tobacco

Tobacco giants cry foul after hard-line UN treaty

Big tobacco companies yesterday moved to counter the hard line taken by a global tobacco control treaty, including its decision that new "vaping" products should face the same...

March 29, 2016
March 29, 2016

Losing fish to tobacco

As the nation's and possibly South Asia's major natural breeding ground for carp fishes like ruhi, katol and mrigal (Indian carp) from where fishermen collect spawns, the 98-kilometre...

February 6, 2016
February 6, 2016

Do e-cigarettes make it harder to stop smoking?

People trying to give up smoking often use e-cigarettes to help wean themselves off tobacco.

June 4, 2015
June 4, 2015

Smokers to pay more

Cigarette prices are set to go up as the finance minister proposes some tax measures aimed at reducing the use of tobacco and maximising revenue collection from the sector.

June 2, 2015
June 2, 2015

Tobacco firms fined billions in Canadian court ruling

A Canadian court orders three tobacco companies to pay C$15.5bn (£8bn; $12bn) - the largest award for damages in the country's history.

May 31, 2015
May 31, 2015

All types of smoking dangerous for the heart: European Society of Cardiology

Electronic cigarettes, hookahs and waterpipes are just as bad for you as traditional cigarettes, warns the European Society of Cardiology.

March 19, 2015
March 19, 2015

Industry makes $7,000 for each tobacco death: health campaigners

The tobacco industry makes $7,000 for each of the more than 6 million people who die each year from smoking-related illness, the health campaign said group World Lung Foundation (WLF)