Crores of cigarette butts litter the city

The NGT had issued directives for cigarette butt disposal a year ago, but nothing has been done. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) still does not have a separate disposal system for cigarette butts, a year after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to lay down guidelines to do […]

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Farmers’ profits undercut by Big Tobacco

With the increase in labour, fertilizers and other costs, farmers incur losses as they fail to get good prices.  Mysuru: Tobacco farmers incur losses each year during the auction that takes place between September and March, as they don’t get good prices for what they grow.  Farmers contend that corporations in the auction quote very […]

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No warning signs on cigarette packs; a visual treat for smokers

Smokers and sellers take surprisingly bold risks by trading illegal cigarettes in the city. By Apoorva GS You take a pack of cigarettes, you look at the pictorial health warning, you roll it over and you see the same warning again. With utter disgust, you pick one cigarette and you keep the pack away from […]

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Is Hookah More Harmful than Cigarette?

A Journal by the American Heart Association (AHA) declares that hookah users inhale high amounts of toxic chemicals that are risky for heart and blood vessels BY SA GAYATRI Bangalore, March 19, 2019 Is hookah better because the smoke is filtered through water? In reality and according to the Denver Public health Organization, “smoke cannot […]

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