Spitting and smoking in public can attract fine, jail term in Maharashtra

As part of efforts to contain the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus in the state, the Maha Vikas Aghadi government has decided to take strict action against those found spitting, smoking or blowing their nose in public.

May 30, 2020, 10:58 AM IST

COPD and smoking associated with higher coronavirus COVID-19 mortality: Study

The study was published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Jaber Alqahtani of University College London, UK, and colleagues.COPD is a common, persistent dysfunction of the lung associated with a limitation in airflow.

May 18, 2020, 08:52 AM IST

Health issues during 20s may develop weaker brain, reveals study

The researchers found that people with better cardiovascular health at the beginning of the study were more likely to have higher scores on the tests of thinking and memory skills 30 years later than those with worse cardiovascular health.

Feb 27, 2020, 18:28 PM IST

Non-smoker Hina Khan found smoking tough for role

A psychological crime drama with supernatural elements, "Damaged 2" has Hina playing the role of Gauri Batra.

Dec 16, 2019, 21:12 PM IST

Here's if obesity and smoking may impact healing post-fracture surgery

A recent study has examined if obesity and smoking, which are known to impact negative effects on bone health, can also affect healing in patients, who had surgery for fractures of the wrist or the distal radius.

Nov 23, 2019, 21:07 PM IST

India's move to ban e-cigarettes flawed: Cancer experts

 Scientific institutes now acknowledge that ENDS pose significantly less health risk compared to traditional cigarettes or bidis

Aug 29, 2019, 17:16 PM IST

Smoking can trigger severe leg pain, poor wound healing

The study found that compared with never-smokers, those who smoked for more than 40 pack-years had roughly four times more risk for peripheral artery disease, versus 2.1 times and 1.8 times more risk for coronary heart disease and stroke, respectively.

Jul 29, 2019, 16:24 PM IST

53% smokers between 20-30 years

 According to the World Health Organization (WHO), India is home to 12 per cent of the world's smokers.

Jul 10, 2019, 17:44 PM IST

Telugu actor Ram Pothineni fined Rs 200 for smoking in public place

The young actor, who has acted in several Telugu films, was "found smoking" at the venue of the shooting for his upcoming film 'iSmart Shankar' during a break, police said.

Jun 25, 2019, 07:44 AM IST

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

'Yellow line' campaign in Chhattisgarh on World No Tobacco Day

The 'Yellow Line Campaign' is aimed at making people aware about the adverse effects of consumption of tobacco and its products, and preventing the young generation from getting addicted to it. 

May 27, 2019, 15:32 PM IST

Delhi police to act strictly against those found smoking in railway stations

The Delhi Police will take strict action against those found smoking in railway stations, officials said on Sunday.

Nov 25, 2018, 19:27 PM IST

Pregnant woman killed for objecting to smoking in train

The woman had an argument with her co-passenger who was smoking. The situation heated up and eventually flared out of control.

Nov 10, 2018, 16:08 PM IST

Actors who smoke on-screen may soon feature in anti-smoking short films

A Shyam Benegal-led committee has reportedly suggested that short films could be made to convey anti-smoking message to viewers.

Aug 12, 2018, 15:43 PM IST

Passive smoking dangerous for pregnant women, causes stillbirths

An analysis revealed that in Armenia, Indonesia, Jordan, Bangladesh and Nepal more than 50% of pregnant women reported exposure to household secondhand smoke.

Jul 21, 2018, 14:20 PM IST

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 14, 2018, 16:44 PM IST