Smoking

Before picking up that 'healthy' e-cigarette, READ THIS

A new study led by an Indian-origin scientist warns that electronic-cigarettes containing nicotine are potentially as harmful as unfiltered tobacco smoking.

Jun 12, 2017, 20:30 PM IST

HIV patients indulging in tobacco-use at double the risk of death, warns study!

Researchers at the University of York in the UK said that tobacco use is emerging as a 'silent killer' for HIV patients and is more common among HIV positive people than HIV negative individuals.

Jun 02, 2017, 19:11 PM IST

Mothers-to-be, take note! Smoking during pregnancy may harm babies' liver

A new study has revealed that smoking cigarettes during pregnancy may cause damage to foetal organs, especially to the liver.

May 31, 2017, 21:19 PM IST

Youngsters beware! Smoking may cause low bone density

Low bone density is a condition which may lead to an increased risk of developing osteoporosis.

May 31, 2017, 21:08 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

World No Tobacco Day: Here are 7 best tips to kick the butt

The fact is that addiction to nicotine not only harms your body, but also your personal, professional and social life.

May 31, 2017, 11:01 AM IST

World No Tobacco Day 2017: Tobacco kills one person every six seconds; health effect of smoking and nicotine

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), tobacco uses kill nearly six million people in a year.

May 31, 2017, 09:36 AM IST

Smoking doesn't see how old you are: 23-year-old suffers severe heart attack

The patient, Anshul Pandey (name changed to protect identity), was hale and a hearty youngster when he was presented to the team of doctors with acute chest pain with no previous medical records. 

May 26, 2017, 17:17 PM IST

Do you feel safer smoking 'light' cigarettes? Your chances of lung cancer are higher!

Cigarettes labelled as lights, milds, or low-tar – also known as high-ventilation (light) cigarettes – are generally considered to have a lighter, less pronounced flavour, lower levels of tar, nicotine, or other chemicals than regular cigarettes. They are thus marketed by the tobacco industry as a "healthier" option.

May 22, 2017, 23:57 PM IST

Journalists' passion for their profession makes them the go-getters they are, says study

The job of a journalist is more often than not, a pressurising one, but that doesn't affect them, say researchers. 

May 21, 2017, 17:22 PM IST

Men, women who indulge in tobacco-use may be at risk of losing their fertility, warn doctors

Fertility experts have said tobacco and other types of narcotics can also cause occurrence of early menopause in women.

May 21, 2017, 14:40 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

Colorectal cancer: Things that can increase your risk

The results based on a colon cancer risk assessment survey, show that a healthy lifestyle can help reduce the risk of the disease. 

May 08, 2017, 14:28 PM IST

Yellow nails: Know the common causes for it!

Well, our nails depicts a lot about our health such as deficiency of nutrients or an underlying infection.

Apr 29, 2017, 17:39 PM IST

Smokers rejoice! E-cigarettes can help you kick the butt

The study suggest that e-cigarettes may provide a safer alternative to smokers than the traditional cigarettes.

Apr 28, 2017, 18:14 PM IST

Obesity not smoking responsible for shortening your life, says study

The researchers from Cleveland Clinic and New York University School of Medicine found that obesity resulted in as much as 47 percent more life-years lost than tobacco, and tobacco caused similar life-years lost as high blood pressure.

Apr 23, 2017, 20:02 PM 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

Laryngeal cancer: Active or passive smoking leads to cancer in 'voice box'

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) tobacco use nearly kills six million people worldwide each year. 

Apr 19, 2017, 11:29 AM IST

China, you have been warned: WHO estimates 200 million smoking-related deaths this century!

The calculation includes both the direct costs of treating tobacco-related illness and the indirect costs such as lost work productivity.

Apr 14, 2017, 20:31 PM IST