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WHO urges stiff regulatory curbs on e-cigarettes

Aug 27, 2014 at 11:39 | Source: IBNLive

London: The World Health Organization (WHO) called for stiff regulation of electronic cigarettes as well as bans on indoor use, advertising and sales to minors, in the latest bid to control the booming new market. In a long-awaited report that will b...

WHO urges stiff regulatory curbs on e-cigarettes

Aug 27, 2014 at 02:15 | Source: FirstPost

GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) called for stiff regulation of electronic cigarettes as well as bans on indoor use, advertising and sales to minors, in the latest bid to control the booming new market.In a long-awaited r...

World Health Organization Calls for Tougher Rules on E-Cigarettes

Aug 26, 2014 at 23:09 | Source: Wall Street Journal

The World Health Organization on Tuesday called for tougher restrictions on electronic cigarettes, including curbs on advertising, indoor use and such flavors as fruit and candy. The United Nations agency also voiced "grave concern"...

E-cigarettes must be subject to same rules as regular cigarettes: US heart assn

Aug 25, 2014 at 10:25 | Source: FirstPost

Washington:E-cigarettes should be subject to the same regulations as cigarettes and should not be sold to minors, the American Heart Association (AHA) said in new policy guidelines out Monday.The use of e-cigarettes, which are electrical devices that...

Thousands march in New York City to protest police chokehold death

Aug 23, 2014 at 23:45 | Source: FirstPost

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Reverend Al Sharpton led thousands of chanting but peaceful activists in a march across Staten Island on Saturday to protest the death of Eric Garner, who died after New York City police put him in a banned chokehold last mon...

Boko Haram seize control of another town in northeast Nigeria

Aug 22, 2014 at 08:18 | Source: FirstPost

Kano (Nigeria): Boko Haram has seized control of a town in northeastern Nigeria, the latest to fall into Islamist hands in the crisis-hit region and an indication of the group's increasing territorial ambitions.The seizure of towns suggests a signifi...

How racial strife in US has overshadowed perils facing Patel store owners

Aug 19, 2014 at 11:27 | Source: FirstPost

Theshooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown and the subsequent crackdown on protests in Ferguson, Missouri, have triggered afresh debateonracism in America. But languishing amid the din is Andy Patel, owner of the convenience store that Brown is allege...

Post tax hike on cigarettes, tougher anti-tobacco law in the offing

Aug 18, 2014 at 04:52 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: The Narendra Modiled NDA government has virtually declared war on tobacco. After raising taxes on cigarettes and calling for a countrywide ban on sale of tobacco products, the Centre is now planning to introduce tougher provisions under la...

Can you hear the change? 67 years of #FreeIndia in five minutes

Aug 15, 2014 at 14:11 | Source: FirstPost

Click here to download the trackA lot has changed in India since 1947. Meals our grandmothers made from scratch can be microwaved in minutes. Our heroes pose in the buff on film posters. We read different kinds of books - more Half Girlfriend than Ma...

From DD to Phantom ciggies: Twitter's favourite memories growing up in #FreeIndia

Aug 15, 2014 at 13:40 | Source: FirstPost

It seems nostalgia is the theme of the day today. On the eve of our 68th Independence day, we asked everyone (and ourselves) a simple question: Name three things that define growing up in #FreeIndia. And we were flooded with responses--most of them, ...

Ferguson shooting: An Indian American mother worries for her son

Aug 14, 2014 at 15:14 | Source: FirstPost

By Sonia ChopraI had a familiar feeling --- a weight in my stomach, nausea rising to my throat --- as I heard the news of another black unarmed teenager shot dead in a small town in Missouri recently.Michael Brown, 18, was only a few days away from s...

SC issues notice on plea calling for complete ban on cigarettes

Aug 14, 2014 at 13:29 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi:The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice on a PIL seeking a complete ban on the production of cigarettes and other tobacco products across the country. An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha said it was for the lawmakers to...

After Ferguson shooting, an Indian American mother worries for her son

Aug 14, 2014 at 13:08 | Source: FirstPost

By Sonia ChopraI had a familiar feeling --- a weight in my stomach, nausea rising to my throat --- as I heard the news of another black unarmed teenager shot dead in a small town in Missouri recently.Michael Brown, 18, was only a few days away from s...

HC rejects PIL against Dhanush-starrer 'Velaiyilla Pattathari'

Aug 14, 2014 at 10:52 | Source: FirstPost

Chennai: The Madras High Court today refused to entertain a PIL against Tamil film "Velaiyilla Pattathari" stating that "every citizen cannot become a super Censor Board or a super authority in the form of petitioning the court.The Fir...

Phillip Morris prepared to sue UK over plain cigarette packaging

Aug 12, 2014 at 22:47 | Source: BBC

Tobacco giant Phillip Morris has said it is prepared to sue the UK government should it implement a law mandating plain packaging for cigarettes. The law proposes that cigarettes be sold with graphic health warnings and no branding. The Marlboro-make...

Can the tobacco industry shed its 'toxic brand'?

Aug 12, 2014 at 22:47 | Source: BBC

The UK tobacco industry has made billions of pounds and killed millions of people over the years but it is increasingly seeking to diversify by switching to e-cigarettes, which although addictive are less harmful. Each year, more than six million cus...

Delhiites to get free ride on DTC buses for 4 hours on Independence Day

Aug 10, 2014 at 13:55 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Delhiites will get a free ride on all Delhi Transport Corporation buses from 6 AM to 10 AM across the national capital on this Independence Day. Also, for the first time, around 10,000 seats will be available for general public at the hist...

Anbumani Ramadoss was the first minister to use Tamil in Lok Sabha: PMK

Aug 09, 2014 at 16:35 | Source: Economic Times

CHENNAI: PMK, an ally of NDA, today welcomed a BJP Minister's reply in Tamil to a question in Parliament, but claimed its leader Anbumani Ramadoss was the first Union Minister in recent years to have used the regional language. A day after Union Min...

10,000 seats for public at Red Fort in a first for PM Narendra Modi's maiden Independence Day address

Aug 08, 2014 at 22:20 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: In a first, around 10,000 members of the general public will be present at the historic Red Fort to witness Prime Minister Narendra Modi deliver his maiden Independence Day address to the nation. And, in more joy for the public, Delhi Tran...

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan urges states to ban gutka, zarda, khaini

Aug 08, 2014 at 10:05 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: After pressing for an increase in the tax on cigarettes in the Union Budget, health minister Harsh Vardhan has now urged the chief ministers of about 20 states to ban all forms of chewing tobacco, including gutka, zarda, khaini. A handful...

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