Monthly Archives: August 2012

Films that have smoking scenes to start with 20-second disclaimer

MUMBAI: The information and broadcasting (I&B) ministry has made its mandatory for films that have smoking scenes to start with a 20-second disclaimer, a move that has not gone down well with a section of film-makers. According to a circular…

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Safety of electronic cigarettes questioned

Electronic cigarettes could be unsafe and lead to long-term health problems, ministers have admitted. They are considering toughening-up the law by ensuring the devices undergo strict checks before being put on sale. Around 650,000 smokers are thought to be using…

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A great piece by Bill Jamieson on the Ineffectiveness of NRT

By BILL JAMIESON Published on Thursday 2 August 2012 00:00 RECENTLY published research suggests that nicotine-based drugs may be harming many smokers chances of giving up the weed, writes Bill Jamieson IT IS 23 days and counting, or, by the…

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