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Nearly 80% of the surveyed doctors in India incorrectly believe nicotine...

A key finding of the study is that nearly 80% of the 619 healthcare practitioners surveyed from around the country incorrectly believe that it is the nicotine in tobacco products that causes cancer........................

Is Snus a reduced-risk alternative for public health?

There is a need to innovate in tobacco harm reduction through reduced-risk products like Snus, argues Nilesh Jain, Director of Harm Reduction Research and Innovation Center......................

Large graphical health warnings on tobacco packets more effective: study

A new study has shown that large health warnings on tobacco packets with plain packaging can be highly effective in conveying ill effects of tobacco to people...................

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...................

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.....................

ICMR calls for ban on e-cigarettes

A complete ban on e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) has been recommended by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) citing currently available scientific evidence................

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...............

Air pollution killing more people than tobacco: study

The burden due to air pollution includes 6.7 lakh deaths due to outdoor particulate matter (PM) air pollution and 4.8 lakh deaths due to household air pollution, says the study published in medical journal Lancet Planetary Health...…………..

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….................

More than half smokers in India have tried to quit unsuccessfully,...

More than 104 million people in India alone continue to imperil their health by using combusted tobacco every day...............