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LIFE

 |  4-minute read
E-cigarettes, Vaping, Health, Smoking

World No Tobacco Day: No, vaping is no answer to quitting cigarettes

E-cigarettes have recently become popular in India.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Cancer, Health Ministry, Cigarettes, Tobacco

Ridiculous to bar cigarette shops from selling chips and soft drinks. Will hit the poor

BJP government's new rule to keep children away from tobacco products seems injurious to roadside vendors.

VARIETY

 |  Paradigm shift  |  12-minute read
Health, Cigarettes, Smoking

India needs a stronger campaign against smoking

Globally, number of smokers has climbed from 721 million in 1980 to 967 million in 2012, thanks to countries like India, China and Russia.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Beef Ban, Tobacco, Cigarettes

#WorldHealthDay: Five ways government can make India healthy

What we need is a comprehensive 'Sehat Abhiyan' along the lines of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

LIFE

 |  3-minute read
Ban, Cigarettes, Smoking

Ban smoking, not cigarettes

Why bans don't work in India and a more comprehensive step might be necessary.

LIFE

 |  3-minute read
Cigarettes, Health Ministry, Smoking

Banning loose cigarettes will lead to more smokers

What exactly is the expertise of members of the expert panel that advised such tough tobacco policies to the health minister?