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


India  /  Published 01.12.19

NGOs target cigarettes

Two NGOs plan to petition the Supreme Court seeking a ban on cigarettes and other carcinogenic tobacco products on the ground that they are more harmful than electronic cigarettes, which the governme...
By PTI in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 23.10.18

A real incentive to quit smoking

Smoking kills reads the subtitle whenever a hero or heroine lights up on screen. Cigarette packets too carry dire warnings with explicit pictures. Yet, in the last 20 years, India has gained 35 millio...
By Gita Mathai

Jharkhand  /  Published 22.06.19

Ticked off for smoking weed, duo kill man

A murder and a case of suspected murder came to light between Friday night and Saturday morning in the city.In the first case, 30-year-old labourer Magru Pahan was stabbed to death when he tried to p...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

West Bengal  /  Published 14.01.20

Third-hand tobacco hazard for kids

Residue tobacco smoke that sticks to clothing, upholstery or walls of homes, offices or app cabs exposes non-smokers, especially children, to third-hand smoking, doctors said at a panel discussion on ...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 21.02.20

BRIEFS: Puff ban in East Garo Hills district

East Garo Hills deputy commissioner Swapnil Tembe has issued an order under Section 4 and 6 (a) of Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act, 2003, to the general public, shopkeepers and tourist site ...
By The Telegraph in Guwahati


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