Smoking

Smoking, diabetes linked to dementia risk

Smoking, diabetes linked to dementia risk

A study suggests that smoking and diabetes can increase the risk of calcium deposits in a part of brain ultimately increasing the risk of memory loss.

Jun 13, 2018, 20:28 PM IST
Why middle-aged smokers should quit

Why middle-aged smokers should quit

Middle-aged individuals who smoke could be at far greater risk of developing heart failure than those who never smoked, or those who quit, according to new research.

Apr 17, 2018, 17:02 PM IST
Smoking marijuana may lead non-smokers to cigarettes

Smoking marijuana may lead non-smokers to cigarettes

According to the researchers, cannabis use is associated with an increased initiation of cigarette smoking among non-cigarette smokers.

Mar 28, 2018, 15:38 PM IST
Warning: Using e-cigarettes can harm your liver, says study

Warning: Using e-cigarettes can harm your liver, says study

The researchers collected liver samples, and looked at genes in the liver affected by e-cigarettes using a technique called RNA sequence analysis.

Mar 19, 2018, 16:54 PM IST
Beware, smokers! Smoking increases risk of hearing loss

Beware, smokers! Smoking increases risk of hearing loss

A new study suggests that smoking affects the ability to hear both high and low-frequency sounds.

Mar 14, 2018, 16:44 PM IST
Tobacco industry makes over USD 9,000 with every smoker's death: Report

Tobacco industry makes over USD 9,000 with every smoker's death: Report

The increase in tobacco-related disease and death has been outpaced by the increase in industry profits.

Mar 13, 2018, 17:41 PM IST
Smoking on rise among young Indian women: Assocham

Smoking on rise among young Indian women: Assocham

More and more young working women across metropolitan cities in India are resorting to smoking.

Mar 09, 2018, 17:50 PM IST
Watch: Orangutan in Indonesian zoo caught smoking a cigarette

Watch: Orangutan in Indonesian zoo caught smoking a cigarette

This is not the first that a zoo orangutan has been caught sneaking a smoke in Indonesia, which has an abysmal record of animal protection and one of the world's highest smoking rates.

Mar 09, 2018, 10:46 AM IST
Study associates e-cigarettes with increased risk of pneumonia

Study associates e-cigarettes with increased risk of pneumonia

The study published in the European Respiratory Journal did not directly compare vaping's effect to that of smoking tobacco cigarettes.

Feb 08, 2018, 10:26 AM IST
Daily exercise may boost better lung function among smokers

Daily exercise may boost better lung function among smokers

For the study, published in the journal Thorax, researchers used information collected from a long-standing collaboration between 25 European research centres in 11 countries.

Feb 06, 2018, 19:13 PM IST
Teens who use e-cigarettes more likely to start smoking: Study

Teens who use e-cigarettes more likely to start smoking: Study

It is the largest study to date to estimate the impact between alternative tobacco use and the subsequent start of conventional cigarette smoking in youth.

Jan 16, 2018, 14:19 PM IST
One cigarette is enough to make you an addict, says study

One cigarette is enough to make you an addict, says study

The findings from over 215,000 survey respondents provide strong support for prioritizing efforts to reduce cigarette experimentation among adolescents.

Jan 10, 2018, 17:49 PM IST
Thousands of smokers fined during Delhi Police's four-day 'Drive against Tobacco'

Thousands of smokers fined during Delhi Police's four-day 'Drive against Tobacco'

During its four-day drive against smoking in public places, Delhi Police on Wednesday said that 2723 people had been caught and fined. 

Jan 10, 2018, 15:59 PM IST
Which is worse – E-cigarettes or conventional cigarettes?

Which is worse – E-cigarettes or conventional cigarettes?

According to the recently published study, people who have been wanting to quit cigarettes can also switch to ENDS which is gradually much lesser harmful.

Jan 08, 2018, 14:20 PM IST
E-cigarettes may help smokers quit, says study

E-cigarettes may help smokers quit, says study

In the pilot study published, researchers evaluated e-cigarettes in terms of usage, product preference, changes in smoking behaviours and nicotine exposure.

Dec 30, 2017, 14:00 PM IST
Scientists identify the root of nicotine addiction, may lead to new treatments

Scientists identify the root of nicotine addiction, may lead to new treatments

Nicotine is a stimulant that works by binding to receptors widely distributed throughout the brain.

Dec 28, 2017, 20:41 PM IST
Suffering from nicotine dependence? Exercising will help you deal

Suffering from nicotine dependence? Exercising will help you deal

The research conducted on mice sheds light on the mechanism underlining exercise's protective effect against nicotine dependence and withdrawal.

Dec 21, 2017, 19:30 PM IST
Using nicotine patch during pregnancy safer than smoking, says study

Using nicotine patch during pregnancy safer than smoking, says study

Predominant guidelines worldwide recommend NRT for pregnant women who have been unable to quit smoking without medication. 

Dec 11, 2017, 18:23 PM IST
Expecting mothers, take note! Here's how exposure to smoke during pregnancy can harm your baby

Expecting mothers, take note! Here's how exposure to smoke during pregnancy can harm your baby

The team conducted a study on 376 newborns and obtained detailed information from parents about smoking exposure during pregnancy and in the home at three and 15 months of age.

Dec 07, 2017, 12:59 PM IST
Over 50% teens believe smoking cuts stress, gives them a 'cool' reputation: Survey

Over 50% teens believe smoking cuts stress, gives them a 'cool' reputation: Survey

The survey showed that over 52 percent teenagers believed that smoking helps increase concentration levels.

Dec 04, 2017, 20:09 PM IST

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