Youngsters believe hookahs, e-cigarettes safer than cigarettes

A new study has suggested that young adults under 25 believe hookah and e-cigarettes are safer than cigarettes, when compared to 25 to 34-year-olds.

E-cigarette vapor can reduce cough reflex sensitivity

A new study has claimed that single use of an e-cigarette can diminish the sensitivity of cough reflex.

E-cigarettes are 95 percent less harmful than tobacco: UK study

Electronic cigarettes are around 95 percent less harmful than tobacco and should be promoted as a tool to help smokers quit, a study by an agency of Britain`s Department of Health said on Wednesday.

Heavy smokers gain more weight after quitting

 Heavy smokers are likely to gain more weight after quitting than light to moderate smokers, says a new study.

Researches claim low nicotine cigarettes may not curb smoking

The FDA might have thought that low nicotine content cigarettes might function as a measure to make cigarettes non-addictive but a recent study conducted on the same shows opposite results.

Low nicotine cigarettes may not curb smoking

Simply reducing the nicotine content of cigarettes may not be enough to make smokers kick the habit, shows new research.

Smokers likelier to develop schizophrenia, claims study

Warning for Smokers! A new study has suggested that smoking could play a direct role in the development of schizophrenia, and cigarette lovers were likelier to develop the disorder and at a younger age.

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.

Canada court orders tobacco firms to pay smokers USD 12.4 bn

A Canadian court has ordered tobacco firms to pay USD 12.4 billion to smokers in Quebec province who claimed they were never warned about the health risks associated with smoking.

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.

'Smokers are three times more at risk of diabetes than non-smokers'

On the occasion of World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), which falls on May 31, Dr K Vijay Kumar, MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine), Consultant Physician and Diabetologist, Multi-speciality hospitals, Bangalore, talked to Salome Phelamei of Zee Media Corp on why tobacco use is particularly bad for people with diabetes.

Unable to kick the butt? Blame your brain

Brains of some smokers may be hardwired to succeed at quitting, a new study has found.

The world now has a billion smokers

Almost five percent of the world`s adult population (240 million people) have an alcohol use disorder and more than 20 percent (one billion people) smoke tobacco, new research on global addictive disorders has found.

'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.

'Motivational interviewing' can help smokers kick the habit

 A team of researchers has demonstrated that motivational interviewing can make smokers see tobacco as something disagreeable, thus helping them to quit the habit.

Cigar smoking not a safe alternative

If you thought smoking cigars is less harmful than smoking cigarettes, your are wrong. New research associates many of the same fatal conditions as cigarette smoking.

Quitting smoking at 60 cuts heart attack risk within first five years

A new study has indicated that older people at age 60 can lower the risk for heart attack and stroke within the first five years if they quit smoking.

What stops smokers from kicking the butt

In a promising breakthrough for smokers who are trying to quit, neuroscientists have identified circuitry in the brain as responsible for the increased anxiety experienced commonly during withdrawal from nicotine addiction.

E-cigarettes not 'safe substitute' for young smokers

It is not a safer option to swap regular cigarettes with e-cigarettes for young people, claims a new study.

E-cigarettes no help in kicking the butt

Are e-cigarettes a helpful tool in the efforts to kick the butt? Not at all, says a new study.