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.

Now, smoke e-cigarette that`s also a phone-cum-MP3 player

A new electronic cigarette has been launched that functions as a phone as well as a MP3 player.

Smoking cessation products pose no serious heart risks: Study

Nicotine replacement gums or popular drugs prescribed to help people quit smoking may not pose serious heart risks in users, according to a study.

NBA game cancelled in Mexico due to smoke

The NBA game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Minnesota Timberwolves here was cancelled due to the smoke that filled the arena.

Diwali: 3 easy tips to protect your hair from smoke, pollution

Diwali brings lot of smoke and pollution, thanks to crackers but an expert suggests that coconut, honey and less use of hair styling products can make hair strong during such occassions.