E-cigarettes less likely to encourage teens to smoke

A new study has demonstrated that lot of teenagers give it a try to smoke try e-cigarettes, however, only few become regular users.

PM asks for larger pictorial warnings on tobacco products

With the BJP-led NDA government receiving flak from all quarters, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked the Health Ministry to increase the size of pictorial warnings on tobacco product packets to 60 percent.

Smoking makes superbugs more aggressive: Study

MRSA, an antibiotic-resistant superbug, becomes even more resistant to killing by the immune system when exposed to cigarette smoke, a new study has warned.

Hookah as harmful as cigarette

Hookah is less harmful than cigarette is a popular misconception that may have serious ramifications for the youth, warns a new study.

E-cigarette ads make one desire tobacco

Watching e-cigarette television advertisements can make people crave for tobacco, regardless of whether they did or did not smoke before.

British MPs clear plain packaging for cigarettes

British MPs have voted in favour of introducing standardised packaging for cigarettes in the UK to prevent people from taking up smoking, drawing immediate threats of legal action from the country's tobacco industry.

Plain tobacco packaging 'reduces' smoking by a tenth

 A new study has revealed that plain tobacco packaging reduces "cigarette-seeking" response by almost ten percent.

Used to sell cigarettes: Arsene Wenger
Used to sell cigarettes: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed he was a cigarette seller in his younger days.

How to make festive season smoke-free one

 A Health Organization has recently suggested some tips to make this season a smoke-free one.

College students unaware about hookah risks: Study

College students consider hookah smoking safer than smoking cigarettes as they lack awareness about the risks associated with the former, says a US-based study.

Special: Is Delhi turning into a 'drug capital'?

Zee Media's special report 'Operation dum maro dum' reveals the present deteriorating situation of Delhi which has become a transit point for drug mafias.

Amanda Bynes in dire need of help?
Amanda Bynes in dire need of help?

Actress Amanda Bynes, whose strange behaviour has raised concern, was spotted puffing a cigarette on the streets of New York. People close to her feel the situation is dire.

Leonard Cohen to celebrate 80th b'day by smoking again
Leonard Cohen to celebrate 80th b'day by smoking again

Veteran singer Leonard Cohen has vowed to celebrate his 80th birthday by lighting up a cigarette again.

Used-cigarette butts to power your computer!

Scientists have converted used-cigarette butts into a high-performing material that could be integrated into computers, handheld devices, electrical vehicles and wind turbines to store energy.

Even `third-hand` smoke kills

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

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.

Bigger cigarette warning labels could stop millions from smoking

A new study suggests that smokers pay attention to the health warning about smoking when they see bigger text warning on cigarette packs.

Impose at least 50% VAT on tobacco products: Harsh Vardhan to states

In his bid to discourage smoking among youths, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has urged states and Union Territories to impose VAT of at least 50 per cent on all tobacco products to "make them less affordable".

Post 40, Cameron Diaz feels fearless

Actress Cameron Diaz says she doesn`t seem to stress as much now that she`s in her forties.

Health Minister writes to Arun Jaitley, asks him to hike taxes on tobacco products

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has written to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday asking him to increase the taxes on cigarette and tobacco-related products.