Shah Rukh Khan completed 31 years in the film industry and conducted an AskSRK. During the session, one of the Twitter users asked SRK to have a cigarette with him. The fan's tweet read, "#askSRK Sath me cigarette pine chaloge kya @iamsrk sir ???" To this, SRK replied, "Main apni buri aadatein akele hi karta hoon!! SRK's response garnered several likes and comments and was appraised by netizens.
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Leena Manimekalai, a filmmaker, has received a summons from a Delhi court on a lawsuit that aims to prevent her from showing the goddess Kali smoking a cigarette. A lawsuit was lodged against Manimekalai for representing the Hindu deity in an "uncalled manner" in the "Kaali" poster and commercial video, which featured the goddess smoking a cigarette. The case has been scheduled for a hearing on August 6.
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In response to concerns that pictorial warnings on cigarette packets losing their effectiveness, Canada is preparing to become the first country in the world to implement a written warning on every cigarette. The revisions are expected to take effect in the second half of 2023. While the precise slogan may alter, the present suggestion is "Poison in every puff," according to the minister of mental health and addictions.
A 15-year-old boy from Hyderabad got influenced by the protagonist Rocky Bhai and smoked a complete pack of smokes after seeing KGF Chapter 2 three times in two days. He was taken to a hospital with terrible throat soreness. "Movie-makers and actors have a moral responsibility to not glamorize acts like smoking cigarettes or chewing tobacco or consuming alcohol," pulmonologist Dr. Rohith Reddy Pathuri stated in response to the case.
Swedish firm named Corvid Cleaning, is training crows to pick up cigarette butts from the streets. “They are easier to teach and there is a higher chance of them learning from each other,'' quoted the founder. New Caledonian crows, that possess the intelligence of a seven-year-old human child, are used for the job. Notably, The firm is carrying out several tests before rolling out the operation across the city.
India has ranked second in the number of smokers aged between 16 and 64 years, according to a report prepared by "The International Commission to Reignite the Fight Against Smoking". Reportedly, around 250,002,133 Indians in the said age group are smokers. The report also stated that India has one the highest number of oral cancer cases, and a very low "quit rate", at about 20 percent.
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The trade of illegal cigarettes in India soared by 10 times in the pandemic year 2020-21 as compared to FY-20. Presented in Lok Sabha, the report said that illegal cigarette worth Rs 1,772 crore were recovered till February 21, 2021, as compared to Rs 188 crore in FY 20. Besides, the illegal cigarette market in India accounted for 6% of markets in 2016-17. Meanwhile, Union Minister Som Prakash stated India is tracking such involved offenders… read-more
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CM Manohar Lal Khattar-led Haryana government will start an anti-tobacco drive across all colleges and universities in the state from January 26. While painting anti-smoking slogans, the government would place volunteers near school displaying motivational messages. The recent orders ask every educational institution to place ‘Tobacco-free area’ sign outside the building and ‘Tobacco-Free Educational Institution’ within the premises. Earlier… read-more
The Customs authority at the Chennai airport on January 13 seized 1.42 kg of gold worth Rs 72.6 lakhs and other items including cigarettes, smartphones, laptops and liquor amounting to Rs 12.4 lakhs. Reportedly, the two passengers arriving from Dubai concealed the gold in paste form in their rectum while the rest of the items were recovered from their luggage. Confiscating the illegal items, the officials have taken the accused into their… read-more