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.

Miley Cyrus shares pic of `5-feet bong` on Instagram

Miley Cyrus has posted a picture of a 5-feet high bong on her Instagram page.

Smoke in Kolkata Metro rake causes panic

Smoke was detected in a Dum Dum bound non-airconditioned metro rake Thursday as soon it entered the Central station.

Even `third-hand` smoke kills

Have you finally amended your habits and stopped smoking inside the house to protect your kids from exposure to second-hand smoke? That may not be good enough!

German court rules heavy smoker must vacate flat

A German court ruled Thursday that an elderly smoker must vacate his home of around 40 years after neighbours complained about his cigarette smoke.

Inherited mutated gene increases lung cancer risk in women

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center suggest that people who have an inherited mutation of a certain gene have a high chance of getting lung cancer than heavy smokers with or without the inherited mutation.

Third-hand smoke compound damages DNA, ups cancer risk

Scientists have revealed that one compound from "third-hand smoke," which forms when second-hand smoke reacts with indoor air, damages DNA and sticks to it in a way that could potentially cause cancer.