'E-cigarettes won't help cancer patients kick the butt'

E-cigarettes may do more harm than good to cancer patients as researchers have found that those using e-cigarettes (in addition to traditional cigarettes) are equally or less likely to quit smoking traditional cigarettes than non-users.

Smoking linked with schizophrenia

There is a close association between schizophrenia and increased rates of tobacco smoking.  

UN report on e-cigarettes is flawed, say critics

Health experts fearing a clampdown on e-cigarettes said today a UN report on the device had exaggerated their health risk and underplayed their role as a safe alternative to tobacco.

WHO urges stiff regulatory curbs on e-cigarettes

The World Health Organization (WHO) called for stiff regulation of electronic cigarettes as well as bans on indoor use, advertising and sales to minors, in the latest bid to control the booming new market.

Low nicotine cigarettes may reduce smoking addiction

Cigarettes with low levels of nicotine may reduce addiction in smokers without increasing exposure to toxic chemicals, says a study.

Oral cancer claims one life every six hours in India

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

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.

E-cigarettes may be able to help quit smoking

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

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".

World No Tobacco Day: Top scientists warn WHO not to stub out e-cigarettes

A group of 53 leading scientists has warned the World Health Organisation not to classify e-cigarettes as tobacco products, arguing that doing so would jeopardise a major opportunity to slash disease and deaths caused by smoking.

E-cigarettes now under scanner in US

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.

Second-hand smoke: Kids at risk

It’s not just the smokers who are at risk of developing serious illnesses, kids near them are equally prone to face the fallouts of second-hand smoke.

Fetal exposure to nicotine ups long-term risk of obesity

A new research from Western University in London, Canada, has shown that nicotine from either smoking or nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) causes a wide range of long-term adverse reactions for the offspring, including an increased risk of obesity and metabolic syndrome by influencing the liver to produce more triglyceride.

`Tobacco eating` Hornworm caterpillar puffs nicotine to ward off predators

Researchers have found a caterpillar that has a unique defence mechanism against some of their predators such as wolf spiders.

Why smoking is so terribly addictive!

Researchers have tried to explain how nicotine exploits the body`s cellular machinery to promote addiction.

Secondhand exposure to nicotine from e-cigs 10 times less than tobacco smoke

A new study has found that electronic cigarettes, when used indoors, may involuntarily expose non-users to nicotine and the secondhand exposure is on average 10 times less than from tobacco smoke.

Pregnant mum`s high stress hormone level could make daughter chain smoker

Adult women whose mothers had increased levels of stress hormones while they were pregnant are likelier to become addicted to nicotine, a new study has revealed.

Smoking during pregnancy can lead to asthma in grand kids

Researchers have discovered that smoking can have a lasting legacy, and one well-established risk factor for asthma is having a mother who smoked during her pregnancy.

Caffeine, nicotine to be monitored by WADA

Effects of caffeine, part of everyone`s morning cup of tea or coffee, has got into the new list of substances that would be monitored by the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) in order to detect patterns of misuse in sport.

Gujarat government extends gutka ban by a year

Gujarat government extended a comprehensive ban on the sale, stocking, production and distribution of gutka as well as pan masala containing nicotine on Wednesday for another year in the state.