Wednesday, 28 September, 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.   

On Camera


The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.


Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.