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Karnataka govt bans spitting tobacco products at public places

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.
The order also said chewing and spitting tobacco products was an offence under section 4(2)A of the Karnataka Epidemic Ordinance-2020.(HT file)
The order also said chewing and spitting tobacco products was an offence under section 4(2)A of the Karnataka Epidemic Ordinance-2020.(HT file)
Published on May 30, 2020 01:22 PM IST
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Bengaluru | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by: Prashasti Singh

Covid-19: Liquor, paan shop owners gear up for contactless sales

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).
Liquor and paan shops inside malls or marketplaces are not allowed to operate yet. Neither are such stores in containment zones.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Liquor and paan shops inside malls or marketplaces are not allowed to operate yet. Neither are such stores in containment zones.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 03, 2020 05:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNeeraj Chauhan

States issue guidelines for extended lockdown

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.
The Centre on Friday extended the lockdown till May 17 , but allowed almost all activities, except opening of malls, educational institutions, restaurants and hotels, running of public transport , inter-state travel and social, political and religious gatherings, in about 370 green districts.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The Centre on Friday extended the lockdown till May 17 , but allowed almost all activities, except opening of malls, educational institutions, restaurants and hotels, running of public transport , inter-state travel and social, political and religious gatherings, in about 370 green districts.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 03, 2020 01:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondents

‘Turning point’ as number of male smokers drops: WHO

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.
In a new report, the UN health a gency hailed the beginning decline as a powerful indication that anti-smoking campaigns around the globe had begun to pay off.(Unsplash)
In a new report, the UN health a gency hailed the beginning decline as a powerful indication that anti-smoking campaigns around the globe had begun to pay off.(Unsplash)
Updated on Dec 19, 2019 03:36 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse | ByHT Correspondent, Geneva

Health ministry releases new set of health warnings for tobacco packs

The amended Rules were applicable with effect from September 1, 2018.
The toll free Tobacco Quit-line Service provides counseling and strategies for quitting tobacco use. (HT Photo)
The toll free Tobacco Quit-line Service provides counseling and strategies for quitting tobacco use. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 21, 2019 11:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRhythma Kaul

A tale of two budgets by women, 50 years apart

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.
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Updated on Jul 07, 2019 09:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnisha Dutta

Herbal Hookah banned or not? Bombay high court wants state to clarify

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.
Abdi’s counsel, advocate Sujay Kantawala pointed out that herbal hookah does not contain any tobacco product and the nicotine-free product contains harmless elements like glycerine and sugar.(HT Photo)
Abdi’s counsel, advocate Sujay Kantawala pointed out that herbal hookah does not contain any tobacco product and the nicotine-free product contains harmless elements like glycerine and sugar.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 06, 2019 02:57 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByKanchan Chaudhari

Jeweller’s arrest leads to robbers in 1kg gold heist

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.
The arrest of a small-time goldsmith in a petty theft case in Dadri lead the Noida Police to a breakthrough in a loot case in which 1kg gold was stolen.(Reuters File Photo/Reprsentative Image)
The arrest of a small-time goldsmith in a petty theft case in Dadri lead the Noida Police to a breakthrough in a loot case in which 1kg gold was stolen.(Reuters File Photo/Reprsentative Image)
Published on May 29, 2019 12:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Noida | ByShafaque Alam

1 in 5 Mumbai’s BEST drivers, conductors have pre-cancer oral damage: Study

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.
BEST officials said more than 15,000 employees were counselled to quit using tobacco products, and at least 5,000 of them have quit since.
BEST officials said more than 15,000 employees were counselled to quit using tobacco products, and at least 5,000 of them have quit since.
Updated on May 06, 2019 01:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySadaguru Pandit, Mumbai

Delhi HC stay on ban on e-cigarettes may be challenged

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.
E-cigarettes do not burn or use tobacco leaves, but instead vaporise a solution a user then inhales.
E-cigarettes do not burn or use tobacco leaves, but instead vaporise a solution a user then inhales.
Updated on Mar 31, 2019 11:19 PM IST
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Tobacco ads, shops common near schools, colleges: Survey

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
A shop selling tobacco products in Dhanbad.(HT File Photo)
A shop selling tobacco products in Dhanbad.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jan 17, 2019 07:01 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRhythma Kaul

How safe are e-cigarettes? Where’s what science says

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.
Supporters say the nicotine vapour in e-cigarettes is less harmful than conventional tobacco and helps in smoking cessation, while critics ask a ban because of its potential for misuse as a gateway device to nicotine addiction and smoking.(Shutterstock)
Supporters say the nicotine vapour in e-cigarettes is less harmful than conventional tobacco and helps in smoking cessation, while critics ask a ban because of its potential for misuse as a gateway device to nicotine addiction and smoking.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Sep 02, 2018 09:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySanchita Sharma

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

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.
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)
Updated on Aug 05, 2018 03:56 PM IST
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Asian News International | ByHT Correspondent

Gurugram ranks first in state for public smoking penalties

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.
According to the Gurugram police, 15,487 people were booked for smoking in public between December 2017 and January 2018.(File photo)
According to the Gurugram police, 15,487 people were booked for smoking in public between December 2017 and January 2018.(File photo)
Updated on May 31, 2018 10:47 PM IST
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Gurugram, Hindustan Times | BySonali Verma

World No Tobacco Day: 12 crore smoke in India, docs concerned as more adolescents getting addicted

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.
As per National family Health Survey, 44 percent of men in India consume tobacco in some form.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
As per National family Health Survey, 44 percent of men in India consume tobacco in some form.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Updated on May 30, 2018 04:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByJui Dharwadkar, Pune

Considering ban on e-cigarettes, Centre tells HC

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.
E-cigarettes are hand-held devices which help to create the feeling of tobacco smoking.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
E-cigarettes are hand-held devices which help to create the feeling of tobacco smoking.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Apr 22, 2018 08:23 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Now, tobacco packs to have ‘quit helpline number’

The new warnings will come into effect from September 1, 2018.
Tobacco is responsible for nearly 50% of all cancers in India and 90% of mouth cancers.(Getty Images/iStockphoto/ Representative image)
Tobacco is responsible for nearly 50% of all cancers in India and 90% of mouth cancers.(Getty Images/iStockphoto/ Representative image)
Updated on Apr 05, 2018 08:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByHT Correspondent
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