Beware! Cigarette substitutes bad for bones

Are you trying e-cigarettes or other nicotine replacement therapies to overcome addiction to cigarette smoking? Be warned, as they are not as safe as you might have assumed, said a study.

Pollution, smoking, roads, obesity kill 4.7mn Chinese a year

Air pollution, smoking, obesity and accidents, especially on the road, kill at least 4.7 million Chinese a year and cost the country tens of billions of dollars, researchers said on Friday.

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.

Special gene variant leads to heavy smoking

 A new study has suggested a direct correlation between smoking and mortality showing that a special gene variant increases the risk of heavy smoking.

Smoking during pregnancy affects future grandkids` growth

A new study has revealed that smoking during pregnancy has discernible effects on the growth of a woman`s future grandkids.

Om Puri `fine` post mouth surgery

Veteran actor Om Puri, who recently underwent mouth surgery, says all is well now.

Low-educated smokers at greater stroke risk: Study

Adults smokers with limited education face a greater risk of stroke than those with a higher education, says a study.

Ban on cigarettes and bidis? SC issues notice to Centre

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice to the Centre and all states on a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking to ban cigarettes and bidis in the country.

Three simple ways to prevent heart disease!

Heart disease, also called cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of deaths around the world. But you can protect your heart by adopting a healthy lifestyle, although there are some factors attached which you can`t be changed such as family history, age or gender.

Five ways to prevent wrinkles

A wrinkle is a fold, ridge or crease in the skin. Skin wrinkles appear as a result of aging processes habitual sleeping positions,loss of body mass or temporarily, as the result of prolonged immersion in water.

People who work longer smoke more

Do you work for long hours? Check your smoking habits. New research has revealed that people who work longer smoke more.

Extra exercise helps depressed smokers kick the butt faster

Extra exercise can reduce the compulsion to reach for a cigarette in depressed smokers, a new study has found.

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.

Om Puri undergoes mouth surgery, quits smoking

A cancer scare caused by an intimidating white patch in his mouth had all of actor Om Puri`s friends and well-wishers worried after the report of the physical irregularity was out. But after a recent mouth surgery, he is fine and says he has kicked the butt.

Strokes among elderly decrease in US

Incidence of stroke among people aged 65 years and above has dropped by over 40 percent during the period 1988-2008 in the US, a new analysis of data shows.

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.

Healthier lifestyle could prevent Alzheimer`s

Millions could be saved from developing Alzheimer`s by making a few simple changes to their lifestyle, such as exercising more and quitting smoking, a new research suggests.

People with mobility impairment have high smoking rate: Study

A new study has revealed that people with mobility impairments under age 65 are more prone to smoking.

Harsh Vardhan for alternatives to tobacco cultivation

Government today debunked the notion that a decline in smoking would affect tobacco growers and pressed upon exploring other viable alternatives to tobacco cultivation.

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