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Flavours, cool tricks, & even earning money: Vaping isn’t just about quitting tobacco

Indians are increasingly taking to vaping and studies are yet to conclusively tell us if it is indeed a healthier alternative to smoking.
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Sitting is not the new smoking

Studies show that people who spend more time sitting may die early from various chronic diseases. But still, it is not as bad as smoking.

Modi govt takes U-turn on e-cigarettes, says no plan to ban import

But minister tells Lok Sabha that e-cigarettes are harmful for both active and passive users.
School children wear oxygen masks to protect themselves from air pollution in Delhi

Number of non-smokers with lung cancer in north India is now same as smokers: New study

The study by a Delhi hospital also shows an increasing number of cases in younger age groups with no smoking history.
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Smoking opium in UP to kidney removal in Maharashtra: Laws that should be repealed

There are various laws in India that have become redundant and obsolete, and a serious effort is needed to de-clog the legal system.

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With Lok Sabha elections over, how can India and Pakistan now repair fractured ties?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering appointing a national security adviser to revive backchannel diplomatic talks with India.



RAW & IB chiefs, cabinet & defence secretaries — the key appointments awaiting new govt

The new govt will also appoint the IAF chief after incumbent Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa retires in September. 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.