quit. Quitting cigarettes is probably one of the toughest things that you will ever do. Some people I...
By Mayukh Banerjee

Jharkhand  /  Published 22.03.21

No smoking in public anymore

Sale and consumption of tobacco in public places will henceforth invite a fine of Rs 1,000 while hookah bars will not be allowed to operate in Jharkhand from Monday. The state Assembly passed Th...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Health  /  Published 23.12.20

Direct connect between lung cancer & smoking

In India, seven per cent of cancers occur in the lungs. This is really a pity because, unlike other cancers about whose cause and effect we can only speculate, lung cancer shows a direct relationship ...
By Dr Gita Mathai

Opinion  /  Published 12.09.20

Odd change: Kangana Ranaut office demolition

Sir — Matters have come to a head with the Bandra office of the Bollywood actress, Kangana Ranaut, being demolished by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. Ranaut had already ruffled feathers...
By The Telegraph

India  /  Published 20.11.19

E-cigarette ban notice to states

The Union home ministry has written to the states and Union Territories asking them to ensure enforcement of the prohibition on e-cigarettes.The ordinance empowers police officers of the rank of sub-i...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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