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Early tobacco exposure elevates dropout rates, behavioural issues in kids

Early tobacco exposure elevates dropout rates, behavioural issues in kids

Exposure to tobacco smoke is toxic to the developing brain at a time when it is most vulnerable to environment input, the researchers said.

Beware! Non-smokers at risk from second-hand smoke

Beware! Non-smokers at risk from second-hand smoke

 Smoking is injurious to health but still many people continues to smoke despite knowing its harmful effects.

Smoking may cause artery explosion

Smoking may cause artery explosion

Individuals who smoke may be nearly twice as likely to develop an abdominal aortic aneurysm -- a deadly condition of the main artery of the body that often turns out to be a silent killer, researchers have warned.

Vapers urge WHO to back safer products for smokers

Vapers urge WHO to back safer products for smokers

Vapers on Wednesday called on the World Health Organisation to allow the world's one billion smokers to have equal access to safer alternatives to cigarettes such as the electronic cigarettes they smoke.

Smog: Gautam Buddha Nagar DM announces emergency steps in view of unprecedented air pollution levels

Gautam Buddha Nagar District Magistrate (DM) NP Singh on Sunday announced emergency steps in view of the "unprecedented" air pollution levels in the National Capital Region (NCR), officials said.

Respiratory diseases rise as air quality worsens in Delhi

Respiratory diseases rise as air quality worsens in Delhi

The number of patients with respiratory diseases seems to be increasing as the quality of the air worsens in the national capital.

Unknown exposure to second-hand smoke may cause early death

US researchers have identified a new biomarker which revealed that known and unknown exposure to second-hand smoke may lead to an increased risk of mortality in non-smokers.

67% of cigarette packets display pictorial warnings: Study

Only 67 per cent of cigarette packets of various brands in the country display the mandatory 85-per-cent-pictorial warning since the rule came into force on April 1 this year, a national-level study said on Tuesday.

Indonesia steps up fire response as haze blankets Singapore

The haze is an annual problem for Southeast Asia, but last year's fires were the worst since 1997, straining relations between Indonesia and its neighbors. 

Gay, bisexual adults more prone to smoke, alcohol abuse

Gay, bisexual adults more prone to smoke, alcohol abuse

Lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) adults were more likely to indulge in heavy drinking and smoking.

Smoking can hamper breast cancer treatment

 Women who smoke are less likely to respond to breast cancer treatments in comparison to those who abstain from it, and on the contrary they may be negatively affected by it, says a study.

Worst greenhouse gas-emitters least affected by climate change

Worst greenhouse gas-emitters least affected by climate change

The case of global climate change seems to resemble that of non-smokers getting cancer from second-hand smoke as a new study suggests that countries emitting the least amount of gasses ironically suffer the most and vice versa.

Ancient smoke-absorbing lamps unearthed in China

 The two lamps were found in September in the tomb of "Haihunhou" (Marquis of Haihun).

Secondhand smoke ruining your kid's teeth

Smokers, you may want to kick that habit as a recent study has linked exposure to secondhand smoke to increased risk of tooth decay in young children.

What accelerates ageing in smokers

 A team of Japanese researchers has decoded the mechanism behind what accelerates ageing in smokers.

Alcohol, drug addicts far likelier to smoke

A team of researchers has revealed that around the world, those who are treated for addiction are far more likely to smoke.

People in addiction treatment more likely to smoke

People undergoing treatment for drugs and alcohol addiction around the world use tobacco at two to three times the rate of people who are not being treated for addiction, finds a 20-country study.

Children of smoking parents likely to be smokers

 Teenagers are much more likely to smoke and be dependent on nicotine if either parent is dependent on nicotine, says a new study.

Smoke emanates from train compartment in Guruvayur- Trivandrum Intercity express

Passengers of Guruvayur- Trivandrum Intercity express had some anxious moments after smoke emanated from a compartment of the train this morning, shortly after it left Kazhakootum station here.

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.