Vaping may harm fertility in young women, finds study

E-cigarette usage may impair fertility and pregnancy outcomes, according to a mouse study published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society

Vaping may harm fertility in young women, finds studyMany young and pregnant women are using e-cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking, but little is known about the effects on fertility and pregnancy outcomes. E-cigarettes are driving increases in tobacco product use among youth. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of middle and high school students using e-cigarettes […]

Warnings on individual cigarettes could reduce smoking, suggests new study

Health warnings printed on individual cigarettes could play a key role in reducing smoking, according to new research from the University of Stirling

Warnings on individual cigarettes could reduce smoking, suggests new studyExperts from Stirling’s Institute of Social Marketing examined smokers’ perceptions of the warning ‘Smoking kills’ on individual cigarettes – as opposed to the message only appearing on packs. The team, led by Dr Crawford Moodie, found that smokers felt the innovative approach has the potential to discourage smoking among young people, those starting to smoke, […]

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 vape  If 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 […]

Smoking may limit body’s ability to fight dangerous form of skin cancer reveals study

Melanoma patients with a history of smoking cigarettes are 40 per cent less likely to survive their skin cancer than people who have never smoked, according to a report funded by Cancer Research UK

Smoking may limit body’s ability to fight dangerous form of skin cancer reveals studyThe study of more than 700 melanoma patients mainly from the north of England, and published today in Cancer Research, provides evidence to suggest that smoking may blight the immune response against melanoma and reduce survival. These new findings from researchers at the University of Leeds provide another reason why people should try to give […]

Use of both cigarettes and e-cigarettes linked to poor sleep among smokers

Use of traditional cigarettes or e-cigarettes was linked with more sleep difficulties in a recent Journal of Sleep Research study

Use of both cigarettes and e-cigarettes linked to poor sleep among smokersThe study included 1,664 college students, 41% of whom reported ever trying or currently using e-cigarettes and 29% of whom reported ever trying or currently using traditional cigarettes. Across all groups, average sleep scores indicated poor sleep for most students. Similar to traditional cigarette smokers, e-cigarette users reported worse sleep than individuals who did not […]

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 […]
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