Tips to quit smoking

January 12, 2020 14:59 pm

To get motivated, you need a powerful, personal reason to quit. It may be to protect your family from secondhand smoke. Or lower your chance of getting lung cancer, heart disease, or other conditions. Choose a reason that is strong enough to outweigh the urge to light up.

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KATHMANDU, Oct 8: Over 7 million people die every year due to tobacco consumption. According to data posted by World Health Organization  on its official Twitter over 12 percent of deaths of all people aged over 30 are due to tobacco which comes around 7 million people every year globally.

KATHMANDU, May 31: May 31 is celebrated as World No Tobacco Day.

KATHMANDU, April 25: The drop in revenue from import of readymade garments, and tobacco products and its raw materials in the first eight months of current fiscal year, i.e. from mid-July 2017 to mid-February 2018, has left government officials worried.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: The Ministry of Health has launched the Tobacco Products Control Convention Strategy-2030 with the objective of reducing the tobacco consumption in the long term.

NEW YORK, Oct 29: Researchers have found that participating in a brief intervention delivered by their peers in community settings can help youth and adolescent to reduce smoking.

Tobacco import via Birgunj increases

August 13, 2017 09:08 am

BIRGUNJ, Aug 12: The import of tobacco via Birgunj border has increased by 68 percent in Fiscal Year 2016/17, in comparison with the previous fiscal year. According to the Birgunj Custom Office, 7, 803 tons of tobacco entered via Birgunj border in FY2016/17 while only 1,128 tons had entered in FY2015/16.

Tobacco imports on the rise

June 8, 2017 00:20 am

BIRGUNJ, June 8: Import of tobacco has increased by nearly 49 percent in the current fiscal year compared to figures of Fiscal Year 2015/16.

KATHMANDU, May 8: The government, in its bid to discourage the tobacco consumption, is coming up with a mandatory provision for giving a cent percent space to the health warning messages onto packets of tobacco products. Such provision will come into effect from 2018 AD.

KATHMANDU, March 14: The government has enforced the provision of acquiring a license to sell tobacco and tobacco products from Tuesday. With this, sale of tobacco products is allowed only from license-holding outlets.

KATHMANDU, Kathmandu, Feb 27: Though 21 months have already been over since the government announced the enforcement of the guideline for including pictorial elements and messages of health warning in the packaging and labeling of tobacco products , some tobacco industries are yet to abide by the guidelines.

A medical doctor and epidemiologist (MD-PhD) by training, Dr Carlos Dora, has a distinguished career in public health and environmental issues. At the World Health Organization (WHO), he is the coordinator of the unit ‘Interventions for Healthy Environments’ which is a part of the Department of Public Health and Environment.

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: To control and regulate the use of cigarettes and tobacco products, the government has introduced the provision of separate stores to sell cigarettes and tobacco products from March 14. A Cabinet decision on Thursday approved the proposal after five years of the Tobacco Product (Control and Regulatory) Act 2011.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: Minister for Urban Development, Arjun Narsingh KC has claimed that he has been framed into a disgrace in parliament. Minister KC is being criticized from various quarters after he was caught on camera while ‘spitting tobacco’ in parliament on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: Minister for Urban Development Arjun Narsingh KC was caught spitting tobacco out during the parliament meeting on Monday.