How parents may be exposing kids to second-hand smoke

The research team interviewed 65 parents and found many false assumptions and a lack of awareness of where and when the children were exposed to cigarette smoke.

Nov 17, 2017, 18:04 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

Chennai girl enters Forbes '30 under 30' list for her tool to fight smoking

Akshaya Shanmugam holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering in Anna University, Chennai and a Master’s degree and PhD from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Nov 16, 2017, 17:42 PM IST

Scientists decode why smokers find it hard to quit

Researchers examined the withdrawal responses in millimeter-long roundworms Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans), which get hooked on nicotine just like humans.

Nov 09, 2017, 15:24 PM IST

Smoking, drinking may cause failures in dental fillings

The results, published in the journal Frontiers in Medicine, suggest that genetic analysis might help dentists to personalise treatments for their patients, which could lead to improved outcomes.

Nov 07, 2017, 19:03 PM IST

Smokers may find it easier to quit with help of online social networks: Study

A key finding was that increasing integration into the social network was a significant predictor of subsequent abstinence, researchers said.

Nov 06, 2017, 19:12 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

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

Delhi Hookah bars comes under government scanner, licences to be revoked

The licences of several hotels and restaurants serving hookah under the garb of herbal materials will be cancelled, the Delhi government said on Tuesday.

Oct 31, 2017, 19:42 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

Researchers link use of e-cigarettes in teens with cigarette smoking later

 The study only looked at smoking initiation related to e-cigarettes and not the possible impact of e-cigarettes on smoking cessation.

Oct 30, 2017, 16:32 PM IST

Vapes, e-cigarettes as bad as cigarettes: Study

New research challenges the concept that switching to e-cigarettes is a healthier alternative.

Oct 22, 2017, 19:15 PM IST

Oral intimation ups men's risk of head and neck cancer

The researchers analysed data from 13,089 people, aged 20-69, taking part in the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) who had been tested for oral HPV infection.

Oct 22, 2017, 19:12 PM IST

Warning: Passive smoking has this serious hidden health risk!

Second-hand smoke is harmful to children and babies as well and can exacerbate the onset of sudden unexplained death in infants (SUDI), bronchitis, pneumonia, and asthma.

Oct 10, 2017, 12:58 PM IST

Switching to e-cigarettes could reduce mortality rate, says study

A death is notched up as premature when a person departs before their expected age — say 75 or 80 depending on the country — and is usually preventable through a healthier lifestyle.

Oct 03, 2017, 14:58 PM IST

Pregnant and unable to quit smoking? Try text messaging

 Researchers recruited pregnant women who were already enrolled in an established text messaging programme called "Text4baby".  

Oct 02, 2017, 19:07 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

Are e-cigarettes safe for teens? It may double the risk of tobacco smoking

E-cigarettes can contain nicotine but not many of the harmful substances produced by smoking tobacco such as tar or carbon monoxide. 

Sep 18, 2017, 18:05 PM IST

Impact of third-hand smoke on brain, liver can become worse with time

The findings, published in the journal Clinical Science, suggest that third-hand smoke toxins could be damaging to liver and brain tissues.

Sep 17, 2017, 17:05 PM IST

Is it hard to quit smoking? Running can help you get rid of it

A study has claimed that running can help you get rid of this bad habit and save your health.

Sep 14, 2017, 11:23 AM IST