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Fan seeks advice on how to quit smoking, SRK replies

20 Apr 2020

Fan seeks advice on how to quit smoking, SRK replies

On Monday, Shah Rukh Khan admittedly didn't have much to do, so he decided to host a Q&A session on Twitter.

How to get rid of chapped lips in winters

29 Dec 2019

How to get rid of chapped lips in winters

The skin on the lips is thinner and relatively more delicate, which makes it prone to conditions like dryness, cracking, and peeling.

Delhi, Mumbai among world's top 10 highest consumers of weed

13 Sep 2019

Delhi, Mumbai among world's top 10 highest consumers of weed

Smoking weed may be illegal in India, but apparently that's not stopping pot-smokers from getting turnt.

Why India is blocking JUUL, the popular fruity-flavored nicotine vape

30 Aug 2019

Why India is blocking JUUL, the popular fruity-flavored nicotine vape

Recently, India's Health Ministry proposed a ban on the production and import of electronic cigarettes, citing health hazards.

'TKSS' actor Sumona Chakravarti shares her struggle to quit smoking

25 Jul 2019

'TKSS' actor Sumona Chakravarti shares her struggle to quit smoking

Sumona Chakravarti, who plays Bhoori, Titli Yadav's (Bharti Singh) sister on The Kapil Sharma Show, recently admitted that she was once a smoking addict.

#HealthBytes: Six foods that will naturally detox your lungs

18 Jun 2019

#HealthBytes: Six foods that will naturally detox your lungs

Smoking kills!

#HealthBytes: Top 5 food-items that can help you quit smoking

12 May 2019

#HealthBytes: Top 5 food-items that can help you quit smoking

One of the worst addictions humankind suffers from, smoking is awfully bad for your mental and physical well-being. It can lead to life-threatening respiratory issues, cause strokes, and even dreadful cancers.

#HealthBytes: Top 5 food-items that can help you quit smoking

11 May 2019

#HealthBytes: Top 5 food-items that can help you quit smoking

One of the worst addictions humankind suffers from, smoking is awfully bad for your mental and physical well-being. It can lead to life-threatening respiratory issues, cause strokes, and even dreadful cancers.

#HealthBytes: Top 5 food-items that can help you quit smoking

25 Mar 2019

#HealthBytes: Top 5 food-items that can help you quit smoking

One of the worst addictions humankind suffers from, smoking is awfully bad for your mental and physical well-being. It can lead to life-threatening respiratory issues, cause strokes, and even dreadful cancers.

US: Hawaii may increase legal smoking age to 100

06 Feb 2019

US: Hawaii may increase legal smoking age to 100

Smokers in Hawaii, US might have to wait for a long time to take a puff, as a new bill has been introduced to raise the legal smoking age to 100 in the state.

Naga sadhus at Kumbh give up smoking 'chillum'. Here's why!

01 Feb 2019

Naga sadhus at Kumbh give up smoking 'chillum'. Here's why!

Many sadhus at the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj have taken a bold step to quit smoking chillums (clay pipes for smoking), one of their prized possessions, after yoga guru Ramdev asked them not to.

IndiGo plane makes emergency landing after smoke detected in cabin

11 Dec 2018

IndiGo plane makes emergency landing after smoke detected in cabin

In a terrifying incident, thick smoke spread inside the cabin of a Kolkata-bound IndiGo flight causing it to make an emergency landing.

Chinese driver throws cigarette butt out, sets truck on fire

01 Dec 2018

Chinese driver throws cigarette butt out, sets truck on fire

Driving a vehicle is not an easy job, especially with the innumerable number of accidents that occur every day.

#HealthBytes: 5 Yoga asanas that can help you quit smoking

08 Sep 2018

#HealthBytes: 5 Yoga asanas that can help you quit smoking

One of the worst addictions humankind suffers from, smoking is awfully bad for your mental and physical well-being. It can lead to life-threatening respiratory issues, cause strokes, and even dreadful cancers.

Blanket-ban on smoking in Bengaluru's bars, restaurants, pubs soon

30 Aug 2018

Blanket-ban on smoking in Bengaluru's bars, restaurants, pubs soon

Soon pubs, restaurants, caf├ęs and bars in Bengaluru will have a blanket ban on smoking, as per a Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) circular.

Nearly half of all adults in Assam consume tobacco: Survey

27 Aug 2018

Nearly half of all adults in Assam consume tobacco: Survey

Nearly 50% of all adults in Assam are tobacco users, according to a survey.

Now, cigarette, gutkha, khaini packets to carry 'quit-line' number

21 Aug 2018

Now, cigarette, gutkha, khaini packets to carry 'quit-line' number

From next month, packets of tobacco products will undergo changes in appearance: they will now carry a helpline number for those who want to quit the addiction, along with graphic images of diseased organs and rotting teeth.

Exposed to passive cigarette smoking since childhood? Not good!

20 Aug 2018

Exposed to passive cigarette smoking since childhood? Not good!

For those kids who grew up with parents who smoked, there's bad news in store.

Delhi govt health-official wins WHO award on tobacco control initiative

18 Aug 2018

Delhi govt health-official wins WHO award on tobacco control initiative

Delhi government's Additional Director of Health, SK Arora, has been awarded the WHO World No Tobacco Day 2017 Award for his extraordinary contribution towards tobacco control.

#HealthBytes: Here's why E-cigarettes are more harmful than you think

14 Aug 2018

#HealthBytes: Here's why E-cigarettes are more harmful than you think

In the past decade or so, E-cigarettes have taken the Western world by storm, in particular- the teenagers and young adults.

Actors smoking on-screen to convey anti-smoking message through short films

12 Aug 2018

Actors smoking on-screen to convey anti-smoking message through short films

The government is looking into suggestions by a panel that short films could be made to convey an anti-smoking message to viewers by the "same actor who is depicted as smoking on screen", Anurag Srivastava, the CEO of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), said.

Initiated steps to ban e-cigarettes: Delhi govt to HC

08 Aug 2018

Initiated steps to ban e-cigarettes: Delhi govt to HC

Delhi government has informed the Delhi HC that it has initiated steps to completely ban the production, sale, and supply of e-cigarettes.

#HealthBytes: Here's how you can help yourself quit smoking

09 Jul 2018

#HealthBytes: Here's how you can help yourself quit smoking

The ill-effects of smoking are known to most and need not be repeatedly iterated.

Daily yoga practice improves sperm quality: AIIMS study

10 Jun 2018

Daily yoga practice improves sperm quality: AIIMS study

A daily yoga routine significantly improves sperm quality, according to a study conducted by All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

Bihar: Government planning to ban 'khaini', tobacco-form everyone's addicted to

08 Jun 2018

Bihar: Government planning to ban 'khaini', tobacco-form everyone's addicted to

The Bihar government is planning to put a blanket ban on sale and purchase of khaini (a processed tobacco product). In the state, liquor was banned two years ago.

These 5 Android apps can help you quit smoking

01 Jun 2018

These 5 Android apps can help you quit smoking

A study published by the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World revealed that almost seven out of ten Indian smokers are aware of the negative consequences of smoking, but 53% still can't quit.

#WorldNoTobaccoDay: The (non-health) benefits of non-smoking

31 May 2018

#WorldNoTobaccoDay: The (non-health) benefits of non-smoking

"Smoking is bad" is universal knowledge. Cigarettes have nicotine, and the brain has 'nicotinic' receptors, which is why it is so easy to get addicted to cigarettes.

Quit Genius, the app that helps smokers quit, raised $2mn

23 May 2018

Quit Genius, the app that helps smokers quit, raised $2mn

Quit Genius, an app that helps users quit smoking and is backed by start-up incubator Y Combinator, has received an additional $1.1 million in seed funding, closing its seed round at a total of $2 million.

This video will definitely make you quit smoking

05 May 2018

This video will definitely make you quit smoking

Remember the advertisement showing how squeezing the lungs of smoker results in tar that can make one sick, very sick?

IIT-Delhi wants students to sign anti-drug undertakings, but seniors angry

10 Apr 2018

IIT-Delhi wants students to sign anti-drug undertakings, but seniors angry

Concerned about rising drug menace on campus, IIT-Delhi is making students sign undertakings that they won't consume tobacco, alcohol or any other drug in the premises.

Need help quitting? Cigarette packs to now have helpline number

06 Apr 2018

Need help quitting? Cigarette packs to now have helpline number

Along with a statutory warning that smoking causes cancer, cigarette packs will now have a helpline number to help addicts quit.

40% of Tripura's cancer patients are women, tobacco to blame

25 Mar 2018

40% of Tripura's cancer patients are women, tobacco to blame

Tripura Health Minister Sudip Roy Burman has asked people, especially women, of the state to change their lifestyle to prevent cancer.

This Indian start-up pays you for your used cigarette butts

24 Mar 2018

This Indian start-up pays you for your used cigarette butts

If you are a smoker, collecting used cigarette butts might make you some money.

Mahira Khan felt "violated" when her smoking pictures were leaked

24 Mar 2018

Mahira Khan felt "violated" when her smoking pictures were leaked

Pakistani actress Mahira Khan found herself in an unwanted controversy when her smoking pictures with Bollywood superstar Ranbir Kapoor were leaked on the Internet last year.

Study: Over 6.25 lakh Indian children smoke cigarettes daily

17 Mar 2018

Study: Over 6.25 lakh Indian children smoke cigarettes daily

According to a study by the American Cancer Society and US-based research firm Vital Strategies, over 6.25 lakh Indian children smoke cigarettes every day - a sign of a serious public health threat.

8,214 Delhiites fined in four days for public smoking

13 Jan 2018

8,214 Delhiites fined in four days for public smoking

Trying to curb cigarette smoking in public, Delhi Police has fined 8,214 offenders in just four days.

Parents in this Portugal village encourage children to smoke cigarettes

10 Jan 2018

Parents in this Portugal village encourage children to smoke cigarettes

It might shock many, but parents of the Portugal village Vale de Salgueiro encourage their children, even those as young as 5, to smoke cigarettes.

Top cigarette maker promises to quit production. But will it?

08 Jan 2018

Top cigarette maker promises to quit production. But will it?

How should you feel when the world's biggest tobacco company says it's quitting production?

No interim order on tobacco pictorial warning, hearing in January

22 Dec 2017

No interim order on tobacco pictorial warning, hearing in January

Several petitions had been filed against the Karnataka HC's recent order quashing mandatory pictorial warnings covering 85% of tobacco packs. It put the compulsory coverage at 40%.

HC: Reduce tobacco graphic warnings size from 85% to 40%

16 Dec 2017

HC: Reduce tobacco graphic warnings size from 85% to 40%

On 16th December, Karnataka High Court (HC) quashed the 2014 amendment rules that required graphic health warnings to cover 85% of packaging on tobacco products.