World No Tobacco Day: Smokers face 50% higher risk of developing severe disease, death from COVID-19, says WHO

"Quitting is the best thing smokers can do to lower their risk from this coronavirus, as well as the risk of developing cancers, heart disease and respiratory illnesses," WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. 

May 31, 2021, 07:44 AM IST

DNA: Smokers less vulnerable to COVID-19 infection

The survey suggested smoking may be protective, despite COVID-19 being a respiratory disease, due to its role in increasing the mucous production that may be acting as the first line of defence among the smoking population.

May 24, 2021, 22:46 PM IST

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

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

Smokers in Delhi fined

Jan 11, 2018, 20:23 PM IST

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

Smoking, alcohol consumption can make you look older than your age: Study

Heavy drinking and smoking are linked to visible signs of physical ageing and the consequences reflect on a person's face, sooner or later.

Nov 17, 2017, 14:05 PM IST

Smoking cigarettes can harm your intestines, says study

Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining of the digestive tract causing severe pain.

Nov 01, 2017, 13:57 PM IST

This company will give you extra holidays if you are a non-smoker

The firm named Piala Inc, introduced the new paid leave allowance in September after getting a complaint from non-smokers that they were working more than their colleagues who smoked.

Oct 31, 2017, 18:29 PM IST

Smokers with HIV more at risk of lung cancer than AIDS: Study

Researchers found that smoking and HIV together put people at risk of developing lung cancer at a rate even higher than that among smokers not infected with HIV.

Sep 19, 2017, 15:38 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

Despite being aware of grave health issues, smokers find it difficult to quit: Study

Smokers are 178 per cent more likely to suffer from mental stress than non-smokers, according to the study titled 'Choose Life'.

Aug 14, 2017, 13:48 PM IST

Smoking ups anxiety, affects brain's ability to suppress fear

Scientists have found that tobacco smoke can impair the brain`s ability to repress fear-related memories, leaving smokers less able to deal with fear and anxiety after a traumatic event.

Jul 29, 2017, 16:12 PM IST

Lung cancer: Thousands of Australians to undergo regular chest scans for early detection

In the trial, people at a high risk of developing lung cancer, predominantly heavy smokers over 55, will undergo regular computer tomography (CT) scans to see if it can detect the disease before it becomes deadly.

Jun 20, 2017, 14:23 PM IST

Ban on sale of loose cigarettes will help cut smoking in India: Survey

WHO data reveals tobacco use kills more than 7 million people every year and costs households and governments over US$ 1.4 trillion through healthcare expenditure and lost productivity.

May 31, 2017, 14:16 PM IST

Marijuana use linked to poorer school performance

The human brain actively develops until a person reaches his or her early twenties. 

May 13, 2017, 00:54 AM IST

Quit-smoking drug safe for patients with chronic lung conditions

Experts have said that smokers with smoking-related diseases should be prescribed the drug to stop their illness from progressing.

May 11, 2017, 00:22 AM IST

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.

Apr 22, 2017, 21:34 PM IST

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.

Mar 09, 2017, 09:50 AM IST

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.


Feb 23, 2017, 13:57 PM IST