40% women lung cancer patients in Goa non-smokers, likely victims of passive smoking

Almost 40% of women in Goa who have lung cancer do not smoke themselves, which means it is likely that they are victims of `passive smoking’, an anti-tobacco NGO has said. The National Organisation for Tobacco Eradication (NOTE) said yesterday that there has been a rise in the number of women in the state who smoke. The overall percentage of smokers in the state’s population has dwindled in the last three decades, it said. NOTE India president Dr Shekhar Salkar told reporters that almost 40% of the women diagnosed with…

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Goa, Dubai Among Indian Travellers’ Favourite Short Haul Spots: Report

Dubai is among the most searched overseas destinations for Indian travellers, according to a report by Hotels.com. Mumbai: With six long weekends and three extended weekends in 2016, Goa and Dubai have become the most searched destinations for Indians, according to a report by travel portal Hotels.com. “This year is proving to be a splendid year for travellers with 6 long weekends to go, in which Goa, New Delhi and Mumbai have become the most searched domestic destinations for Indians, while Dubai, Bangkok and Singapore are the top three among…

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