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[Asia] Death grip: Cancer clawing its way up as killer disease in India

"Cancer's unrelenting march in India is being propelled more by flawed lifestyles than by family histories of cancers," said Mandar Kulkarni, chief technology officer at Cancer Genetics India, a company that offers tests for hard-to-diagnose cancers.
Hindustan Times (in)
added Jun 16, 2015 14:51

[Asia] Stealthily, smoke kills 1 in 8 Indians (Special to IANS)

Since the turn of the century, respiratory diseases have stayed at second position in India's list of top killer diseases. In this time, however, COPD has become a bigger threat, individually overtaking neonatal diseases, a major communicable disease lis
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Jun 16, 2015 14:49

[Asia, India] Activists happy with ban on sale of e-cigarettes in Nagpur

state Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave anti-tobacco activists a gift by making sales of e-cigarettes illegal in Maharashtra. The move may not have been made primarily for public health, but activists are happy nonetheless. Last week, state FDA iss
Times of India
added Jun 5, 2015 16:00

[Asia, India] Nobody fined for public smoking in Agra in 6 yrs

Six years after a nationwide ban was imposed on public smoking, officials of the Agra district administration are yet to prosecute a single person for flouting the rule. Besides, even though officials claim to have issued letters to offices and shops to
Times of India
added Jun 4, 2015 16:02

[Asia, India] 27% of Pune’s population at risk of oral cancer: Study

Stress-induced tobacco consumption and youngsters taking up smoking and chewing tobacco are among the major reasons why 27% of the city's population is at risk of developing oral cancer, revealed a study conducted by a Pune-based preventive healthcare org
Times of India
added Jun 3, 2015 21:59

[Asia, India] Never planned to quit smoking: Anonymous confession of nicotine addict

Post World No Tobacco Day (May 31), here is an anonymous confession of a nicotine addict, or what everyone else calls a chain-smoker. I don’t have a terminal disease. I didn’t quit on my doctor’s insistence or my family’s emotional blackmail. I am not r
Hindustan Times (in)
added Jun 3, 2015 21:56

[Asia, China] Kanpur City In India Follows Beijing As Tobacco-Free City

Health officials in the Indian city of Kanpur announced on Sunday during celebration of World Anti-Tobacco Day that the city is now tobacco-free. According to Dr. RP Yadav, Kanpur's chief medical officer, the city will strictly implement the guidelines
Tech Times
added Jun 1, 2015 15:33

[Asia, India] Use of tobacco glorified in visual media, says judge

Lack of proper role models who can caution against the side-effects of glorification of vices such as smoking and drinking in the visual media is having a cascading effect on youth in the impressionable age.
Times of India
added Jun 1, 2015 11:02

[Asia, India] EDITORIAL: World No Tobacco Day: Hitting roadblocks to tobacco endgame

It is time we realized that the elimination of all forms of illicit trade, including smuggling and illegal manufacturing of cigarettes as well as smokeless tobacco products, should be an essential component of tobacco control.
The Health Site (in)
added May 31, 2015 09:43

[Asia, India] World No-Tobacco Day: Tobacco smuggling, the butt stops here

According to the TII, fakes and smuggled cigarettes now account for one in five cigarettes sold in India, it says, resulting in a revenue loss of more than R 7,000 crore. Their argument is partly true. There’s evidence that smuggling and fakes are floodi
Hindustan Times (in)
added May 31, 2015 07:23
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