Coffee vs. cigarette: which disrupts sleep more?

A new study found that drinking coffee before bed will not affect an individual’s quality and length of sleep

Coffee vs. cigarette: which disrupts sleep more?  Many people love coffee. We do. It keeps us awake, gives a little more energy and even protect our body from health conditions such as diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and heart problems. One of the widely known effects of coffee is to keep the eyes open for extra hours. But a new study suggests that […]

Even one cigarette a day is bad for your health

There is a growing number of people only smoking a few cigarettes a day, and that’s the main reason for performing this study

Even one cigarette a day is bad for your healthA person who habitually smokes just one cigarette a day is nine times as likely to die from lung cancer as a non-smoker, and even if he or she quits at age 50, still has a 44 percent increased risk of premature death. These findings, from a large study in JAMA Internal Medicine, provide further […]

Seeing greenery helps reduce unhealthy cravings for alcohol, cigarettes and junk food

Being able to see green spaces from your home is associated with reduced cravings for alcohol, cigarettes and harmful foods, new research has shown

Seeing greenery helps reduce unhealthy cravings for alcohol, cigarettes and junk foodThe study, led by the University of Plymouth, is the first to demonstrate that passive exposure to nearby green space is linked to both lower frequencies and strengths of craving. It builds on previous research suggesting exercising in nature can reduce cravings, by demonstrating the same may be true irrespective of physical activity. Researchers say […]

E-cigarette use, flavourings may increase heart disease risk, study finds

The flavouring liquid for electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease when inhaled, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine

E-cigarette use, flavourings may increase heart disease risk, study findsThe scientists investigated the effect of the e-liquids on cells called endothelial cells that line the interior of blood vessels. They found that, when grown in a laboratory, endothelial cells exposed to the e-liquids, or to blood collected from e-cigarette users shortly after vaping, are less viable and exhibit significantly increased levels of molecules implicated […]

Smokers have higher risk for multiple strokes, reveals study

Smokers who have a stroke are much more likely to have another one if they don’t quit or at least cut back, a Chinese study suggests

Smokers have higher risk for multiple strokes, reveals studySmoking has long been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and serious cardiac events like heart attacks and strokes. But the new study sheds light on how smoking influences the risk of a second stroke in patients who already had one. Among the 3,069 stroke survivors in the study, 1,475, or 48 per […]

‘Even one cigarette’ in pregnancy can raise the risk of babies’ death, says study

It’s no surprise that smoking during pregnancy is unhealthy for the foetus - just as it’s unhealthy for the person smoking. But the powerful combination of medical research and data science has given new insights into the risks involved, specifically when it comes to babies suddenly dying in their sleep

‘Even one cigarette’ in pregnancy can raise the risk of babies’ death, says studyThe risk of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) increases with every cigarette smoked during pregnancy, according to a joint study by Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Microsoft data scientists. Further, while smoking less or quitting during pregnancy can help significantly, a risk of SUID exists even if a person stops smoking right before becoming pregnant, […]

Smoking just one cigarette a day can harm your heart

Researchers found that when compared with people who never smoke, smoking about one cigarette per day carries 40 to 50 % of the risk for coronary heart disease and stroke. The findings challenge a widely held view that smoking just a few cigarettes per day is ‘relatively safe.’

Smoking just one cigarette a day can harm your heartA BMJ report on the review — led by Allan Hackshaw, a professor at University College London in the United Kingdom — reveals that even if you smoke around one cigarette per day, your risk for stroke and coronary heart disease is “much greater than expected.” He and his colleagues calculated that the risk from […]

Teenagers! Here’s what happens to your body when you vape

Dr Preyas Vaidya, a consultant pulmonologist, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, shares the effects of vaping, and tips to tackle the craving for smoking

Teenagers! Here’s what happens to your body when you vapeIf you are trying to nip the bud and are striving hard to do so, you’re not alone. Approximately seven out of ten smokers say they want to quit smoking, but find it difficult to do so. Often, an alternative most people turn to is electronic cigarettes to transition from traditional ones. E-cigarettes are battery-based […]

The real dangers of smoking nobody tells you about

Additives don't change tobacco smoke and make it dangerous – tobacco is inherently dangerous

The real dangers of smoking nobody tells you aboutMost people don’t grasp that the chemicals produced by burning a cigarette are more harmful than the manufacturer’s additives that cigarette also contains, and many mistakenly believe filters can protect them from breathing toxic fumes, a recent study suggests. “We already knew that many people, especially smokers, think smoking might be dangerous for other people […]

No Smoking Papa: Singer Shaan encourage fathers to quit smoking through music video

The relationship between a father and a daughter is a special bond. Daughters look up to their fathers, usually subconsciously, and all dads have a special place in this world. Renowned vocalist Shaan has recently recorded a single, ‘No Smoking Papa,’ which is dedicated to the beautiful father-daughter relationship

No Smoking Papa: Singer Shaan encourage fathers to quit smoking through music videoFather of two, Bollywood singer Shaan wants all dads to pledge ‘No Smoking’ as their resolution for this year. Shaan, who had lost his father to cancer at a young age, is an ardent supporter of Anti-Tobbaco movement. He has even requested his colleagues and family not to consume tobbaco. Taking his mission to the […]
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