Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicCigarettes

Topic: Cigarettes

From stubs to pillows, soft toys and recycled paper — Noida factory reprocesses cigarette ends

WHO estimates that nearly 30 per cent of India's adult population is tobacco users and butts litter urban streets where general cleanliness standards are abysmally low.

Chewing tobacco is worse than smoking for the heart, Patna medical institute says

The study was conducted on heart patients who chewed tobacco for the first time, also on those who took it thrice a day.

Actress Alizeh Shah caught smoking. Pakistanis accuse her of corrupting culture

Someone recorded TV actress Alizeh Shah smoking in a car. Soon, Pakistani social media was abuzz with users blaming feminism and the showbiz industry.

Kids of ’90s will remember these ‘cigarettes’ fondly, despite its controversial, unhealthy tag

Over the years, Phantom sweet cigarettes have been called out for promoting smoking in children and being very unhealthy due to the high sugar content.

How smokers are getting by without cigarettes in Covid-19 lockdown (it’s helping many quit)

Many smokers are struggling to get their daily dose of nicotine amid the lockdown. While some are grappling with withdrawal, others are using the chance to kick the butt.

After decaf and low-sugar drinks, it’s time for low-nicotine cigarettes

A New York-based company is seeking FDA's nod to market cigarettes with 95% less nicotine than conventional ones.

New research shows what happens to your lung cells as soon as you quit smoking

A new study has uncovered that in people who no longer smoke, the body replenishes the airways with normal cells that help protect the lungs better.

Electrical goods and tobacco to get costlier, raw sugar and tuna bait cheaper

The relative change in price of these products is due to custom duties and taxes imposed by the central government

Govt has banned vapes, but owns 28% of ITC – India’s biggest cigarette maker

The Union government and state-owned companies together held a 28.64 per cent stake in ITC as of June end.   

Tobacco companies in China are opening schools, and the Chinese welcome it

Many such ‘tobacco schools’ were built following the devastating Sichuan earthquake in 2008.

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Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.

Defence

Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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