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Govt ban on E-Cigarettes: Amid mixed reactions, Industry body calls it...

As the union government finally bans E-cigarettes, the industry body representing its manufacturers and distributors says a safer alternative to smoking is sought to be banned while the more dangerous product will continue to be sold..................

Experts disagree with ICMR recommendations on ENDS

Over 62 specialists in nicotine, science, policy, and medicine urge Indian Council for Medical Research to reconsider its recommendations on Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems...................

Every 3rd person of 15 to 50 age-group addicted to smoking...

According to the latest ‘Understanding Smoking Attitudes in Youth (USAT)’, survey, one-third of the Delhi NCR population between the age group of 15 to 50 years are addicted to smoking and more than 50% of these smokers are in between the age group of 20 to 30 years....................

Experts at the 6th Global Forum on Nicotine underline the need...

At a time when India looks at banning e-cigarettes, a viable choice for smokers all over India, experts at GFN highlighted that ‘Quit or die’ is no longer the only option for those who cannot give up nicotine.....................

CAIT asks govt to regulate E-cigarettes, opposes blanket ban

The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), in a letter to the government, opposed the ban on Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) in India while stressing on the need for regulations with respect to the distribution, sale, trade, and manufacturing............

With focus on lung health, global researchers resolve to improve ‘quit...

New health, science, and technology grants will allow 100+ researchers to explore smoking cessation and harm-reduction innovation...............

Combating the smoking menace with nicotine replacement therapy

Nicotine replacement therapy acts as a staunch support system to a person’s willingness to quit smoking, writes Professor Jagannath, former State Consultant for Karnataka and an expert on National Tobacco Control Program...………...

‘The Alternatives’ calls health ministry’s ban on e-cigarettes as regressive

The body that supports the use of e-cigarettes as an alternative has stated that the health ministry's decision will deprive millions from using what it claims as safer alternatives and a tool for quitting smoking...……………...

Banning e-cigarettes could harm public health, claims CHRA

The Council for Harm Reduced Alternatives (CHRA) and Association of Vapers India (AVI) that are batting for e-cigarettes have stated that the banning e-cigarettes would deny the country’s 120 million smokers a lower-risk means of nicotine intake and cessation...……………..

Strict measures but no ban on alcoholism & smoking: health ministry

While the health ministry has listed the strict measures that would act as deterrents for public smoking and alcoholism, it has said that there are no action plan for any ban currently….................