Tobacco

Tobacco causes infertility, say doctors

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 21:28

New Delhi, May 20, Doctors on Saturday said consumption of tobacco products such as smoking causes infertility in both males and females.

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Prevent youths from sliding into tobacco use: health minister

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 18:34

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Monday urged health workers to focus their efforts on preventing people from starting on the use of tobacco whose ill effects are still not widely known.

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WHO asks China to nationally extend Beijing anti-tobacco law

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 18:24

Beijing, May 30 (IANS) The World Health Organization called on the Chinese government on Monday to enforce a strict national level anti-tobacco law following the "successful" implementation of the model legislation in Beijing, which has been "smoke-free" for a year.

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Plain packaging a way out to curb tobacco epidemic: WHO

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 14:30

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) In a bid to help cut down the perils associated with tobacco, the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday urged the various stakeholders to make plain packaging of tobacco products mandatory across the world.

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'Government should make Amitabh face of tobacco control campaign'

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 18:54

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre (RGCIRC) has urged the government to appoint prominent people, including Amitabh Bachchan among others, as brand ambassadors for the better impact of its tobacco control programmes.

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Gayatri Pariwar to hold countrywide programme against tobacco

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 18:28

Haridwar, May 27 (IANS) The All World Gayatri Pariwar is organizing a week-long programme across more than 25,000 places in the country to spread awareness among the youth about the ill effects of tobacco and its related products.

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Tobacco lobby trying to mislead government: VHAI

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 20:44

New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Countering the claim of Indian tobacco growers that none of the countries has implemented pictorial warnings on tobacco product packets, health major Voluntary Health Association of India (VHAI) on Saturday released a list of nations that have implemented major pictorial warnings, similar to India.

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Tobacco growers, retailers protest large pictorial warning rule

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 15:30

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Tobacco growers and retailers from all over India on Wednesday staged a protest here against recent implementation of pictorial warnings covering 85 percent of the packets of all tobacco products.

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