India  /  Published 26.08.22

Norms to fight school tobacco

Jharkhand became the second state after Bihar to have implementation guidelines for Tobacco Free Educational Institutions (ToFEI) in the state. The guidelines directory was jointly released in Ranchi...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

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

News  /  Published 02.06.22

Modern English School-Guwahati holds anti-tobacco awareness programmes

On World No Tobacco Day, activities were organised to sensitise students on the health risks of consuming tobacco...
By Our Correspondent

News  /  Published 01.06.22

Kolkata Municipal Corporation to run cancer screening clinics once a year

Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will run screening programmes for oral, breast and cervical cancers once a year in each of its sixteen boroughs. The Indian Medical Association and Medica Superspe...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 31.05.22

In pics: World No-Tobacco Day, Paoli Dam at Golden Temple and more

A quick look at the day that was for Kolkata...
By My Kolkata Web Desk


India  /  Published 31.05.22

Ban tobacco ads: Health experts

Health experts and celebrities have urged the government to put an immediate ban on advertisement of tobacco products. On the eve of World No Tobacco Day, they also asked the Centre to ensure that to...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 01.04.22

Letters to the Editor: The Netflix show, Bridgerton, has turned Indian culture into a messy mix

Poor research Sir — The representation of diverse groups of people on screen is crucial. But it must not be half-hearted. The Netflix show, Bridgerton, which portrays a racially-integrated...
By The Telegraph

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


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