DNA: Will cigarette smoking really prevent COVID infection?

Rumors were spread among people that cigarette smokers are less prone to COVID infection. The WHO has said in its report that those who consume tobacco have a 40% to 50% higher risk of corona infection.

May 31, 2021, 23:58 PM IST

Smoking can go beyond lungs, impact quality of life

Lung cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers and a leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. People who smoke cigarettes are 15 to 30 times more likely to get lung cancer or die from lung cancer than people who do not smoke.

May 31, 2021, 14:25 PM IST

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

Pandemic stress, boredom linked to increased smoking

A US-based survey has revealed that stress, increased free time and feelings of boredom may have contributed to an increase in the number of cigarettes smoked per day during the early months of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Apr 04, 2021, 18:35 PM IST

Drinks, drugs up premature heart disease in youngsters: Study

The researcher pointed out that the use of cocaine and methamphetamine have been associated with faster cell aging and neurocognitive decline, with higher than average loss of grey matter. Recreational use of any substance was independently associated with a higher likelihood of premature and extremely premature heart disease, the team found.

Feb 16, 2021, 22:19 PM IST

Parents less aware when their kids vape than when they smoke: Study

The study also said that when parents set strong household rules about not using tobacco - applying to all residents - their children were less likely to start tobacco use. 

Oct 10, 2020, 22:22 PM IST

Cigar smokers are smoking more amid COVID-19 pandemic concern: Survey

The multi-institutional study led by researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill examined cigar smokers` perceived risk of COVID-19, quit intentions, and behaviors during the pandemic.

Aug 06, 2020, 15:33 PM IST

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