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Paan, Tobacco Banned Inside Jagannath Temple In Odisha's Puri

Friday, August 2, 2019, 8:44 AM

The ban on betel leaves and tobacco products, including gutka, inside the Jagannath temple in Puri came into effect on Thursday. As per the new rule, a devotee found with any of these prohibited items inside the premises of the 12th-century shrine in Odisha will have to pay Rs. 500 as a penalty, Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) chief administrator P K Mohapatra said.
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New e-cigarettes cut exposure to carcinogens, reveals study

Sunday, February 24, 2019, 2:13 PM

A study by JUUL Labs, an electronic cigarette company, and presented before Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco 2019 annual meeting in San Francisco has found that some advanced e-cigarettes reduce the exposure to carcinogens. Specifically, study found that electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) reduce harmful exposure to addictive nicotine and chemicals known to cause cancer, and present a safe alternative to smoking.
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Cigarette packets yet to have govt's new warning

Monday, October 29, 2018, 10:59 AM

The Central govt's notification that packs of all tobacco products must carry its new-warning, a scarier image & messaging and a toll-free number for help in quitting, has gone up in smoke in the Capital! A Mail Today reality check at scores of shops across the city revealed that the order, effective in letter from September-1, has not been enforced in the past-two-months.