Thursday, 6 October, 2022

Topic: tobacco

Smoking, alcohol & high BMI among biggest risk factors linked to cancer death, says Lancet study

Researchers used data from GBD 2019 study to analyse role of 34 risk factors in deaths and ill health associated with 23 cancer types.

Oral cancer in India could get $3.2 billion in the next ten years. Tobacco is the culprit

We can cut the risk of oral cancers by 50% within 5 years and also save 3.5 million hectares of land. We only need to curb smoking and tobacco.

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.

China wants to reduce smoking, but its largest revenue comes from tobacco. Solution? BRI

While China hopes to curtail domestic tobacco consumption by 2030, it also aims to control the global tobacco market in its entirety.

Akshay Kumar cuts ties with Vimal Elaichi amid backlash, pledges fee to ‘worthy cause’

Announcing his decision to step down as brand ambassador of Vimal pan masala, actor Akshay Kumar said he has not and will not "endorse tobacco".

Inside story of how billionaires of big-brand pan masala industry got around an ad ban

Despite ban on advertisement and sale of pan masala and gutka, the industry's biggest brands and barons have thrived by using IPL, fancy commercials and Bollywood stars.

Never met patient who got cancer from beedi — MPs back ‘Indian cigar’ at RSS-linked event

RSS affiliates Swadeshi Jagran Manch and Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, and All India Beedi Industry Federation, organise event to protest proposed changes to tobacco law.

SubscriberWrites: Facebook controversy of 2021 is a throwback to the Big Tobacco fiasco of the 90s

Subscribers write back with their views on the most urgent issues of the day.

Brrr! German scientists produce coldest temperature ever recorded in lab

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

Third of India’s cancer cases linked to tobacco use, nearly half in people over 60: ICMR report

New Delhi: As much as a third of the cancer cases reported in India is linked to tobacco use, according to the latest report...

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Rahul Gandhi addresses a gathering in Mysuru, Karnataka | PTI

Six reasons why Bharat Jodo Yatra isn’t simply a routine political ‘tamasha’

As in football, so in politics: Ball possession matters. So much so that even the troubles in Rajasthan couldn’t derail the positivity of the Bharat Jodo Yatra.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services at 6th Indian Mobile Congress 1 October 2022 | Representational image | The Print

Data vs atta, petrol, LPG: How dirt-cheap mobile internet contrasts with surging food, fuel prices

Analysis of govt data shows that while price of mobile data is one-twentieth of what it was 6 yrs ago, LPG price is up 73%, atta prices up by over 28%.


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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.