Smoking cessation

E-cigarette use can lead to problematic drinking

The study based on a survey of around 1400 people, also found that more women than men use e-cigarettes socially -- just opposite to the patterns seen in regular cigarette smoking.

Oct 29, 2015, 17:48 PM IST

Got post-heart attack blues? Start exercising and stop smoking

 Smokers, you may want to start exercising and kick that habit if you are suffering from depression after a heart attack as a new study suggests so.

Oct 11, 2015, 09:25 AM IST

Social media can help young adults kick the butt

Young adults who use social media to quit smoking are twice as successful in kicking the butt as those who use a more traditional method, a new study has found.

Jun 10, 2015, 19:22 PM IST

Social media helps young adults quit smoking

 A research has found that young adults who use social media to quit smoking are twice as successful in their efforts as those who use a more traditional method.

Jun 10, 2015, 12:59 PM IST

Switch to 'turn off' nicotine withdrawal symptoms identified

A team of scientists has identified brain circuitry that is responsible for the increased anxiety in smoking cessation.

Apr 22, 2015, 11:36 AM IST

Offer financial incentives to double smoking cessation rates

A new study has suggested that smoking cessation rates get doubled by offering small financial incentives to socio-economically disadvantaged smokers.

Nov 18, 2014, 12:25 PM IST

Soon, Internet-connected 'Smart' e-cigarette that can keep track of every puff you take

Tobacco giant Philip Morris has envisaged an e-cigarette which can connect to the internet, allowing users to "buy" puffing time online, in daily, weekly or monthly chunks.

Oct 14, 2014, 14:52 PM IST

Extra exercise helps depressed smokers kick the butt faster

Extra exercise can reduce the compulsion to reach for a cigarette in depressed smokers, a new study has found.

Jul 23, 2014, 16:29 PM IST

E-cigarettes may have unknown health risks: Study

E-smokers beware! There is not enough evidence to prove the claim that e-cigarettes are an healthy alternative to smoking.

May 27, 2014, 14:21 PM IST

Study reveals that E-cigarette`s safety aspect is at question

A new study has revealed that the E-cigarette mainstream awareness has been increased but at the same time smokers question device`s safety factor.

May 16, 2014, 17:55 PM IST

Eight million lives saved since US alarm on smoking 50 years ago

More than half of American men and over a third of women were smokers on January 11, 1964, when Dr. Luther Terry delivered the first Surgeon General`s Report on Smoking and Health outlining the links between tobacco use, lung cancer and death.

Jan 08, 2014, 08:50 AM IST

Quitting smoking may lower long-term cataract risk

Smoking raises the risk of developing cataracts, but quitting may turn that around over time, according to a new study from Sweden.

Jan 08, 2014, 08:45 AM IST

Quit smoking this New Year with these simple tips

New Year is here and so is the time to work on your resolution to quit smoking. Don`t be disheartened if you are struggling to kick the butt, you are not alone in this uphill battle.

Jan 01, 2014, 15:58 PM IST

People more likely to quit smoking when celebs promote cancer screening

While the start of a new year looks like a promising way to start off on a clean slate by quitting bad habits, it may not be as much of a powerful motivator as the motivation of a celebrity.

Dec 12, 2013, 18:24 PM IST

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.

Dec 10, 2013, 15:47 PM IST

Smoking after cancer diagnosis ups death risk: study

Men who continue to smoke after being diagnosed with cancer have an increased risk of death compared with those who quit smoking, US researchers said.

Dec 07, 2013, 16:13 PM IST

Smoking cessation smartphone apps do not help kick the butt

A study of the most popular smoking cessation smartphone apps has found that very few actually adhere to key evidence-based practices shown to help smokers quit.

Nov 17, 2013, 15:02 PM IST

Quitting smoking does not completely cut cardiovascular disease risk

A new study suggests that smokers are twice as likely to have a heart attack, than people who have never smoked.

Sep 01, 2013, 16:35 PM IST

Short daily walk might help teens cut down on smoking

Teenagers who increased the days on which they got just 20 minutes of exercise, equivalent to a short walk, were able to cut down on their smoking habit, according to a study.

Apr 10, 2013, 16:10 PM IST

Smoking cessation cuts risk of heart attacks and strokes by over 40%

The positive effect of smoking cessation becomes noticeable within a short period of time, according to a new study.

Feb 21, 2013, 14:16 PM IST