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VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Alcohol, Tobacco, High sugar snacks, Healthy food

High-sugar snacks can be potentially as dangerous as smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol. So why advertise them?

If tobacco advertisements were banned over health concerns, research shows TV ads of high-sugar foods have the same effect in influencing children's choices. Aren't we hazarding our kids' health?

LIFE

 |  4-minute read
Tobacco, E-cigarettes, Juul, Vaping

Why vapes being safer than cigarettes is a myth

In India, the use of e-cigarettes, vape devices and JUUL is increasing.

VARIETY

 |  7-minute read
Bans, Smoking, Tobacco, Gutkha scam

Gutkha scam: Why nobody cares to see what's inside the tiny packets?

In India, unless you are part of a big scam, you don't get as much attention.

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.

POLITICS

 |  Quantum Leap  |  3-minute read
Taxation, Health, Tobacco

Only in India: MPs want you to believe tobacco is not injurious to health

While finance ministry has taken a tough stand on the issue, Parliamentarians are trying to create roadblocks.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Tobacco, Gutka ban

Tobacco ban: Why the government loves to spit on gutka

Health authorities have warned against harmful substances in pan masala and gutka, but action taken against rising cigarette sales has been relatively feeble.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Tobacco, Cancer, Narendra Modi

No action Modi: Crony capitalism, beedi style

It is unprecedented that tobacco lobbyists could dare to challenge the BJP government’s policies exploiting a constitutional forum.

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.