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Obesity not smoking responsible for shortening your life, says study

Obesity not smoking responsible for shortening your life, says study

The researchers from Cleveland Clinic and New York University School of Medicine found that obesity resulted in as much as 47 percent more life-years lost than tobacco, and tobacco caused similar life-years lost as high blood pressure.

Oncologists urge PM Narendra Modi to include bidi in demerit goods

Oncologists urge PM Narendra Modi to include bidi in demerit goods

The demand from leading oncologists and 108 cancer hospitals under the aegis of the state-funded National Cancer Grid (NCG), comes ahead of the GST Council meeting on Monday in the national capital that is likely to fix GST rates, including those on demerit goods.

Laryngeal cancer: Active or passive smoking leads to cancer in 'voice box'

Laryngeal cancer: Active or passive smoking leads to cancer in 'voice box'

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) tobacco use nearly kills six million people worldwide each year. 

China, you have been warned: WHO estimates 200 million smoking-related deaths this century!

China, you have been warned: WHO estimates 200 million smoking-related deaths this century!

The calculation includes both the direct costs of treating tobacco-related illness and the indirect costs such as lost work productivity.

They say smoking is injurious to health, this 'spine-chilling video' just proves it right - Watch

They say smoking is injurious to health, this 'spine-chilling video' just proves it right - Watch

In the video, a man is seen throwing a cigarette butt inside a sewer hole and soon after that, it explodes in the man's face.

Higher tobacco taxes can help South Asia kick the butt

Higher tobacco taxes can help South Asia kick the butt

Higher taxes on tobacco could reduce smoking rates in South Asia by at least one-third and avoid 35-45 million premature deaths, according to a recent study.

For parents who smoke – Your kid's hands may be full of nicotine

For parents who smoke – Your kid's hands may be full of nicotine

The findings showed that the children`s hands hold high levels of nicotine even when parents are not smoking around them and sheds new light on dangers of third-hand smoke.

Do you know how most of the people in India die? Smoking takes the breath away

Do you know how most of the people in India die? Smoking takes the breath away

According to a recent study, over 50 percent deaths caused due to smoking in 2015 took place majorly in four countries and India is one of them.

Heat of hookah pipe risks smokers' health, says study

Heat of hookah pipe risks smokers' health, says study

 Do you know that heat of hookah pipe can harm our health? Well, a new study has revealed that the heat of hookah pipe is the biggest health culprit for the smokers.

Want to add years to your life? Start smoking cigarettes

Want to add years to your life? Start smoking cigarettes

From throat cancer to various eye-related ailments, smoking and chewing tobacco responsible for all the major diseases will no longer cause health problems, claim experts.

Researchers come up with method to measure potentially damaging cigarette smoke radicals

Researchers come up with method to measure potentially damaging cigarette smoke radicals

Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

How smoking causes glaucoma, other eye diseases

How smoking causes glaucoma, other eye diseases

Glaucoma is a condition that causes damage to eye’s optic nerve and gets worse over time. 

Here's why you should think twice before smoking in public places in Delhi

Here's why you should think twice before smoking in public places in Delhi

The Delhi Police is issuing challans directly for the first time under the COTPA which prohibits smoking in public places, sale of tobacco products to minors, and sale of tobacco products within 100 yards of educational institutions.

Smokers, take note! E-cigarettes can also lead to cancer

Smokers, take note! E-cigarettes can also lead to cancer

Benzene, a component of gasoline, has been linked to a number of diseases, including leukemia and bone marrow failure.It is found in urban air because of industrial emissions and unburned gasoline in exhaust and fuel tank leakages.

Smoking hampers lung's ability to heal

Smoking hampers lung's ability to heal

 Are you a chain smoker? If yes, then avoid or quit smoking as it can cause lungs to lose their ability to heal.

Ban on public smoking could reduce harmful effects on health, says study

Ban on public smoking could reduce harmful effects on health, says study

Exposure decreased across all locations surveyed, beyond the workplaces and hospitality settings covered by the 2011 legislation.

Lung health: Daily consumption of fruits, vegetables can lower COPD risk in smokers

Lung health: Daily consumption of fruits, vegetables can lower COPD risk in smokers

Supporting the universal idea of upholding fruits and veggies due to their health-promoting properties, a new research suggests that a diet rich in fruit and green leafy vegetables can be beneficial for your lung health.

 

Babies exposed to nicotine at higher risk for hearing loss

Babies exposed to nicotine at higher risk for hearing loss

Children with impaired auditory brainstem function are likely to have learning difficulties and problems with language development.

Teens using e-cigs are more likely to smoke cigarettes

Teens using e-cigs are more likely to smoke cigarettes

According to researchers, vaping is a "one-way bridge" to cigarette smoking for teenagers in the study published in journal Tobacco Control.

This is why smoking synthetic weed is not safe!

This is why smoking synthetic weed is not safe!

Researchers have found that smoking synthetic weed may not be safe.