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Three pillars for longer life span have been established! - Know what they are

Three pillars for longer life span have been established! - Know what they are

As per the study, people who quit smoking, reduce weight and refrain from heavy alcohol intake are likely to live seven years longer in good health than the general population.

WHO calls for more tobacco control worldwide to save lives

WHO calls for more tobacco control worldwide to save lives

In a latest report on the global tobacco epidemic, the WHO said about 4.7 billion people, or 63 per cent of the world's population, are covered today by at least one comprehensive tobacco control measure. 

Shocking! Teens aged 13-15 years turning towards using tobacco products, reveals survey

Shocking! Teens aged 13-15 years turning towards using tobacco products, reveals survey

Most smokers, according to the study take up smoking during their teens and half of nations had a smoking rate of at least 15 percent for boys compared to the 8 percent of girls.

Smokeless tobacco is 95 percent safer than smoking: Study

Smokeless tobacco is 95 percent safer than smoking: Study

With the potential to stop 320,000 premature deaths across Europe each year, the researchers demonstrate the potential of the low risk tobacco product, snus, in reducing the impact of tobacco related disease and death in Europe.

Govt to revise draft amendments to tobacco-control law

Govt to revise draft amendments to tobacco-control law

The health ministry will come out with a fresh draft proposing amendments to a legislation on tobacco control after it analysed over one lakh suggestions.

HIV patients indulging in tobacco-use at double the risk of death, warns study!

HIV patients indulging in tobacco-use at double the risk of death, warns study!

Researchers at the University of York in the UK said that tobacco use is emerging as a 'silent killer' for HIV patients and is more common among HIV positive people than HIV negative individuals.

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.

India’s Health Minister JP Nadda gets WHO’s special recognition for tobacco control

India’s Health Minister JP Nadda gets WHO’s special recognition for tobacco control

Mr Nadda is among the two recipients of the special global award this year. 

Smoking doesn't see how old you are: 23-year-old suffers severe heart attack

Smoking doesn't see how old you are: 23-year-old suffers severe heart attack

The patient, Anshul Pandey (name changed to protect identity), was hale and a hearty youngster when he was presented to the team of doctors with acute chest pain with no previous medical records. 

Do you feel safer smoking 'light' cigarettes? Your chances of lung cancer are higher!

Do you feel safer smoking 'light' cigarettes? Your chances of lung cancer are higher!

Cigarettes labelled as lights, milds, or low-tar – also known as high-ventilation (light) cigarettes – are generally considered to have a lighter, less pronounced flavour, lower levels of tar, nicotine, or other chemicals than regular cigarettes. They are thus marketed by the tobacco industry as a "healthier" option.

Men, women who indulge in tobacco-use may be at risk of losing their fertility, warn doctors

Men, women who indulge in tobacco-use may be at risk of losing their fertility, warn doctors

Fertility experts have said tobacco and other types of narcotics can also cause occurrence of early menopause in women.

Tobacco-free UP – Govt cracks the whip against public use, fines thousands

Tobacco-free UP – Govt cracks the whip against public use, fines thousands

Taking action, authorities have fined more than 2,250 people and collected close to 2 lakh rupees as fine for using tobacco at public places in the state.

Allahabad HC issues notice to BCCI, Sony, Shudh Plus for 'promoting' tobacco products during IPL

Allahabad HC issues notice to BCCI, Sony, Shudh Plus for 'promoting' tobacco products during IPL

The petitioner further alleged that the jerseys of the Gujarat Lions team carried the logo without the statutory warning.

Prenatal cocaine exposure increases drug abuse risk among teens

Prenatal cocaine exposure increases drug abuse risk among teens

The study showed that in utero exposure to cocaine doubles the risk of tobacco and marijuana use as early as age 15 and substance abuse by 17.

Smokers rejoice! E-cigarettes can help you kick the butt

Smokers rejoice! E-cigarettes can help you kick the butt

The study suggest that e-cigarettes may provide a safer alternative to smokers than the traditional cigarettes.

Laryngeal cancer: Active or passive smoking leads to cancer in 'voice box'

Laryngeal cancer: Active or passive smoking leads to cancer in 'voice box'

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) tobacco use nearly kills six million people worldwide each year. 

Higher tobacco taxes can help South Asia kick the butt

Higher tobacco taxes can help South Asia kick the butt

Higher taxes on tobacco could reduce smoking rates in South Asia by at least one-third and avoid 35-45 million premature deaths, according to a recent study.

Ban on public smoking could reduce harmful effects on health, says study

Ban on public smoking could reduce harmful effects on health, says study

Exposure decreased across all locations surveyed, beyond the workplaces and hospitality settings covered by the 2011 legislation.

Include all tobacco products in demerit goods category: Experts

Include all tobacco products in demerit goods category: Experts

The World Health Organisation has said that taxation is clearly the best way to tackle the tobacco epidemic.