Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

Topic: 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...

Tobacco consumption among students highest in Arunachal Pradesh & Mizoram, survey shows

The National Fact Sheet Global Youth Tobacco Survey found that nearly 1/5 of the students aged 13-15 used some form of a tobacco but the usage declined by 42% during 2009-2019.

WHO awards Harsh Vardhan for accomplishments in tobacco control

The Union Health Minister Monday led the pledge to keep away from tobacco on 'World No Tobacco Day' 2021. PM Modi led the countrywide movement against e-cigarettes, he said.

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.