Watch: Man encourages little kid to smoke, latter coughs it out
Watch: Man encourages little kid to smoke, latter coughs it out

The man, carrying a boy on his lap, is seen lighting biddi in child's mouth and encouraging him to smoke it out.

E-cigarette ads may up usage among teens

E-cigarettes advertisements may not be good for young adults as a new study has revealed that these ads may enhance curiosity and usage among them.

Smoking makes you less intelligent

You may want to quit smoking as a new study has suggested that smoking dumbs down the brain and kicking the habit will make you smarter.

World COPD Day: Short of breath? Get screened for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

If you find it unusually hard to breathe during exercise or just after taking a flight of stairs, better get screened for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a progressive lung disease, suggest doctors.

How obesity spreads among members of social network!

Not just emotions but any information is "contagious" on social networks that can even trigger the spread of real-world human behaviour like smoking and obesity, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin.

Himachal bans sale of loose cigarettes

The state of Himachal Pradesh has banned sale of loose cigarettes and bidis.

Anti-smoking messages can backfire: Study

The findings highlight the potential for negative stereotypes to backfire, especially when it comes to public health campaigns.

Smoking, an escape to `drowse-free` alcoholism

Researchers have found that nicotine cancels out the sleep-inducing effects of alcohol.

Identifying signs of faster ageing

 A new gene research has identified the signs of faster ageing process.

Smokers at greater risk of codeine addiction

A new research has revealed that nicotine gives brain more codeine relief, putting smokers at a higher risk for addiction.

What accelerates ageing in smokers

 A team of Japanese researchers has decoded the mechanism behind what accelerates ageing in smokers.

Teenage boy killed by minors for refusing to share smoke

A teenage boy was allegedly murdered by two minor boys in Bhiwandi area here over a scuffle on sharing smoke, police said on Wednesday.

Smoking, binge boozing linked to epigenetic signs of aging

Smoking and heavy alcohol use cause epigenetic changes to DNA that reflect accelerated biological aging in distinct, measurable ways.

'Proper eye care, food habits can prevent vision loss'

Many eye diseases have no early warning signs or symptoms, but a dilated exam can detect eye diseases in their early stages before vision loss occurs.

US launches anti-smoking campaign targeting 'hip-hop' teens

'Fresh Empire' is part of the FDA's ongoing efforts to combat tobacco uptake and use among youth.

Grandmom's smoking may increase asthma risk in grandkids

 Children with grandmothers who smoked during pregnancy may have an increased risk of asthma even if their mothers did not smoke, according to a new study.

Reduced-nicotine cigarettes cuts urge of smoking

A new study has revealed that reduced-nicotine cigarettes decrease the dependence and frequency of smoking.

Quit smoking to stay sober

 If you are trying to stop drinking, giving up cigarettes would help you stay sober, suggests new research.

Smoking in cars carrying children illegal in UK from tomorrow

Smoking in cars while travelling along with children in the UK will be banned from tomorrow and could attract fines of up to 2,500 pounds, in a bid to protect under 18-year-olds from the dangers of second-hand smoke.

Grandma's smoking habit ups asthma risk in grandkids

 If grandmothers smoked while they were pregnant, there was an increased risk of asthma in grand-children even if their mothers did not smoke during pregnancy, a significant study has revealed.