Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Topic: E-cigarettes

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.   

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.