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More than 40 million across the globe begin using tobacco between ages 13 and 15: WHO

Even during a global pandemic, the tobacco and nicotine industry is pushing its products, the WHO said, adding that these addictive substances limit people's ability to fight coronavirus

Published on 31st May 2020
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Cigarettes, food wrappers among most common ocean pollutants: Study

The analysis revealed that most common items on the ocean are fishing line, plastic, metal cans, plastic beverage bottles, glass bottles, food wrappers, rope, plastic bags and construction waste 

Published on 6th May 2020
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Average age in which teens start using drugs rise, finds study

Those who reported using heroin or cocaine for the first time had an average age of just over 17 in 2004, which had risen to about 18 for heroin and close to 19 for cocaine by 2017

Published on 3rd March 2020
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Now, students must sign an affidavit that they won't smoke, drink if they want to study in Calicut University

The students will now have to submit an additional affidavit saying that they will not consume alcohol or smoke inside the campus

Published on 2nd March 2020
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Mascots in alcohol advertisements can attract teens to drinking, new study reveals

Youth are particularly vulnerable to the influence of advertising due to their potential for forming brand loyalties at an early age, limited skepticism, and high use of social media, researchers said

Published on 24th February 2020
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Should colleges offer ‘hangover leaves’? Why it might or might not be probable

Char­i­ties, in­clud­ing Al­co­hol Change UK and Drinkaware say this prac­tice could en­cour­age binge drink­ing among em­ploy­ees who don’t have to worry about get­ting up for work the next day

Published on 27th January 2020
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Notices served on shops found selling tobacco products near schools

Though the government banned the sale of intoxicants within 100 metres of educational institutions, several shops continue to flout the rule by selling paan and cigarettes near schools

Published on 3rd December 2019
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Tobacco addiction on the rise among Coimbatore students, teachers ask Edu dept for solution

After several cases of consumption of alcohol, tobacco and gutka in the class, teachers have approached the Education department to take concrete measures

Published on 8th November 2019
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Vape-ban is just to increase ITC stock prices, not for healthy India: Why vapers think e-cigarette ban is a bad idea

Hundreds of vapers, harm reduction advocates, medical professionals and members of the legal fraternity came together on Saturday to oppose the government’s decision to ban e-cigarettes and vaping

Published on 28th September 2019
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E-cigarette ban to quell new nicotine addictions

The government took the ordinance route to ban electronic cigarettes so that their usage didn't acquire epidemic proportions, especially among the children, adolescent and youth

Published on 28th September 2019
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After e-cigarettes, now ban all tobacco products, says Congress student wing NSUI in Goa

The Union government on September 8 banned the production, import and sale of e-cigarettes and similar products, citing health risk to people, especially youth

Published on 20th September 2019
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Dear Indian government, your ban on e-cigarettes will be the death of me. Thank you

The government banned e-cigarettes on September 18 and said that it was done to deter people, mostly millennials, from getting hooked to a new addiction

Published on 20th September 2019
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New review suggests normal use of electronic cigarettes is unlikely to raise significant health concerns  

A new article contends that there is growing evidence showing that electronic cigarette (EC) emission aerosols are relatively safe comparitively

Published on 13th August 2019
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Even exposure to smoker's fingers can cause respiratory problems in children: Study

According to a study published in the journal Tobacco Use Insights, not smoking around children does not prevent exposure to nicotine

Published on 10th February 2019
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From now, school kids in Kerala to have lessons on drugs in their textbooks

A meeting of the curriculum steering committee was held recently and a meeting of various stakeholders is expected to be held on December 18 and 19

Published on 11th December 2018

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