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The state government had imposed a ban on all tobacco products on May 22 of last year to prevent spitting in public.(HT File Photo/Representative Image)

World No Tobacco Day: Jharkhand government imposes ban on 11 brands

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2021 08:54 PM IST
  • "The notification prohibits the manufacture, storage, distribution or sale of 11 brands of pan masala containing magnesium carbonate as an ingredient, packaged or unpackaged,” the state government said in a statement.
Over the last two years, many studies have indicated that smoking and chewing tobacco can substantially increase the chance of adverse impact on the immune system of Covid-19 patients.(Unsplash)
Over the last two years, many studies have indicated that smoking and chewing tobacco can substantially increase the chance of adverse impact on the immune system of Covid-19 patients.(Unsplash)

World No Tobacco Day 2021: Why you should quit smoking now more than ever

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shivani Kumar | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2021 11:32 AM IST
  • "Nearly 60% of tobacco users around the world want to quit smoking, but only 30% of the global population have access to quality tobacco cessation services," WHO said on its website.
World No Tobacco Day 2021: Date, history, theme, significance amid Covid-19(Instagram/DolbyVivisol)
World No Tobacco Day 2021: Date, history, theme, significance amid Covid-19(Instagram/DolbyVivisol)

World No Tobacco Day 2021: Date, history, theme, significance amid Covid-19

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2021 09:05 PM IST
  • World No Tobacco Day 2021: Here’s all you need to know about when is World No Tobacco Day, its history, theme this year and its significance amid Covid-19
Ban on flavoured tobacco products or vaping might lead teens to smoke cigarettes(Unsplash)
Ban on flavoured tobacco products or vaping might lead teens to smoke cigarettes(Unsplash)

Ban on flavoured tobacco products or vaping might lead teens to smoke cigarettes

ANI |
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2021 12:16 PM IST
According to a new study, believed to be the first to assess how complete flavour bans affect youth smoking habits, high school students' odds of smoking conventional cigarettes doubled due to ban on flavoured tobacco products or flavoured vaping
World No Tobacco Day 2020: 8 effective ways to ‘kick the butt’, live healthy.(Unsplash)
World No Tobacco Day 2020: 8 effective ways to ‘kick the butt’, live healthy.(Unsplash)

8 effective ways to ‘kick the butt’, live healthy

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 07:57 PM IST
‘Just one puff’ is how smokers defend their habit and delay the process of quitting. On World No Tobacco Day 2020, here are a few effective ways to destroy that harmful craving for cigarettes.
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.
Milind Soman, the 53-year-old man behind Pinkathon - India’s biggest women-only marathon - never shies away from spreading awareness about health and fitness.(Milind Soman/ Instagram)
Milind Soman, the 53-year-old man behind Pinkathon - India’s biggest women-only marathon - never shies away from spreading awareness about health and fitness.(Milind Soman/ Instagram)

World No Tobacco Day 2020: Here’s how fitness enthusiast Milind Soman ‘kicked the butt’

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 06:56 AM IST
World No Tobacco Day 2020: Actor and fitness enthusiast Milind Soman on quitting smoking, losing bad habits and how fitness is a choice.
Actors Anupam Kher, Divya Dutta and Tusshar Kapoor, among other talk about the anti-tobacco ads that are being screened in movie theatres.
Actors Anupam Kher, Divya Dutta and Tusshar Kapoor, among other talk about the anti-tobacco ads that are being screened in movie theatres.

World No Tobacco Day: Actors on whether anti-tobacco ads before film screening need a makeover or not

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2019 03:38 PM IST
On the occasion of World No Tobacco Day on May 31, famous Bollywood personalities tell us what they like or don’t about the anti-tobacco ads before film screening.
Although tobacco use has declined markedly since 2000, the WHO report added reduction is insufficient to meet globally agreed targets of protecting people from deaths related to cardiovascular and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs).(HT FILE)
Although tobacco use has declined markedly since 2000, the WHO report added reduction is insufficient to meet globally agreed targets of protecting people from deaths related to cardiovascular and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs).(HT FILE)

Smoking dips, awareness yet to rise: WHO study

Hindustan Times | By Aayushi Pratap, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2018 12:22 PM IST
On World No Tobacco Day on May 31, WHO report says smoking tobacco across the world dipped by 7% in 16 years
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)

Gurugram ranks first in state for public smoking penalties

Gurugram, Hindustan Times | By Sonali Verma
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2018 10:47 PM IST
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.
A combination of heavy smoking and alcohol consumption can raise the risk of mouth cancer.(Shutterstock)
A combination of heavy smoking and alcohol consumption can raise the risk of mouth cancer.(Shutterstock)

Smokers at higher risk of losing teeth, almost twice as fast than non-smokers

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2018 04:59 PM IST
Smoking poses a higher risk of mouth pain, cavities and gum recession.
The study indicated that new cessation and harm-reduction options are needed to help smokers live longer and healthier lives.(Shutterstock)
The study indicated that new cessation and harm-reduction options are needed to help smokers live longer and healthier lives.(Shutterstock)

53% people fail to quit smoking despite knowing ill effects, finds study

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2018 04:01 PM IST
World No Tobacco Day 2018: The study also found that around 41 per cent of smokers who tried to quit said they would need assistance to do so, while 25 per cent were using e-cigarette or vaping devices.
Consuming electronic cigarettes reduces the risk of cancer by around 90-92 per cent compared to the conventional ones, according to an expert.(Shutterstock)
Consuming electronic cigarettes reduces the risk of cancer by around 90-92 per cent compared to the conventional ones, according to an expert.(Shutterstock)

World No Tobacco Day 2018, here’s why you should switch to e-cigarettes

Press Trust of India, Guwahati | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2018 12:26 PM IST
On the occasion of World No Tobacco Day (May 31), experts say ditching your regular cigarette and turning to vaping is a good idea.
World No Tobacco Day 2018: Tobacco smoke is composed of nearly 4,000 different chemicals and over 150 toxins.(Shutterstock)
World No Tobacco Day 2018: Tobacco smoke is composed of nearly 4,000 different chemicals and over 150 toxins.(Shutterstock)

World No Tobacco Day 2018, why passive smoking is dangerous even if you don’t smoke

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Kabir Bhandari, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2018 04:32 PM IST
World No Tobacco Day 2018: Passive smoking is as harmful as smoking, say health experts. Second hand smoke puts you at risk of respiratory diseases, cancer of the lungs, and heart issues among a number of other health problems.
The theme for this year’s World No Tobacco Day on May 31 is ‘Tobacco and Heart Disease’.(HT PHOTO)
The theme for this year’s World No Tobacco Day on May 31 is ‘Tobacco and Heart Disease’.(HT PHOTO)

Smokeless tobacco, too, causes heart diseases, say experts

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2018 10:14 PM IST
According to the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS-2) 2016-17, in India, the use of smokeless tobacco is more than the use of smoking tobacco.
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)

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

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Jui Dharwadkar, Pune
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2018 04:17 PM IST
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.
The presence of nicotine in the cigarettes raises the blood pressure, which can have a detrimental effect on the heart’s oxygen balance.(Shutterstock)
The presence of nicotine in the cigarettes raises the blood pressure, which can have a detrimental effect on the heart’s oxygen balance.(Shutterstock)

Smoking damages your heart, leads to high blood pressure, infertility

Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2018 02:56 PM IST
Ahead of World No Tobacco Day (May 31), doctors say that smoking not only affects your lungs, but also causes a number of other health problems. Read on to know why you should quit.
A study published in The Lancet medical journal in April 2017 says the percentage of people using tobacco every day has dropped in 25 years.(Shutterstock)
A study published in The Lancet medical journal in April 2017 says the percentage of people using tobacco every day has dropped in 25 years.(Shutterstock)

World No Tobacco Day 2018, 10 people die every minute due to smoking globally

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse, Paris
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2018 02:18 PM IST
About 80% of the world’s smokers live in low- and middle-income countries and 226 million of them are considered poor.
The video shows what 1 pack per day of cigarette for 20 years can do to your lungs.(Shutterstock)
The video shows what 1 pack per day of cigarette for 20 years can do to your lungs.(Shutterstock)

Smoker vs non-smoker viral video will make you quit cigarettes for good

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2018 03:49 PM IST
If you are a smoker, you need to see this. A Facebook video, which shows the difference between a cancer-ridden lung and a healthy one, will motivate you to kick the butt ASAP.
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