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US startup seeks FDA nod for RespiRx, an inhaler that can help one quit smoking

Triggered by breathing, the RespiRx also emulates the hand-to-mouth experience of a cigarette — which may prove to be a notable advantage over gums or patches.
Vaping (Representational image) | Pax Devices Images by Cayce Clifford | Bloomberg

Blanket vaping ban could do more harm than good to smokers, say experts

Paper published in Science journal says rushed blanket ban on e-cigarettes takes away a powerful tool from smokers trying to quit the habit.
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Something is not right, says e-cigarette traders body as it starts campaign against ban

Modi govt in September issued an ordinance to ban the use, sale, manufacture, distribution and advertisement of e-cigarettes in India.
Vaping

Scientists are working hard to dismiss the anti-vaping argument

Vaping advocates, some of whom are backed by groups with industry ties, are trying to undermine research questioning the safety of e-cigarettes.
File image of Karnataka CM B.S. Yediyurappa | Photo: PTI

When CM B.S. Yediyurappa smelt a rat in Karnataka Vidhana Soudha

Pre-Truth — snappy, witty and significant snippets from the world of politics and government.
PM Narendra Modi

PM Modi says e-cigarettes banned to prevent youth from falling into new way of intoxication

In his radio address 'Mann Ki Baat', PM Modi warned that e-cigarettes, which are used as 'fashion statement', are a new way of getting addicted to nicotine.
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Vaping is a problem but banning it would be, too

The harm and toll from smoking tobacco cigarettes seems to have gotten lost in the alarm over vaping.
Nirmala Sitharaman

I’ve been working on economy, Nirmala Sitharaman replies to Kiran Mazumdar Shaw’s criticism

Sitharaman tweets regularly about her ministry’s achievements & her personal life, but rarely responded to criticism on her work as finance minister.
Cigarettes by ITC | Image: Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint.in

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.   

On Camera

The river Ganga in Varanasi

Five reasons that are stopping Ganga from becoming clean

The bureaucracy is capable enough to prove to the govt that Ganga has been completely cleaned. But that, we know, would be far from truth.

Revival in demand & business activity push Indian economy’s animal spirits up in September

Economists attributed the recovery to pent-up demand after a strict lockdown imposed in March hit the consumption of goods and services.

Defence

A file photo of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper at the 2+2 dialogue in Washington in December 2019. | Photo: ANI

The 3 foundational agreements with US and what they mean for India’s military growth

Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement, the last of the key foundational agreements between India & US, was signed Tuesday. LEMOA was signed in 2016 and COMCASA in 2018.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.