Chewing and spitting tobacco or tobacco made products will be an offence under sections 188, 268, 269 and 270 of the IPC, relating to disobedience, public nuisance, negligent act causing the spread of dangerous diseases.
Published on May 30, 2020 01:22 PM IST
Bengaluru |Press Trust of India | Posted by: Prashasti Singh
The government has categorised all 733 districts across the country in three zones: red (hotspots); orange (having a limited number of Covid-19 cases); and green (no cases).
Updated on May 03, 2020 05:51 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |Neeraj Chauhan
Maharashtra decided to continue with a hard lockdown in Mumbai, Pune, Nashik and Thane, overlooking the exemptions provided by the Centre for red zones, from where the most number of cases have been reported, and allowed liquor sales but not that of tobacco products.
Updated on May 03, 2020 01:45 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |HT Correspondents
The number of women and girls who use tobacco products has been steadily declining for years. But tobacco use among males - who account for the overwhelming majority of smokers - has until now been expanding.
Updated on Dec 19, 2019 03:36 PM IST
Agence France-Presse | HT Correspondent, Geneva
The amended Rules were applicable with effect from September 1, 2018.
Updated on Aug 21, 2019 11:35 PM IST
The two budgets also illustrate how far the economy has come from the 1970s, when India was in a semi-socialist cocoon, insulated from the rest of the world by self-imposed, Communist-style economic controls.
Updated on Jul 07, 2019 09:49 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |Anisha Dutta
After the incident, the state amended COTPA and imposed a blanket ban on running hookah bars in any place and also laid down a punishment of imprisonment up to three years, making serving of hookah a cognisable offence.
Updated on Jun 06, 2019 02:57 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai |Kanchan Chaudhari
The Dadri police initially had picked up the jeweler in connection with a petty theft case in the area, however during interrogation he allegedly revealed that he was involved in buying 1 kg of stolen gold.
Published on May 29, 2019 12:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Noida |Shafaque Alam
The study was part of a three-year programme conducted by the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) to help its employees give up tobacco products.
Updated on May 06, 2019 01:02 AM IST
Hindustan Times | , MumbaiSadaguru Pandit
The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation on February 22 ordered drug controllers across the country to ensure ENDS are not sold, manufactured, distributed, traded, imported and advertised.
Updated on Mar 31, 2019 11:19 PM IST
As high as 225 (about 40%) of the 487 points of sale surveyed around 243 schools by Voluntary Health Association of India (VHAI) and Consumer Voice as part of the study — ‘Tiny Targets’ — were found flouting the 100-yard guidelines
Updated on Jan 17, 2019 07:01 AM IST
Are e-cigarettes safer than traditional cigarettes or are they pathways to nicotine addiction? The debate remains highly polarised on whether e-cigarettes should be banned or not.
Updated on Sep 02, 2018 09:54 AM IST
Hindustan Times | Sanchita Sharma
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.
Updated on Aug 05, 2018 03:56 PM IST
Asian News International | HT Correspondent
Gurugram accounted for 29,989 of the 39,000 fines issued under the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) between January 2017 and April 2018.
Updated on May 31, 2018 10:47 PM IST
Gurugram, Hindustan Times |Sonali Verma
The staggering data also reveals that 24 per cent of children in India under the age of 16 have used some form of tobacco in the past and 14 per cent are still using tobacco products.
Updated on May 30, 2018 04:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Pune | , PuneJui Dharwadkar
The health ministry told the court that though there are no specific guidelines to deal with new emerging threats such as Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) or e-cigarettes (ECs), several states and Union territories have taken steps to prohibit them.
Published on Apr 22, 2018 08:23 PM IST
Press Trust of India, New Delhi |Press Trust of India