Just trying one cigarette can get you hooked on to smoking, says study

Two-thirds of people who try a cigarette go on to become daily smokers, a new study has found. Researchers found that 69% of people who had ever tried a cigarette had gone on to become a daily smoker, even if just temporarily

Just trying one cigarette can get you hooked on to smoking, says studyAt least 3 out of 5 people who try a cigarette become daily smokers, suggests to a study. The findings from over 215,000 survey respondents provide strong support for prioritising efforts to reduce cigarette experimentation among adolescents. Lead researcher Professor Peter Hajek from Queen Mary said: “This is the first time that the remarkable hold […]

Tomatoes can help restore lung damage caused by smoking, suggest study

Compared with adults who consumed fewer than one serving of fruit or one tomato per day, those who ate more than three portions of fruit or more than two tomatoes experienced slower lung function decline

Tomatoes can help restore lung damage caused by smoking, suggest studyThe Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD, conducted the study. The findings were published in the European Respiratory Journal. Every year, around 55.4 per cent of all adult smokers attempt to quit smoking. Smoking cessation dramatically reduces the risk of disease, including lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) […]

Do you look older, than you are? Here’s probably why

An aging face is one of the most common insecurities men seek to correct cosmetically, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Think creams, peels, and even Botox injections. But your wallet will be a lot better off if you make an active effort to prevent premature aging in the first place. Nix these six habits from your routine, and watch the years slip off your mug

Do you look older, than you are? Here’s probably whyJust like death and taxes, growing older is inevitable. But ageing before your time? That’s something that can be under your control. Turns out, many of the habits you do every day—some you probably don’t even recognize you’re doing—might be making you look way older than your years. And that’s a big problem: An ageing […]

Govt to act on e-cigarettes and hookah?

Ask concerned MP’s at the Rajya Sabha during a session to which Minister of Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda gave a detailed reply. While giving this information, the minister gave an assurance of taking action as soon as possible. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of Maharashtra has sent a letter to the Centre regarding the e-cigarette ban

Govt to act on e-cigarettes and hookah?There have been rampant cases of hookah as well as e-cigarettes smoking in the country. E-cigarette and hookah got more and more young generation into its addiction. The MPs raised the issue in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. To the questions asked by the MP’s, the Minister of Health and Family Welfare replied, “Government of […]

Chapter on tobacco control to be a part of CBSE syllabus?

It is a known fact that tobacco consumption is harmful for health. In order to curb people from having tobacco, the additional director (Health), Tobacco Control Department in Delhi, has written three letters already asking the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) to include a chapter regarding tobacco control in CBSE schools to create awareness among children

Chapter on tobacco control to be a part of CBSE syllabus?There have been repeated discussions about how it is important for us to get our children to understand the ill-effects of consuming tobacco. Again, the State tobacco control cell in Delhi, has written to the NCERT asking them to include a chapter on tobacco control in CBSE schools so as to tackle the menace. Dr […]

Control these factors to prevent cancer risk

The study authors remind the public of the four key factors that everyone can keep in check: body weight, alcohol consumption, diet, and physical activity. The combined influence of these four factors made up nearly 14 per cent of cancer risk in women and over 22 per cent in men

Control these factors to prevent cancer riskThe new research examined a total of 1,570,975 cancer cases, 587,521 of which resulted in death. During the analysis, 26 cancer types and 17 risk factors were analysed. These 17 risk factors are called “modifiable” because people can take active measures to change them. In the new study, such factors included: alcohol intake smoking (both […]

Women: Here’s why passive smoking is injurious to your health

Being exposed to second-hand smoke affects an adult’s heart and blood vessels directly. Adult non-smokers, who live with smokers, are at about 25 per cent more risk of developing a heart disease. Smoking can also affects the foetus which can be dangerous, as it may lead to foetal growth retardation

Women: Here’s why passive smoking is injurious to your healthWomen are catching up with men in every field and even surpassing them in some. Today, women have outperformed men in many fields and one of them is the consumption of tobacco. According to various studies, India now has around 12.1 million women smokers and lags behind the United States in this segment. While the […]

Heart health: Youth at a higher risk of heart disease due to smoking and other vices

The increase in heart disease in younger adults are caused due to habits of smoking, stress (work and non-work related), unhealthy diet, lack of sufficient physical activity and excess consumption of salt and packaged food, in some cases

Heart health: Youth at a higher risk of heart disease due to smoking and other vicesDeaths caused due to heart disease are usually attributed to the adult population. What is less known is that young adults are not spared of this main cause of death worldwide. The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) conducted a study to find the reasons for youth being susceptible to heart diseases and […]

New study says teenagers avoiding sex, alcohol, and driving like never before

A recent study reveals that nowadays teenagers prefer to sit at home, say no to drugs and alcohol, and scroll through a litany of social media apps, as compared to teens from the past generations

New study says teenagers avoiding sex, alcohol, and driving like never beforeToday’s teenagers don’t seem to care much about hitting the open road, scoring a six-pack with a fake ID, or asking their peers out on dates. According to a recent study from psychologists Jean Twenge and Heejung Park, teenagers instead prefer to sit at home, say no to drugs and alcohol, and scroll through a […]

Smoking is injurious to your weight, warn experts

Mumbai doctors have recently completed a study titled ‘Choose Life’ that states how cigarette smoking can not only affect a person psychologically and physically but also can result in over-eating or under-eating

Smoking is injurious to your weight, warn expertsSmoking is injurious to health, is a warning that all of us have come across, at least once in our lifetime. In regards with this, city doctors have now completed a study ‘Choose Life’ released by leading pulmonologists and chest physicians from Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore, the study states how cigarette smoking can not only […]