Vaping may impair mucus clearance from airways: Study

The study, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, found that exposing human airway cells to e-cigarette vapour containing nicotine in culture resulted in a decreased ability to move mucus or phlegm across the surface. This phenomenon is called "mucociliary dysfunction".

Jun 07, 2019, 12:37 PM IST

New drugs may help smokers reduce their consumption of tobacco

The researchers have tested their candidate drugs to make sure they do not disrupt other major enzymes that help the body metabolise other substances.

Aug 28, 2018, 12:48 PM IST

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

Cigars as harmful as cigarettes, says study

Researchers find that the level of nicotine found in small cigar smoke is similar to or greater than cigarette smoke.

Nov 23, 2017, 14:10 PM IST

Women find it harder to quit smoking, study explains why

The researchers set up a 13-week experiment during which they administered nicotine-infused water to mice.

Nov 02, 2017, 12:32 PM IST

Can nicotine reduction help in curbing addiction?

The research focuses on the relationship between behavior and health, particularly in disadvantaged populations, a group that is "overrepresented" among smokers, according to the study`s authors.

Aug 24, 2017, 09:38 AM IST

World No Tobacco Day: Here are 7 best tips to kick the butt

The fact is that addiction to nicotine not only harms your body, but also your personal, professional and social life.

May 31, 2017, 11:01 AM IST

World No Tobacco Day 2017: Tobacco kills one person every six seconds; health effect of smoking and nicotine

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), tobacco uses kill nearly six million people in a year.

May 31, 2017, 09:36 AM IST

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.

Apr 09, 2017, 14:10 PM IST

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.

Feb 13, 2017, 11:37 AM IST

Yoga helps tobacco addicts quit nicotine products: Study

A new study have found that nearly eighty-five per cent of tobacco addicts can quit the habit of consuming nicotine products just by doing yoga and meditation.

Nov 08, 2016, 20:12 PM IST

New treatment to beat nicotine addiction a step closer

Researchers have crystallised and determined the 3D structure of a protein that could help them develop new treatments by understanding nicotine's molecular effects.

Oct 06, 2016, 00:31 AM IST

E-cigarettes can help kick the habit, say Indian researchers

More than one million Indians reportedly die annually because of smoking, making it the fourth leading cause of death due to non-communicable diseases (NCD) in the country.

Oct 03, 2016, 14:50 PM IST

Unknown exposure to second-hand smoke may cause early death

US researchers have identified a new biomarker which revealed that known and unknown exposure to second-hand smoke may lead to an increased risk of mortality in non-smokers.

Sep 28, 2016, 00:44 AM IST

Nicotine sans tobacco may ward off Alzheimer's disease: Study

 Nicotine -- when given independent of tobacco -- could help protect the brain as it ages and even ward off neuro-degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease, US researchers have said.

Sep 22, 2016, 00:22 AM IST

Karnataka becomes third state to ban e-cigarettes in the country

Health Minister UT Khader said that the decision has been taken on the recommendation of the committee on cancer prevention.

Jun 17, 2016, 09:10 AM IST

Now, smoking shows you the way to weight loss!

In an experiment conducted by scientists, self-consumption of nicotine by rats has resulted in weight loss.

May 19, 2016, 09:12 AM IST

Candy-flavoured e-cigarette ads can influence school kids

E-cigarettes are now the most commonly consumed nicotine product amongst children in countries with strong tobacco control policies, the study pointed out.

Jan 18, 2016, 13:31 PM IST

DNA changes affect nicotine consumption: Study

They used genetic engineering techniques to remove one or both copies of the beta-3 gene.

Jan 08, 2016, 12:35 PM IST

Smoking, an escape to `drowse-free` alcoholism

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

Oct 28, 2015, 10:33 AM IST