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Upset With 3rd Daughter, Man Stuff 8 Day Old's Mouth With Tobacco, Kills New Born

A man killed his eight-day-old daughter by stuffing her mouth with tobacco, confirmed officials in Jalgaon district. The incident was brought to light by an Asha worker on September 12, following which the police arrested the man who has been identified as Gokul Gotiram Jadhav (30). Jadhav had two daughters and on September 2 his wife gave birth to a third daughter at the Vakod Primary Health Centre.

Wed, 13 Sep 2023 - 11:28 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Tobacco, jalgaon district, Asha Worker, murder, New born


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Union Govt To Launch Tobacco Free India Campaign On May 31

The Union Health Ministry is planning to launch a 60-day pan India campaign on the theme 'tobacco-free youth'. Starting on May 31, the campaign will focus on taking steps to prevent the initiation of tobacco use among youngsters and assisting users to quit. According to the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS), current tobacco use among young adolescents (13–15 years) in 2019 was 8.5% but is high amongst youths in India.

Wed, 24 May 2023 - 05:30 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: union ministry, Indian government, Health Ministry, Tobacco, campaign


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Tobacco Products To Have New Textual Warnings From December 1, 2022

Tobacco products manufactured, imported, or packaged on or after December 1, 2022, will have a new display warning. As per the Union Health Ministry, a new image will have a textual warning, "Tobacco causes a painful death.” The new image will be valid for one year period, following which, the new image will have new warnings, "Tobacco causes younger death". The new amendments came under Tobacco Products (Packaging-and-Labelling) Rules, 2008… read-more

Fri, 29 Jul 2022 - 08:45 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Tobacco, Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products Act, Union Health Ministry, Indian Ministry, health warnings

Akshay Kumar

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Akshay Kumar Apologises For Vimal Ad

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has issued an apology for endorsing tobacco. After receiving a huge backlash from his fans for signing a deal with tobacco brand Vimal, he has since expressed regret. The actor took to Instagram to share that the negative response to the ad has deeply affected him. Moreover, he has also stepped back as the ambassador. He also added that he would never endorse tobacco again.

Thu, 21 Apr 2022 - 02:10 PM / by Varun Das

Tags: Akshay Kumar, Actor Akshay Kumar, Tobacco, Advertisment, Controversy

Courtesy: Hindustan Times


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4 Cops Held For Spitting Tobacco In Police Station: Madhya Pradesh

In Madhya Pradesh, four police personnel were arrested for spitting tobacco in the premises of Shahdol Police station. Reportedly, they were warned before for their indiscipline action but they continued spitting tabcoo. ''Sub Inspector Nand Kumar Kachwaha, Additional Sub Inspector Dinesh Dwivedi, ASI Devendra Singh, and head constable Pyare Lal arrested for spitting tobacco," told Mukesh Vaishya, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP), to… read-more

Sat, 11 Dec 2021 - 12:08 PM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: Madhya Pradesh, Tobacco, ASP, Shahdol Police Station, Mukesh Vaishya

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Man chewing Tobacco in Kanpur Stadium.

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Man Chewing Tobacco In Kanpur Stadium Creates Buzz On Internet

The first Test match between India and New Zealand took place at Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. During the match, a video of a man chewing tobacco, or 'gutkha,' in the stands has gone viral on the Internet. The man can be seen conversing on his phone while chewing gutkha in the video. The person's excerpt provided fodder for memes and created a buzz on social media platforms.

Sat, 27 Nov 2021 - 03:28 PM / by SAM RAHUL RAJASHEKHAR

Tags: New Zealand Cricket Team, Indian Cricket Team, India, Kanpur, Tobacco

Courtesy: India Today

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India Ranks 2nd With More Smokers Aged 16 To 64: Report

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.

Thu, 18 Nov 2021 - 05:35 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Smoking, Cigarettes, India, Tobacco, Indian youths

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'Commit to quit tobacco' campaign supports millions of tobacco users who are actively trying to quit smoking

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Smokers At 50% Higher Risk Of COVID-Caused Death, Disease: WHO

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on May 29 said that smokers are 50% highly prone to contracting severe disease or death by COVID-19. He suggested, "Quitting is the best thing they [smokers] can do to lower their risk from coronavirus". Under the 'Commit to quit tobacco' campaign, WHO aims to create tobacco-free environments. The campaign assists people with its quitting toolkits, which the global body provides free-of-cost.… read-more

Sun, 30 May 2021 - 11:00 AM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Tobacco, WHO, Commit to quit tobacco, Smokers, Covid-19

Courtesy: The Indian Express


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Oklahoma Smokes Hemp Cigarettes To Help In Quitting Smoking

'Oklahoma Smokes' have become one-of-its-kind healthy cigarettes for individuals addicted to near-ubiquitous hobby of smoking. Made of naturally grown hemp flower, Oklahoma Smokes are free of harmful additives including nicotine and tobacco that are used in normal cigarettes. Interestingly, the outlook of the safer alternative is reminiscent to the regular ones. Moreover, the nicotine-free smoke gives blissful experience to smoker, thereby … read-more

Tue, 04 May 2021 - 06:50 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Oklahoma Smokes, oklahoma, Smoking, Tobacco, nicotine, Cancer, healthy smoking

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Experts Call To Consider COVID-19 As Opportunity To Quit Smoking

Health experts have warned that consumption of tobacco not only triggers life-threatening diseases but also inflicts many short-term health-threats including anxiety, appetite loss and yellow fingers among others. In an alarming revelation, Dr Sibasish Dey said that India shares nearly 38% of the global Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) deaths and smoking is leading factor of the COPD growth. Citing COVID-19 health implications,… read-more

Sun, 03 Jan 2021 - 10:00 AM / by Sakshi Amrutkar

Tags: Tobacco, Smoking, COPD, Covid-19, pandemic, WHO

Courtesy: The Indian Express