Smoking sheesha inside Ramadan tents can be up to 200 times more harmful than smoking a cigarette outside, an expert has warned.
A one-hour sheesha session can be equal to smoking 100 to 200 cigarettes - with the effect compounded
Non-smoking is becoming the new norm worldwide, according to the new online WHO Global Report on Trends in Tobacco Smoking, launched today during the 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) which will run till March 21.
India is considering a ban on electronic cigarettes over the risks to public health that they may cause, a senior Health Ministry official told Reuters.
The World Health Organization (WHO) in August called for stiff regulation of
The World Health Organization (WHO) stepped up its war on "Big Tobacco" on Tuesday, calling for stiff regulation of electronic cigarettes as well as bans on indoor use, advertising and sales to minors.
In a long-awaited
Dubai Municipality has launched a campaign to prohibit and control the use of tobacco in public place for the public interest, said a report.
The municipality has called on all members of the community and concerned par tines to c
All of Bahrain's hotels will be legally allowed to serve sheesha year-round from next month if rules relating to the traditional tobacco pipe are relaxed, a report said.
By law sheesha is only allowed to be served at hotels in
Smoking bank in public places has helped to cut premature births by 10 per cent, according to new research from the United States and Europe.
A study in The Lancet medical journal found that while the impact of anti-smoking laws v
Exposure to second-hand smoke in childhood causes irreversible damage to children's arteries - increasing their risk of heart attacks or strokes when they grow up, according to a large international study published on Wednesday.
Trebling tobacco tax globally would cut smoking by a third and prevent 200 million premature deaths this century from lung cancer and other diseases, researchers said.
In a review in the New England Journal of Medicine, scientists
Hotels across Bahrain could soon be allowed to serve sheesha throughout the year in a bid to boost business, a report said.
By law they are only allowed to serve the popular tobacco pipe during Ramadan, although authorities have f