Fresh hope of eradicating chewing tobacco menace

With the Union Health Ministry categorising pan masala and gutka as banned food products because they contain tobacco, there is fresh hope among cancer specialists and public health officials that incidence of cancer caused by these items will come down. Almost a year ago, the city witnessed an intensive drive by public health department officials […]

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Recent studies show smoking ban may be having effect on health

CHILLICOTHE — Smoking has long been an enemy of public health, and a collection of new reports shows why. In November 2006, voters passed the Smoke-Free Workplace Act, enforcement of which began in May 2007. That data shows visits to emergency rooms and urgent care...

St. Charles tobacco shop can keep indoor lounge

In the last week, cigars at the indoor cigar smoking lounge at the Bear & Bull tobacco shop in St. Charles have probably been lit for a taste test as well as a triumph. A Kane County judge recently ruled the shop was not in...

TOOTHPASTES COME WITH NICOTINE FIX

Govt lab raises red flag on nicotine level of popular brands BEWARE! Your favourite toothpaste could be laced with cancer- causing nicotine. Astudy by the Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research ( DIPSAR) has found that many of the toothpaste manufacturers are adulterating toothpastes...

The Most Smoker-Filled States

NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Smoking in the U.S. is on the decline. According to the latest datareleased by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 19.3% of Americans 18 or older smoked cigarettes last year, a decline from 20.9% five years earlier. But not all states...

Boston proposes new restrictions on e-cigarettes, other tobacco products

The Boston Public Health Commission this afternoon unanimously approved proposed rules that would crack down on the sale of electronic cigarettes, popularly known as e-cigarettes, regulating them like actual cigarettes. The battery-powered products, which usually look like cigarettes, deliver nicotine in the form of vapor...

Tobacco bonds to rescue Minnesota, for now

The budget deal that ended a government shutdown in Minnesota this week leans heavily on a strategy that critics deride as a gimmick but supporters view as a lifeline: tapping into money the state expected to get from a legal settlement with tobacco companies. Underneath...

Clean air rule targets smoke from hookahs

SALT LAKE CITY — Starting Monday, the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act rule will include provisions to protect people from tobacco smoke from a hookah. The new language, according to the Utah Department of Health, will be in line with the intent of the Utah...