Unsafe storage of e-cigarettes could be deadly for kids

If you are using e-cigarettes, make sure to keep the liquid mixture of nicotine and other compounds away from the reach of children, new research suggests.

Youngsters believe hookahs, e-cigarettes safer than cigarettes

A new study has suggested that young adults under 25 believe hookah and e-cigarettes are safer than cigarettes, when compared to 25 to 34-year-olds.

Young adults think hookah, e-cigarettes safer than cigarettes

 Young adults under 25 are more likely to believe that hookah and e-cigarettes are safer than cigarettes, a new US study has found.

E-cigarette vapor can reduce cough reflex sensitivity

A new study has claimed that single use of an e-cigarette can diminish the sensitivity of cough reflex.

Nicotine changes marijuana's effect on brain

Although individuals who use marijuana plus tobacco have smaller a hippocampus, their memory function is greater.

E-cigarettes can trigger smoking in teens

While electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are generally assumed to be less harmful, new research has found that teenagers who use these cigarettes are more likely to smoke conventional cigarettes, cigars and hookahs over the next year compared with nonusers.

Funny video goes viral: He's got skills, what are you going to do about it?
Funny video goes viral: He's got skills, what are you going to do about it?

Showcasing a compilation of some of his ultimate skills, comedian Joe Charman has uploaded a video on YouTube which has went viral.

E-cigarettes may be as addictive as traditional ones

 E-cigarettes may be as addictive as traditional ones as they contain nicotine in the most addictive form, researchers say.

Researches claim low nicotine cigarettes may not curb smoking

The FDA might have thought that low nicotine content cigarettes might function as a measure to make cigarettes non-addictive but a recent study conducted on the same shows opposite results.

WHO urges governments to raise tobacco taxes to beat smoking

Too few governments make full use of tobacco taxes to dissuade people from smoking or help them to cut down and quit, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, recommending that at least 75 percent of the price of a pack of cigarettes should be tax.

Public smoking ban in Beijing comes into effect

Starting from today, public smoking in China's capital, Beijing is banned after the introduction of a new law.

Chandigarh bans sale of loose cigarettes

The Chandigarh Administration has imposed a ban on sale of loose cigarettes, and other tobacco products that do not carry specified health warnings on it.

Even single e-cigarette vapor exposure can diminish cough reflex sensitivity

A new study has demonstrated that just one exposure to vapor from electronic cigarettes dampens the cough reflex.

Chemicals used in flavouring e-cigarettes can be as harmful as cigarettes

A new study has examined that the components of electronic cigarettes are not regulated and standardized as compared to standard cigarettes and this is why they vary widely between products.

Govt to set up labs to test tobacco contents and emissions

Government will set up an apex tobacco research lab and four other regional labs to test the the contents and emissions of various tobacco products like cigarettes and bidis and set a limit to the toxic chemicals in them.

Cigar smoking not a safe alternative

If you thought smoking cigars is less harmful than smoking cigarettes, your are wrong. New research associates many of the same fatal conditions as cigarette smoking.

As manufacturers flock court, govt waits to enforce chewable tobacco ban

 Even as Delhi government revised its orders proscribing the sale of chewable tobacco products, the high court's decision on a plea filed by another company has come as a blow to the officials who are now worried how they should go about implementing the ban.

Smokers vastly underestimate harm of smoking few cigarettes a day

Researchers have revealed that smokers still vastly underestimate the harm of smoking a few cigarettes every day.

Smokers still think a few cigarettes are safe

Although most people know that smoking is a risk factor for developing several cancers, many still wrongly believe that smoking less is safe, says a new study.

FDA panel wary of dropping warnings from tobacco pouch

Government health advisers have serious reservations about a proposal by Swedish Match to market its smokeless tobacco pouches as less harmful than cigarettes and other tobacco products.