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[Asia, India] Delhi government fines institutes for violating tobacco control act, collects Rs 82,000

The Delhi government today issued challans to several educational institutions for allegedly not following rules under the Tobacco Control Act, and collected a fine amount of Rs 82,000 from south-west district alone. The state and district tobacco contr
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Aug 31, 2015 12:10

[Asia] Can prohibition work? The case of India’s smokeless tobacco ban

India is proving that prohibition can have a place in public health. Gutka, an industrially manufactured smokeless tobacco product has now been banned in the majority of the country, with encouraging results.... Spurred by attractive packaging in single-d
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Aug 27, 2015 13:24

[Asia] India has highest number of smokeless tobacco deaths, finds new study

India accounts for nearly three- fourths of over a quarter million deaths worldwide caused by smokeless tobacco while millions more have their lives shortened due to its ill health effects, a new study has found. "Nearly 85% of the total burden attribut
DNA India (in)
added Aug 25, 2015 20:06

[Asia] 75 per cent of cigarettes sold loose in India, says study

The sale of single cigarettes, which is not in the interest of public health, is an important factor for early experimentation, initiation and persistence of tobacco use... The study was conducted under the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lun
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Aug 24, 2015 07:43

[Asia] Sacks of unread letters hold up India's fight against tobacco

more than 100,000 unread messages from members of the public overwhelm officials...suspect the letter-writing campaign was orchestrated by the tobacco industry to hold up the process. "It appears to be an organised campaign as a lot of letters were photoc
added Aug 19, 2015 13:10

[Austria, India] Katrina Kaif helps Ranbir Kapoor quit smoking!

Ranbir Kapoor was at a health spa in Austria recently, at girlfriend Katrina Kaif’s insistence, for a treatment that has made him stop smoking...The duo went to The Original FX Mayr Health Center in Austria, which helps people kick nicotine addiction.
Bollywood Life (in)
added Aug 18, 2015 15:20

[Asia, India] 5 popular chain smokers of Bollywood

While some take smoking as fashion, others take it as a style quotient of the tinsel town. But there are many, who sincerely want to let go the tendency but are not able to and are addicted to this life-threatening habit. Here is the list of top five B
newsx (in)
added Aug 11, 2015 11:48

[Asia, India] Now, you can report smoking ban violation on portal in Karnataka

If you come across someone smoking in a public place, all you have to do to bring it to the notice of the authorities is to visit the website To ensure better monitoring of the implementation of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Product
The Hindu Online (in)
added Aug 11, 2015 09:15

[Asia, India] Punjab to forestall move to launch smaller cigarette packs

The Punjab government will forestall any move by the tobacco industry to launch smaller packs containing one or two cigarettes to circumvent the ban on sale of loose cigarettes, a health officer said on Thursday. Vini Mahajan, Punjab's principal secretary
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Aug 7, 2015 09:45

[Asia] Indian 'cigarette snatcher' dies of lung cancer in Dubai

Abraham Samuel, 53, popularly known as 'cigarette snatcher' died on Sunday evening...An Indian cancer patient, who campaigned against smoking in unusual ways such as confronting strangers in public places and pleading with them to quit smoking, succumbed
DNA India (in)
added Oct 17, 2015 13:01
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