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World No Tobacco Day: Here are 7 best tips to kick the butt

World No Tobacco Day: Here are 7 best tips to kick the butt

The fact is that addiction to nicotine not only harms your body, but also your personal, professional and social life.

World No Tobacco Day 2017: Tobacco kills one person every six seconds; health effect of smoking and nicotine

World No Tobacco Day 2017: Tobacco kills one person every six seconds; health effect of smoking and nicotine

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), tobacco uses kill nearly six million people in a year.

For parents who smoke – Your kid's hands may be full of nicotine

For parents who smoke – Your kid's hands may be full of nicotine

The findings showed that the children`s hands hold high levels of nicotine even when parents are not smoking around them and sheds new light on dangers of third-hand smoke.

Babies exposed to nicotine at higher risk for hearing loss

Babies exposed to nicotine at higher risk for hearing loss

Children with impaired auditory brainstem function are likely to have learning difficulties and problems with language development.

Yoga helps tobacco addicts quit nicotine products: Study

Yoga helps tobacco addicts quit nicotine products: Study

A new study have found that nearly eighty-five per cent of tobacco addicts can quit the habit of consuming nicotine products just by doing yoga and meditation.

New treatment to beat nicotine addiction a step closer

Researchers have crystallised and determined the 3D structure of a protein that could help them develop new treatments by understanding nicotine's molecular effects.

E-cigarettes can help kick the habit, say Indian researchers

More than one million Indians reportedly die annually because of smoking, making it the fourth leading cause of death due to non-communicable diseases (NCD) in the country.

Unknown exposure to second-hand smoke may cause early death

US researchers have identified a new biomarker which revealed that known and unknown exposure to second-hand smoke may lead to an increased risk of mortality in non-smokers.

Nicotine sans tobacco may ward off Alzheimer's disease: Study

 Nicotine -- when given independent of tobacco -- could help protect the brain as it ages and even ward off neuro-degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease, US researchers have said.

Karnataka becomes third state to ban e-cigarettes in the country

Health Minister UT Khader said that the decision has been taken on the recommendation of the committee on cancer prevention.

Now, smoking shows you the way to weight loss!

In an experiment conducted by scientists, self-consumption of nicotine by rats has resulted in weight loss.

Candy-flavoured e-cigarette ads can influence school kids

E-cigarettes are now the most commonly consumed nicotine product amongst children in countries with strong tobacco control policies, the study pointed out.

DNA changes affect nicotine consumption: Study

They used genetic engineering techniques to remove one or both copies of the beta-3 gene.

Smoking, an escape to `drowse-free` alcoholism

Researchers have found that nicotine cancels out the sleep-inducing effects of alcohol.

US docs want stronger regulations of e-cigarettes

The AAP has urged the US Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems the same as other tobacco products.

Marijuana may not be `gateway` drug

Contradicting the common belief that weed is a gateway drug, a researcher has claimed that smoking pot does not necessarily cause addiction to other drugs.

Smokers at greater risk of codeine addiction

A new research has revealed that nicotine gives brain more codeine relief, putting smokers at a higher risk for addiction.

Reduced-nicotine cigarettes cuts urge of smoking

A new study has revealed that reduced-nicotine cigarettes decrease the dependence and frequency of smoking.

Govt labs to test tar, nicotine level in tobacco products

 Cigarette and bidi manufacturers may soon have to declare tar and nicotine content on their packets, with the government setting in motion the process of establishing tobacco testing laboratories.

Children of smoking parents likely to be smokers

 Teenagers are much more likely to smoke and be dependent on nicotine if either parent is dependent on nicotine, says a new study.