Cigarette Smoking

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
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
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
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
Switching to e-cigarettes could reduce mortality rate, says study

Switching to e-cigarettes could reduce mortality rate, says study

A death is notched up as premature when a person departs before their expected age — say 75 or 80 depending on the country — and is usually preventable through a healthier lifestyle.

Oct 03, 2017, 14:58 PM IST
E-cigarette ban: Experts warn of harmful consequences for smokers – Read

E-cigarette ban: Experts warn of harmful consequences for smokers – Read

Some states in India, including Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Punjab, Maharashtra and Kerala, have prohibited sales of e-cigarettes, while tobacco cigarettes remain legal.

Sep 03, 2017, 17:02 PM IST
Small increase in cigarette price can make smokers quit: Study

Small increase in cigarette price can make smokers quit: Study

In addition to finding that current smokers were 20 percent more likely to quit smoking when pack prices went up by a dollar, researchers showed that there was a three per cent overall reduction in smoking risk.

Aug 20, 2017, 19:24 PM IST
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.

Jun 19, 2017, 18:24 PM IST
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.

May 31, 2017, 09:36 AM IST
They say smoking is injurious to health, this 'spine-chilling video' just proves it right - Watch

They say smoking is injurious to health, this 'spine-chilling video' just proves it right - Watch

In the video, a man is seen throwing a cigarette butt inside a sewer hole and soon after that, it explodes in the man's face.

Apr 13, 2017, 13:56 PM IST
Russia to ban cigarette sale 'to anyone born after 2015'

Russia to ban cigarette sale 'to anyone born after 2015'

A Kremlin spokesman said such a ban would need serious consideration and consultation with other Ministries. 

Jan 12, 2017, 00:02 AM IST

Smoking may shorten lifespan of HIV patients more than the virus itself

A study led by an Indian researcher has shown that cigarette smoking substantially reduces the lifespan of people living with HIV, potentially even more than HIV itself.

Nov 03, 2016, 14:11 PM IST

'Teens who feel 'too fat' light up cigarettes to slim down'

Researchers also found that white teens were more than twice as likely as African-American adolescents to smoke for weight loss.

Oct 17, 2016, 23:37 PM IST
Belief about nicotine content in cigs influence smokers craving

Belief about nicotine content in cigs influence smokers craving

How the brain responds to nicotine depends on a smoker`s belief about the nicotine content in a cigarette, states a recent research conducted at the University of Texas in Dallas. The study found that smoking a nicotine cigarette but believing that it lacked nicotine failed to satisfy cravings related to nicotine addiction.

Sep 24, 2016, 12:34 PM IST
I'm enjoying life as a non-smoker: Hrithik Roshan

I'm enjoying life as a non-smoker: Hrithik Roshan

He says a cigarette is the worst evil manufactured and he could be a role model for those who want to quit.

Aug 13, 2016, 13:37 PM IST

Cigarette brands in India implement 85 percent pictorial warnings

The implementation comes after the Health Ministry under Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products Act, 2003 (COTPA) increased the size of graphic health warnings on tobacco products from 20 percent to 85 percent. 

May 31, 2016, 16:04 PM IST
 Supreme Court to hear plea of tobacco industry against government on Monday

Supreme Court to hear plea of tobacco industry against government on Monday

Supreme Court said on Friday that it will hear petitions related to stringent package warning rules filed by tobacco industry against the government on Monday

Apr 22, 2016, 19:02 PM IST