Model can predict nicotine emitted from e-cigarettes

 Scientists in the US have developed the first model that can predict with up to 90 percent accuracy the amount of nicotine emitted by an e-cigarette.

US teens choose marijuana over cigarettes: Study

 While cigarette and alcohol use are declining in the wake of public health campaigns, marijuana use among teenagers is on the rise in the US, says a study.

New air filter can clear cigarette smoke quickly

A new air cleaning equipment has been developed that can purify the air completely in an hour inside a smoking room where 10 people are simultaneously smoking.

Canadian court orders tobacco firms to pay for damages

 A Canadian judge has ordered three major cigarette companies to pay $12 billion to smokers in what is believed to be the biggest class-action lawsuit ever seen in the country, said a media report.

Zee Media conducts reality check of public places smoking ban

On World No Tobacco Day Zee Media conducts a reality check on how seriously have people of Delhi taken this ban!

Growing up with smokers doubles fagging risk

Researchers have found that that growing up in a home with a regular smoker nearly doubles the chances of a child becoming an adult smoker.

'Hyped' cigar smoking poses similar dangers as cigarettes

A new study has examined that a new trend among smokers known as "hyping" might be sending a wrong message about how to avoid cigarette and cigar smoking dangers.

E-cigarettes less likely to encourage teens to smoke

A new study has demonstrated that lot of teenagers give it a try to smoke try e-cigarettes, however, only few become regular users.

PM asks for larger pictorial warnings on tobacco products

With the BJP-led NDA government receiving flak from all quarters, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked the Health Ministry to increase the size of pictorial warnings on tobacco product packets to 60 percent.

Smoking makes superbugs more aggressive: Study

MRSA, an antibiotic-resistant superbug, becomes even more resistant to killing by the immune system when exposed to cigarette smoke, a new study has warned.

Hookah as harmful as cigarette

Hookah is less harmful than cigarette is a popular misconception that may have serious ramifications for the youth, warns a new study.

E-cigarette ads make one desire tobacco

Watching e-cigarette television advertisements can make people crave for tobacco, regardless of whether they did or did not smoke before.

British MPs clear plain packaging for cigarettes

British MPs have voted in favour of introducing standardised packaging for cigarettes in the UK to prevent people from taking up smoking, drawing immediate threats of legal action from the country's tobacco industry.

Plain tobacco packaging 'reduces' smoking by a tenth

 A new study has revealed that plain tobacco packaging reduces "cigarette-seeking" response by almost ten percent.

Used to sell cigarettes: Arsene Wenger
Used to sell cigarettes: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed he was a cigarette seller in his younger days.

How to make festive season smoke-free one

 A Health Organization has recently suggested some tips to make this season a smoke-free one.

College students unaware about hookah risks: Study

College students consider hookah smoking safer than smoking cigarettes as they lack awareness about the risks associated with the former, says a US-based study.

Special: Is Delhi turning into a 'drug capital'?

Zee Media's special report 'Operation dum maro dum' reveals the present deteriorating situation of Delhi which has become a transit point for drug mafias.

Amanda Bynes in dire need of help?
Amanda Bynes in dire need of help?

Actress Amanda Bynes, whose strange behaviour has raised concern, was spotted puffing a cigarette on the streets of New York. People close to her feel the situation is dire.

Leonard Cohen to celebrate 80th b'day by smoking again
Leonard Cohen to celebrate 80th b'day by smoking again

Veteran singer Leonard Cohen has vowed to celebrate his 80th birthday by lighting up a cigarette again.