Smoking

Using nicotine patch during pregnancy safer than smoking, says study

Using nicotine patch during pregnancy safer than smoking, says study

Predominant guidelines worldwide recommend NRT for pregnant women who have been unable to quit smoking without medication. 

Dec 11, 2017, 18:23 PM IST
Expecting mothers, take note! Here's how exposure to smoke during pregnancy can harm your baby

Expecting mothers, take note! Here's how exposure to smoke during pregnancy can harm your baby

The team conducted a study on 376 newborns and obtained detailed information from parents about smoking exposure during pregnancy and in the home at three and 15 months of age.

Dec 07, 2017, 12:59 PM IST
Over 50% teens believe smoking cuts stress, gives them a 'cool' reputation: Survey

Over 50% teens believe smoking cuts stress, gives them a 'cool' reputation: Survey

The survey showed that over 52 percent teenagers believed that smoking helps increase concentration levels.

Dec 04, 2017, 20:09 PM IST
US tobacco firms to publish anti-smoking ads in dailies

US tobacco firms to publish anti-smoking ads in dailies

The accusations were based on a special law called the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organisations Act (RICO), initially promulgated to combat organised crime groups like the mafia.

Nov 23, 2017, 19:00 PM IST
Cigars as harmful as cigarettes, says study

Cigars as harmful as cigarettes, says study

Researchers find that the level of nicotine found in small cigar smoke is similar to or greater than cigarette smoke.

Nov 23, 2017, 14:10 PM IST
Rise in smoking-related illnesses urges Australia to sue tobacco industry

Rise in smoking-related illnesses urges Australia to sue tobacco industry

An estimated 2.6 million adult Australians were smokers in 2014, and smoking remains the country's leading preventable cause of death and disease.

Nov 20, 2017, 11:13 AM IST
Health ministry to issue advisory on risks of e-smoking

Health ministry to issue advisory on risks of e-smoking

The advisory is likely to mention that products such as e-cigarettes, electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), nicotine and flavoured hookah are extremely harmful to health and that they have not been approved in any form by the ministry of health and family welfare.

Nov 19, 2017, 17:45 PM IST
Smoking e-cigarettes during pregnancy could cause birth defects

Smoking e-cigarettes during pregnancy could cause birth defects

 E-cigarettes pose health risks despite being widely considered a safer alternative to tobacco cigarettes. Researchers exposed frog embryos and samples of mammalian neural crest cells to saline infused with e-cigarette vapour.

 

Nov 19, 2017, 16:40 PM IST
How parents may be exposing kids to second-hand smoke

How parents may be exposing kids to second-hand smoke

The research team interviewed 65 parents and found many false assumptions and a lack of awareness of where and when the children were exposed to cigarette smoke.

Nov 17, 2017, 18:04 PM IST
Smoking, alcohol consumption can make you look older than your age: Study

Smoking, alcohol consumption can make you look older than your age: Study

Heavy drinking and smoking are linked to visible signs of physical ageing and the consequences reflect on a person's face, sooner or later.
 

Nov 17, 2017, 14:05 PM IST
Chennai girl enters Forbes '30 under 30' list for her tool to fight smoking

Chennai girl enters Forbes '30 under 30' list for her tool to fight smoking

Akshaya Shanmugam holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering in Anna University, Chennai and a Master’s degree and PhD from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Nov 16, 2017, 17:42 PM IST
Scientists decode why smokers find it hard to quit

Scientists decode why smokers find it hard to quit

Researchers examined the withdrawal responses in millimeter-long roundworms Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans), which get hooked on nicotine just like humans.

Nov 09, 2017, 15:24 PM IST
Smoking, drinking may cause failures in dental fillings

Smoking, drinking may cause failures in dental fillings

The results, published in the journal Frontiers in Medicine, suggest that genetic analysis might help dentists to personalise treatments for their patients, which could lead to improved outcomes.

Nov 07, 2017, 19:03 PM IST
Smokers may find it easier to quit with help of online social networks: Study

Smokers may find it easier to quit with help of online social networks: Study

A key finding was that increasing integration into the social network was a significant predictor of subsequent abstinence, researchers said.

Nov 06, 2017, 19:12 PM IST
Women find it harder to quit smoking, study explains why

Women find it harder to quit smoking, study explains why

The researchers set up a 13-week experiment during which they administered nicotine-infused water to mice.

Nov 02, 2017, 12:32 PM IST
Smoking cigarettes can harm your intestines, says study

Smoking cigarettes can harm your intestines, says study

Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining of the digestive tract causing severe pain.

Nov 01, 2017, 13:57 PM IST
Delhi Hookah bars comes under government scanner, licences to be revoked

Delhi Hookah bars comes under government scanner, licences to be revoked

The licences of several hotels and restaurants serving hookah under the garb of herbal materials will be cancelled, the Delhi government said on Tuesday.

Oct 31, 2017, 19:42 PM IST
This company will give you extra holidays if you are a non-smoker

This company will give you extra holidays if you are a non-smoker

The firm named Piala Inc, introduced the new paid leave allowance in September after getting a complaint from non-smokers that they were working more than their colleagues who smoked.

Oct 31, 2017, 18:29 PM IST
Researchers link use of e-cigarettes in teens with cigarette smoking later

Researchers link use of e-cigarettes in teens with cigarette smoking later

 The study only looked at smoking initiation related to e-cigarettes and not the possible impact of e-cigarettes on smoking cessation.

Oct 30, 2017, 16:32 PM IST
Vapes, e-cigarettes as bad as cigarettes: Study

Vapes, e-cigarettes as bad as cigarettes: Study

New research challenges the concept that switching to e-cigarettes is a healthier alternative.

Oct 22, 2017, 19:15 PM IST