Sweet smells can help curb cigarette cravings, finds study  

If trying to quit smoking has become a bit of a challenge, researchers advise sniffing peppermint, coffee, and vanilla to curb the craving for cigarettes

Sweet smells can help curb cigarette cravings, finds study  As health officials search for novels ways to help cigarette smokers kick the habit, they may want to consider enlisting the power of smell. Researchers found that smokers exposed to pleasant olfactory cues, like the scents of chocolate, lemon, or vanilla, had less intense cigarette cravings than those exposed to a neutral smell or the […]

Heavy cigarette smoking could damage your vision, warn researchers

A new study, conducted by a Rutgers researcher, finds that smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day can damage vision. The research was published in the journal Psychiatry Research

Heavy cigarette smoking could damage your vision, warn researchersNew research suggests that smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day may damage a person’s vision and disrupt their ability to see colours. In a study comparing smokers and non-smokers, Dr Steven Silverstein and colleagues from Rutgers University found that smokers could not differentiate between colours as well as non-smokers could and were less able […]

Lung cancer risk drops significantly within five years of quitting cigarettes

New research has found that quitting smoking can substantially reduce the risk of lung cancer within five years although also warns that ex-smokers still have a greater risk of the disease even years later

Lung cancer risk drops significantly within five years of quitting cigarettesJust because you stopped smoking years ago doesn’t mean you’re out of the woods when it comes to developing lung cancer. That’s the ‘bad’ news. The good news is your risk of lung cancer drops substantially within five years of quitting. These are the main findings of a new analysis of the landmark Framingham Heart […]

Conceiving takes longer in smokers

Smoking appears to accelerate loss of eggs, reproductive function and may advance menopause by several years

Conceiving takes longer in smokersThe health risks of tobacco smoking are well known with regard to diseases of the heart, lungs, and blood vessels. Substantial harmful effects of cigarette smoke on fertility have become apparent, but are not generally appreciated. Cigarette smoking has a negative impact on the ability to become pregnant and carry a pregnancy to term. Impact […]

Mumbai: 44% school-going children are addicted to smoking

Prince Aly Khan Hospital, Mazgaon, Mumbai, conducted a survey in the government and private schools. As per the survey, in all 27 per cent children are into cigarette smoking. Boys smoke more compared to the girls. The survey was conducted between December 2016 and February 2017, amongst the age group of 14

Mumbai: 44% school-going children are addicted to smoking  Mumbai’s Prince Aly Khan Hospital’s Health Service Aga Khan, had conducted a survey amongst school-going children regarding cigarette smoking. The survey revealed that 44.4 percent of government school children are addicted to cigarette smoking. The survey revealed: 27% children are addicted to cigarette smoking 6.3% children consume hookah 24% children are addicted to tobacco […]

‘Reducing the size of warnings, a setback in tobacco control’: Experts

In October this year, Guwahati High Court squashed the anti-tobacco law in Assam. Yesterday, the Karnataka High Court declared the Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling) Amendment Rule, 2014 as unconstitutional. With these struck down laws, health experts say it will be a setback for the tobacco control measures

‘Reducing the size of warnings, a setback in tobacco control’: ExpertsOn Friday, the Karnataka High Court declared the Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling) Amendment Rule, 2014 as unconstitutional. The Act enhanced the 85 per cent pictorial warnings on the packets of cigarette and other tobacco products in order to make it clear and quite visible. This came as a major blow to […]

Here’s the real reason why it is so hard to quit smoking

Researchers have found that a previously dismissed genetic mechanism may contribute to nicotine dependence and to the withdrawal effects that can make quitting smoking so difficult

Here’s the real reason why it is so hard to quit smokingScientists have identified a genetic pathway that contributes to nicotine addiction and makes it difficult for smokers to kick the butt. Researchers at the University of Michigan in the US examined withdrawal responses in the millimetre-long roundworms called Caenorhabditis elegans, which get hooked on nicotine just like humans. The study, published in the journal Cell […]

‘NGO’s write to PM Modi, warns about environmental dangers of tobacco

Cigarette and bidi butts, being non-biodegradable, pollute air, water and land through their presence and contribute to the danger of fires breaking out. Tobacco cultivation ranks high on the hazards of deforestation, soil quality depletion and degradation

‘NGO’s write to PM Modi, warns about environmental dangers of tobaccoKeeping World Environment Day (June 05) as the backdrop, the newly formed ‘Coalition Against Tobacco’ wrote to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, highlighting the environmental dangers and degradations at multiple levels due to the activities of production and processing of tobacco. The ‘Coalition Against Tobacco’ is a representative body formed by the collaboration of […]