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Following the incident, the shop owner’s family members, along with a large number of locals, gathered at Bazpur police station with his body, demanding stern action against the accused who fled after the crime. (Representative photo @uttarakhandcops)

Told to pay for cigarettes, constable crushes man to death under car: Police

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Kalyan Das
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 01:32 PM IST
A manhunt was launched and the constable and his two accomplices were arrested on Thursday morning.
Representational Image.
Representational Image.

Delhi government mulls ban on sale of loose cigarettes, beedis

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 10:57 AM IST
The ban can be imposed under sub-section 2 of section 7 of the cigarettes and other tobacco products (prohibition of advertisement and regulation of trade and commerce, production, supply and distribution) Act, 2003
Burnt and unburnt butts of 10 cigarette brands and beedi brands were used in the study, according to CSIR-IITR. ( Representative Photo: Reuters)
Burnt and unburnt butts of 10 cigarette brands and beedi brands were used in the study, according to CSIR-IITR. ( Representative Photo: Reuters)

Cigarette, beedi butts are not toxic, claims study

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 06:48 PM IST
Some studies suggest cigarette butts are toxic to microbes, insects, and fish etc. But the recent CSIR-IITR study claims that arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury, chromium, and cobalt were either below the level of detection or many fold lower than the threshold value in the brands they tested.
State Women Commission member Shahida Kamal said the victim will be given protection and the commission will ensure that maximum punishment is handed out to the offenders. (Photo @TheKeralaPolice)
State Women Commission member Shahida Kamal said the victim will be given protection and the commission will ensure that maximum punishment is handed out to the offenders. (Photo @TheKeralaPolice)

Woman gang-raped, singed with cigarette in front of 5-year-old son in Kerala

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 07:36 PM IST
The survivor’s five-year-old son was also attacked when he cried. The woman claimed that she was allowed to go home on the promise that she will come back after dropping her son home.
World No Tobacco Day 2020: Dispelling myths about tobacco use, cigarettes and vaping.(Unsplash)
World No Tobacco Day 2020: Dispelling myths about tobacco use, cigarettes and vaping.(Unsplash)

World No Tobacco Day 2020: Dispelling myths about tobacco use, cigarettes and vaping

Delhi | By Dr Jyoti Kapoor
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 08:19 AM IST
There are approximately 600 ingredients in cigarettes which create more than 7,000 chemicals upon burning. At least 69 of these chemicals are known to cause cancer, and many are toxic.
Hrithik Roshan in a picture with his sons Hrehaan and Hridhaan.
Hrithik Roshan in a picture with his sons Hrehaan and Hridhaan.

Hrithik Roshan responds to fan’s question if he is smoking in pic with sons, says he’d ‘decimate’ every cigarette from planet

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2020 01:18 PM IST
Hrithik Roshan was asked by a concerned fan if he was holding a cigarette in his hand in a recent picture with his sons Hrehaan and Hridhaan. The actor shared his thoughts on smoking in response.
Industry group Tobacco Institute of India (TII) said that illegal cigarettes have grown consistently in the country and now account for 1/4th of the Indian cigarette market.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Industry group Tobacco Institute of India (TII) said that illegal cigarettes have grown consistently in the country and now account for 1/4th of the Indian cigarette market.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Smokers to shell out more as govt proposes increased excise duty on cigarette

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2020 07:14 AM IST
Besides being in the highest GST slab of 28 per cent, cigarettes attract higher compensation cess under the new indirect tax regime.
The researchers found that smokers felt the innovative approach has the potential to discourage smoking among young people, those starting to smoke and non-smokers.(Unsplash)
The researchers found that smokers felt the innovative approach has the potential to discourage smoking among young people, those starting to smoke and non-smokers.(Unsplash)

Health warnings on each cigarette may help reduce smoking

London | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 07:04 AM IST
The researchers found that smokers felt the innovative approach has the potential to discourage smoking among young people, those starting to smoke and non-smokers..
File image of former Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri smokes a cigarette on the bench after winning the Europa League Final(AP)
File image of former Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri smokes a cigarette on the bench after winning the Europa League Final(AP)

‘I smoke 60 cigarettes a day’, reveals Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 27, 2019 07:22 PM IST
Sarri had earlier said that being appointed Juventus’ new head coach was the “crowning achievement” of his long career and he welcomed a return to Italy following a year in the English Premier League with Chelsea.
Police are probing if the murder is a result of property dispute but are yet to find any evidence to support this.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
Police are probing if the murder is a result of property dispute but are yet to find any evidence to support this.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

Two glasses, a pack of cigarettes that hold clue to three murders in Delhi

New Delhi | By Karn Pratap Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2019 10:52 AM IST
The police suspect that the nursing attendant, Khushbu Nautiyal, may have unknowingly let a ‘friend’ or a ‘known person’ inside the house without realising that her act could prove fatal.
The cafe on the lighter, though a common name in Belgium and the Netherlands meaning the pub, was located near the victim’s home in Ravels close to the Dutch border.(Representative imafe)
The cafe on the lighter, though a common name in Belgium and the Netherlands meaning the pub, was located near the victim’s home in Ravels close to the Dutch border.(Representative imafe)

Cigarette lighter helps police identify Indian man murdered in France

Lille, France | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 08:38 AM IST
Last October a machine operator was clearing out a pit at Bourbourg when he found a sack containing a decomposed body, without any documents or cellphone to help determine the sex, nationality or circumstances of the death.
The police said that the woman and her son were admitted to a government hospital. The boy was discharged after being given first aid.(Shutterstock)
The police said that the woman and her son were admitted to a government hospital. The boy was discharged after being given first aid.(Shutterstock)

Tea stall owner, mother, assaulted after dispute over cigarette in Ph-1

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2019 08:43 AM IST
The incident comes within a fortnight of the demise of a 58-year-old cigarette kiosk owner whose stall was set ablaze by a tempo driver, who had refused to clear his dues, in IMT-Manesar.
Rajju, on his way back from the gym a day before the incident, had gone to the shop of one Mukesh Goel in Choridi area and asked for a free cigarette(shutterstock)
Rajju, on his way back from the gym a day before the incident, had gone to the shop of one Mukesh Goel in Choridi area and asked for a free cigarette(shutterstock)

Denied cigarette, man robs shop owner in Loni

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2019 07:23 AM IST
The police said that the arrested men as well as a fourth suspect (to whom the cigarette was denied) are regular members of a gym in Loni and purchased food supplements from the money they robbed.
A 58-year-old man suffered almost 80% burns when a drunken man allegedly set his cigarette kiosk on fire while he was sitting in it. The incident took place on Saturday evening in IMT Manesar after a fight over outstanding payment for cigarettes(Reuters)
A 58-year-old man suffered almost 80% burns when a drunken man allegedly set his cigarette kiosk on fire while he was sitting in it. The incident took place on Saturday evening in IMT Manesar after a fight over outstanding payment for cigarettes(Reuters)

Told to pay for cigarettes, man sets kiosk on fire, owner critical

Gurugram | By Pavneet Singh Chadha
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2019 09:00 AM IST
According to the police, the suspect, a tempo driver, went to the kiosk owned by the victim on Friday between 9 and 9.30pm at Baskushla Chowk in Sector 7 and asked for a ‘beedi’.
A 23-year-old man was shot at for refusing to share a cigarette with two men in northwest Delhi’s Shalimar Bagh late on Wednesday night. The man is under treatment and the police are trying to trace the two accused persons.
A 23-year-old man was shot at for refusing to share a cigarette with two men in northwest Delhi’s Shalimar Bagh late on Wednesday night. The man is under treatment and the police are trying to trace the two accused persons.

Man refuses to share cigarette, gets shot at

PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2019 05:12 AM IST
According to the police, the Shalimar Bagh police station received a call about two men shooting a man following a heated argument.
Parents who are using both e-cigarettes and traditional cigarettes are motivated to quit smoking faster.(Unsplash)
Parents who are using both e-cigarettes and traditional cigarettes are motivated to quit smoking faster.(Unsplash)

Parents using both e-cigarettes and traditional cigarettes are more motivated to quit

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 04:09 PM IST
According to a recent study, among a group of more than 700 parents who reported currently using cigarettes, 11 per cent reported also using e-cigarettes, making them dual users of both products.
Shahid Kapoor plays the lead role in Kabir Singh that also stars Kiara Advani.
Shahid Kapoor plays the lead role in Kabir Singh that also stars Kiara Advani.

Kabir Singh poster: Shahid Kapoor smokes two cigarettes in new pic, reveals teaser release date

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2019 04:08 PM IST
The first teaser of Shahid Kapoor’s Arjun Reddy remake, titled Kabir Singh, will be out on Monday, the actor has revealed with a new poster.
Police said the victim was dropped unhurt near a private school on Sohna Road after being driven around the city when he allegedly told the robbers that he did not have any money in his bank account and volunteered to go to an ATM with them.(AFP/Picture for representation)
Police said the victim was dropped unhurt near a private school on Sohna Road after being driven around the city when he allegedly told the robbers that he did not have any money in his bank account and volunteered to go to an ATM with them.(AFP/Picture for representation)

Robbers hold man hostage, flee with car as he stops for cigarette

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Pavneet Singh Chadha
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2019 03:40 AM IST
A 27-year-old deputy manager of a five-star hotel was allegedly robbed of his Rs 8-lakh car by armed men, who held him hostage for over five hours, covered his face with his sweater and tied his hands with the belt of his trousers on Tuesday night.
Cigarette smoke consists of numerous compounds that are harmful, and it has been linked to a reduction in the thickness of layers in the brain.(Unsplash)
Cigarette smoke consists of numerous compounds that are harmful, and it has been linked to a reduction in the thickness of layers in the brain.(Unsplash)

Smoking over 20 cigarettes a day can cause blindness

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, New York
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2019 01:14 PM IST
Heavy smokers also have reduced ability to discriminate contrasts and colours compared with non-smokers.
Cigarettes worth ₹17 crore were seized.(HT Photo)
Cigarettes worth ₹17 crore were seized.(HT Photo)

Rs17-crore imported cigarettes seized in Navi Mumbai, 2 held

Hindustan Times | By Vijay Kumar Yadav
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2019 08:08 AM IST
Acting on specific inputs, DRI officials intercepted a 40-feet container at a godown in Taloja, in Navi Mumbai, on Tuesday.
The shopkeeper Nizamuddin refused to give Shahrukh Khan a cigarette because he was a minor. This irked Shahrukh and hot words were exchanged between the two of them.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The shopkeeper Nizamuddin refused to give Shahrukh Khan a cigarette because he was a minor. This irked Shahrukh and hot words were exchanged between the two of them.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Bahraich miscreants pelt trader’s house with stones, open fire – all for a cigarette

Hindustan Times, Bahraich | By Shariq Rais Siddiqui, Bahraich
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2018 10:12 AM IST
SHO City Kotwali Prem Prakash Pandey said that one Shahrukh Khan, a teenager and a resident of Qanoongopura (south) locality asked for a cigarette from one Nizamuddin, a shopkeeper in the same area on Monday night.
The research was conducted over a period of nine and a half years, from November 2008 to March 2018.(Unsplash)
The research was conducted over a period of nine and a half years, from November 2008 to March 2018.(Unsplash)

Smokers who roll their own cigarettes less likely to quit

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, London
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2018 12:21 PM IST
While average daily cigarette consumption by roll-your-own users was broadly comparable to that of factory-made cigarette smokers, they only spent around half as much on smoking each week.
The study found that even short-term exposure to e-cigarettes was enough to cause lung inflammation similar or worse than that seen in traditional cigarette use.(Shutterstock)
The study found that even short-term exposure to e-cigarettes was enough to cause lung inflammation similar or worse than that seen in traditional cigarette use.(Shutterstock)

E-cigarettes are not safe, additives may impair lung function

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2018 01:18 PM IST
A new study says that flavouring and additive ingredients in e-cigarettes may increase inflammation and impair lung function.
Smoking hookah for 30 minutes resulted in the development of cardiovascular risk factors similar to that of cigarette smoking.(Shutterstock)
Smoking hookah for 30 minutes resulted in the development of cardiovascular risk factors similar to that of cigarette smoking.(Shutterstock)

Flavoured hookahs are not safer than cigarettes, can lead to heart attack and stroke

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2018 03:56 PM IST
Hookah smoking is quite popular among the youth, but a new study shows how its effects are just as harmful as cigarettes and it can lead to cardiovascular conditions such as heart attack and stroke.
A new study found that 50% of lung cancer patients are non-smokers. Experts say air pollution is contributing to the rise in lung cancer cases.(Shutterstock)
A new study found that 50% of lung cancer patients are non-smokers. Experts say air pollution is contributing to the rise in lung cancer cases.(Shutterstock)

Air pollution is linked to lung cancer among non-smoking youth, women

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2018 11:01 AM IST
Air pollution may be causing a rise in cases of lung cancer in India, says a new study. Youngsters and women are particularly vulnerable.
E-cigarettes have also been found to be harmful for the lungs.(Shutterstock)
E-cigarettes have also been found to be harmful for the lungs.(Shutterstock)

E-cigarettes can be as harmful as cigarettes, are bad for heart health

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Kabir Bhandari, Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2018 01:15 PM IST
E-cigarettes can be harmful for your blood pressure and cause cardiovascular problems too. A person’s peripheral systolic blood pressure can go up significantly for 45 minutes after using an e-cigarette.
People with exposure to solvents are nearly seven times more likely to develop the disease as people with no solvent exposure who do not carry the MS genes.(Shutterstock)
People with exposure to solvents are nearly seven times more likely to develop the disease as people with no solvent exposure who do not carry the MS genes.(Shutterstock)

Decorating your home may be risky, paints can raise multiple sclerosis risk

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2018 12:57 PM IST
Exposure to paint, varnish and other solvents can increase the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS), especially among smokers, according to a new study.
Here’s why smoking is more injurious than you thought.(Shutterstock)
Here’s why smoking is more injurious than you thought.(Shutterstock)

Smoking cigarettes can affect your bone health, delay healing after injury

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 29, 2018 05:23 PM IST
Here’s how smoking cigarettes can affect your bone health and delay healing after a fracture.
E-cigarette flavouring has toxic chemicals similar to those found in tobacco smoke.(Shutterstock)
E-cigarette flavouring has toxic chemicals similar to those found in tobacco smoke.(Shutterstock)

E-cigarettes are as bad as cigarettes, flavouring can impair lung function

Hindustan Times | By Soma Das
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2018 11:56 AM IST
Do you think that e-cigarettes are a safer alternative to smoking? Beware, this latest study adds to evidence that they are not safe for you.
The app uses location-specific data for the PM2.5 pollutant to calculate the quality of air in relation to cigarette smoke. PM2.5 is floating particulate matter that include both organic and inorganic pollutants.(HT REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
The app uses location-specific data for the PM2.5 pollutant to calculate the quality of air in relation to cigarette smoke. PM2.5 is floating particulate matter that include both organic and inorganic pollutants.(HT REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)

Planning to take a smoke break? Just breathe in Pune’s air which equals 9.1 cigarettes a day

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Badri Chatterjee, Pune/mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2018 04:29 PM IST
A new smart phone application, ‘Shoot! I Smoke’, launched in Paris last month, attempts to put in perspective just how dangerous the levels of air pollution across the world is. On Sunday, May 27, 2018, the reading on the app for Pune had the air quality on Bund Garden road as being as polluted as smoking 9.1 cigarettes.
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