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Regulate-cigarettes to protect health

Regulate-cigarettes to protect health

IN recent years the electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) industry has been rapidly expanding, evolving from just one manufacturer in 2005 to a $3 billion global business with 466 brands. Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), of which e-cigarettes are the most common prototype, are battery-powered devices that use electricity to aerosolise a nicotine containing fluid for inhalation. We know that nicotine is addictive and is not harmless. But as ENDS are not made from tobacco leaves, they have largely escaped any regulation. The rapid global growth of ENDS represents an...

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Tobacco Takes Over

Tobacco Takes Over

Whether you are sitting at a tea stall or walking through a village the presence of tobacco is palpable. Tobacco stacks are piled up in houses, shops and even in filling stations. It is peak time for harvesting and selling tobacco in Lalmonirhat. Although tobacco cultivation began decades back, in recent years it has...

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