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Indian film-goers exposed to 14 billion images of Tobacco use

Indian cinema-goers are exposed to 14 billion images of tobacco use in Bollywood films each year, says a study, calling for measures to deal with this exposure. The study, undertaken by Delhi-based NGO HRIDAY in collaboration with Imperial College London, involved content analysis of 44 top grossing Bollywood films screened between 2006 and 2008. The

Saif Ali Khan draws ire of anti-tobacco group

An anti-tobacco organisation here Thursday demanded that Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan should be punished for violating the country’s anti-smoking laws in promoting his latest film “Go Goa Gone”. Shekhar Salkar, general secretary of National Organisation for Tobacco Eradication (NOTE)-India, registered a complaint with the North Goa district collector and deputy inspector general of police,

Healthy lifestyle lowers mid-age cardiac risk

Washington: Maintaining a healthy lifestyle from your 20s into your 40s may spell lower cardiovascular risk in mid-age, says a new study. “The problem is few adults can maintain ideal cardiovascular health factors as they age,” said Kiang Liu, study co-author and professor of preventive medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. “Many

Lifestyle factors behind most cancers

Sydney: Lifestyle factors, not exposure to chemicals in food and consumer products, are the most significant causes of cancer, according to the latest evidence. Bernard Stewart, professor of oncology at the University of New South Wales, said: “Measures known to prevent cancer include smoking cessation, reducing alcohol intake, curbing obesity and avoiding deliberate sun exposure.”

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