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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.

Even `third-hand` smoke kills

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 19:26

Have you finally amended your habits and stopped smoking inside the house to protect your kids from exposure to second-hand smoke? That may not be good enough!

Smokers at higher suicide risk: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 15:07

Irrespective of whether they are suffering from psychiatric disorders or not, cigarette smokers are more likely to commit suicide than people who do not smoke, a study shows.

World`s leading lung organizations want to ban or restrict e- cigarettes use

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 12:10

A position statement on electronic cigarettes has been released by the experts from the world`s leading lung organizations to ban or restrict their use until their health impacts are better known.

Healthy lifestyle can help you stay 10 years younger

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 11:43

An individual who smokes, drinks a lot, is physically inactive and has an unhealthy diet has 2.5 fold higher mortality risk than someone who leads a healthy lifestyle, new research says.

Ban cigarettes sale in defence canteens: Harsh Vardhan

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 16:18

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has written to Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, urging him to ban sale of cigarettes in defence canteens.

Hookah next big threat for US youth: Study

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 17:30

While cigarette use is on the decline among US youth, an alarming number of high school students are turning to hookahs, cigars and smokeless tobacco products, researchers warned.

Tax tobacco heavily to check addiction: Experts

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 08:54

Taking a cue from Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, oral health experts here urged Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to levy high taxes on tobacco products to curb the youth from getting addicted to smoking or chewing tobacco.

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