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Oral cancer claims one life every six hours in India

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 11:24

One person dies every six hours due to oral cancer in the country, signalling an alarming rise in the incidence of the disease, according to a top orthodontist.

Nicotine gums too may cause cancer, shows study

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 17:00

Nicotine patches may have helped many to kick the butt, but these can be equally dangerous as smoking as nicotine itself is carcinogenic, a new study shows.

Brain activity explains why kicking the butt is hard for some

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 18:54

Researchers have identified an aspect of brain activity which may help explain why for some cigarette smokers, strategies to aid quitting work well, while for many others no method seems to work.

E-cigarettes may be able to help quit smoking

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 00:24

A new study by Dennis Nowak et al. has concluded that E-cigarettes are likely to terminate smoking and may just be able to lessen the risk of nicotine dependency in high-risk groups.

WHO urged to stop controlling and suppressing use of e-cigarettes

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 15:17

A letter signed by more than 50 researchers and public health specialists has urged the World Health Organization (WHO) to "resist the urge to control and suppress e-cigarettes".

Try solving puzzles to quit smoking

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 18:15

A new study has found that engaging in "self-expanding" can help with nicotine craving.

E-cigarettes now under scanner in US

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 16:34

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the US has laid out proposals to regulate tobacco products that include e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco and hookah tobacco.

Nicotine patches do not help pregnant smokers to kick the butt

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 13:46

Guidelines suggest adding nicotine replacement therapies (NRT) to behavioural smoking cessation support in pregnant smokers because of their excellent safety profile and proved effectiveness in other groups of smokers.

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