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.

Lindsay Lohan rejects fast food commercial
Lindsay Lohan rejects fast food commercial

Actress Lindsay Lohan was approached by a fast food chain regarding an advertisement in which she would wear a Spicy Chicken Fries box and smoke a chicken fly as if it were a cigarette. But she refused the offer because it poked fun at her troubled past.

Japan bullet train suicide fire: Two killed after cardiac arrest
Japan bullet train suicide fire: Two killed after cardiac arrest

 Two people were feared dead today after an apparent suicide attempt on board a moving shinkansen bullet train in Japan, a spokesman for the operator told AFP.

Even passive smokers need more anesthetic during surgery

During operations, both smokers and those exposed to passive smoke require more anaesthetic and painkillers as compared to non-smokers, a new research says.

Study warns of increase in manufacture of chewing tobacco items

There has been a steady increase between 2012 and 2015 in the volume of chewing tobacco manufactured in the country which "does not match" with the domestic regulatory environment on smokeless tobacco products, the WHO has said.

Even single e-cigarette vapor exposure can diminish cough reflex sensitivity

A new study has demonstrated that just one exposure to vapor from electronic cigarettes dampens the cough reflex.

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.

Highly stressed new moms likelier to expose infants to secondhand smoke at home

A new study has demonstrated that mothers, who experience higher levels of social stressors, are least likely to have rules that totally ban smoking in the home, which could expose their infants to secondhand smoke and increase health risks.

Hookah smokers breathe in higher quantities of heavy metals than believed

According to a new study, when smoking hookah, only a minimal amount of heavy metals are removed in the "filtration" process, suggesting that shisha pipes are not as toxin-free as previously believed.

Smoke from fires could intensify tornadoes

Smoke particles from fires could intensify tornadoes, says a study.

Miley Cyrus, Schwarzenegger hit the pool, smoke together
Miley Cyrus, Schwarzenegger hit the pool, smoke together

Miley Cyrus and her new boyfriend Patrick Schwarzenegger were photographed hanging out at the pool in Miami, Florida.

Travelling with a smoker increases cancer risk

 While simply sitting in cars with people who smoke, non-smokers breathe in a host of potentially dangerous compounds that are associated with cancer, heart disease and lung disease, says a new research.

Exposure to tobacco smoke and roadway air pollution leads to obesity development in kids

A new study has revealed that exposure to tobacco smoke and near-roadway air pollution contributes to the development of obesity.

Shatabdi Express stopped briefly in Jharkhand after detection of smoke

New Jalpaiguri-Howrah Down Shatabdi Express was stopped briefly on Wednesday at Outer Pakur station after smoke was spotted below a coach, railway sources said.

Best bet to help smokers kick the butt revealed

A new research has demonstrated that it becomes easier for smokers to quit smoking if they receive constant behavioral support and medication from others.

Fathers who smoke before conception risks having asthmatic kids

A new study has revealed that men who smoke before the conception could give asthma to their babies.