Carcinogens

What is Aspartame?

Aspartame, one of the world’s most common artificial sweeteners, has been the subject of various debates and controversies. Recently, the cancer research arm of the World Health Organization (WHO), known as the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), made ..

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Tobacco Board of India receives Golden Leaf Award

On 14 Nov, Tobacco Board of India has been awarded the 2019 Golden Leaf Award event in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The award was given in the Impressive Public Service Initiative category for its efforts to initiate various sustainability (green) initiatives in ..

Rajasthan becomes India’s third state to ban certain categories of pan masala

Under the Food Safety Act of 2006, the Rajasthan government has recently announced a ban on paan masala containing magnesium carbonate, nicotine, tobacco, mineral oil and flavoured ‘supari’ in the state to reduce addiction among the youth. With this, Rajasthan ..

India to Ban E-Cigarette

The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the proposal to ban the production, import and sale of e-cigarettes and similar products. An ordinance to that effect would be passed by the Union Government soon. Banning of ..

Rajouri district administration launchs ‘Operation Khumaar’ to make 312 panchayats tobacco-free

In Jammu and Kashmir, the district administration of Rajouri has been launched a campaign called “Operation Khumaar” to make 312 panchayats tobacco-free. The programme is run by the district administration to make panchayats free from tobacco and tobacco-based products. Under ..

Rajasthan government bans Ads & sale of e-cigarettes

On the occasion of 2019 World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) on May 31, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has banned production, distribution, advertisement and sale of Electronic-cigarette in the state. The decision will be an important step to curb addiction ..