Tobacco

Tamil Nadu to ban e-cigarette

16 : Tamil Nadu is planning to ban electronic cigarettes, battery-operated inhalers that emit doses of vaporised nicotine, state Health Minister Vijaya Baskar told the assembly. An electronic cigarette or e-cigarette is a handheld electronic device that simulates the feeling of tobacco smoking. It works by heating a liquid to generate an aerosol, commonly called a “vapor”, that the user inhales.

World No Tobacco Day observed on 31 May

World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed around the world every year on 31 May. It is intended to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption around the globe. The World Health Organisation(WHO) has designated 31st May of each year as the World No Tobacco Day. The theme for 2018 is “Tobacco and heart disease”.