Smoking

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

Tobacco industry makes over USD 9,000 with every smoker's death: Report

The increase in tobacco-related disease and death has been outpaced by the increase in industry profits.

Mar 13, 2018, 17:41 PM IST

Smoking on rise among young Indian women: Assocham

More and more young working women across metropolitan cities in India are resorting to smoking.

Mar 09, 2018, 17:50 PM IST

Watch: Orangutan in Indonesian zoo caught smoking a cigarette

This is not the first that a zoo orangutan has been caught sneaking a smoke in Indonesia, which has an abysmal record of animal protection and one of the world's highest smoking rates.

Mar 09, 2018, 10:46 AM IST

Study associates e-cigarettes with increased risk of pneumonia

The study published in the European Respiratory Journal did not directly compare vaping's effect to that of smoking tobacco cigarettes.

Feb 08, 2018, 10:26 AM 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

Teens who use e-cigarettes more likely to start smoking: Study

It is the largest study to date to estimate the impact between alternative tobacco use and the subsequent start of conventional cigarette smoking in youth.

Jan 16, 2018, 14:19 PM IST

One cigarette is enough to make you an addict, says study

The findings from over 215,000 survey respondents provide strong support for prioritizing efforts to reduce cigarette experimentation among adolescents.

Jan 10, 2018, 17:49 PM IST

Thousands of smokers fined during Delhi Police's four-day 'Drive against Tobacco'

During its four-day drive against smoking in public places, Delhi Police on Wednesday said that 2723 people had been caught and fined. 

Jan 10, 2018, 15:59 PM IST

Which is worse – E-cigarettes or conventional cigarettes?

According to the recently published study, people who have been wanting to quit cigarettes can also switch to ENDS which is gradually much lesser harmful.

Jan 08, 2018, 14:20 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

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

Suffering from nicotine dependence? Exercising will help you deal

The research conducted on mice sheds light on the mechanism underlining exercise's protective effect against nicotine dependence and withdrawal.

Dec 21, 2017, 19:30 PM IST

Using nicotine patch during pregnancy safer than smoking, says study

Predominant guidelines worldwide recommend NRT for pregnant women who have been unable to quit smoking without medication. 

Dec 11, 2017, 18:23 PM IST

Expecting mothers, take note! Here's how exposure to smoke during pregnancy can harm your baby

The team conducted a study on 376 newborns and obtained detailed information from parents about smoking exposure during pregnancy and in the home at three and 15 months of age.

Dec 07, 2017, 12:59 PM IST

Over 50% teens believe smoking cuts stress, gives them a 'cool' reputation: Survey

The survey showed that over 52 percent teenagers believed that smoking helps increase concentration levels.

Dec 04, 2017, 20:09 PM IST

US tobacco firms to publish anti-smoking ads in dailies

The accusations were based on a special law called the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organisations Act (RICO), initially promulgated to combat organised crime groups like the mafia.

Nov 23, 2017, 19:00 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

Rise in smoking-related illnesses urges Australia to sue tobacco industry

An estimated 2.6 million adult Australians were smokers in 2014, and smoking remains the country's leading preventable cause of death and disease.

Nov 20, 2017, 11:13 AM IST

Health ministry to issue advisory on risks of e-smoking

The advisory is likely to mention that products such as e-cigarettes, electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), nicotine and flavoured hookah are extremely harmful to health and that they have not been approved in any form by the ministry of health and family welfare.

Nov 19, 2017, 17:45 PM IST