Smoking at home becomes a punishable offence

Not in India, but in Thailand! The law aims at curbing smoking at home which might be hazardous for others’ health residing under the same roof. In that case it will be considered as a ‘domestic violence’

Smoking at home becomes a punishable offenceSmoking is injurious to health and that’s almost a universally known fact! Still, there are several people around the world who smoke frequently by choice, addiction or for amusement. But smoking not just affects the one who ‘takes a drag’ but also the people around. Passive smoking kills almost 600,000 people worldwide every year, states […]

Quit smoking with these simple tricks

From adding certain foods to your diet to trying new activities, read on to see the best ways that could help you quit smoking

Quit smoking with these simple tricksIt is never too late to quit smoking. There are a number of ways that have been proven effective to help people break the bad habit and maintain a healthy lifestyle. How to quit smoking Play Find something that will require your attention. Learn how to bake or try hiking, cycling, basketball or any new […]

P.D. Hinduja Hospital starts signature campaign for Mumbai’s first ‘No Smoking Street’

More than 3,500 (as of now), Mumbaikars pledge their support via the signature campaign to declare a part of the iconic Cadel Road (Veer Savarkar Marg) as a no smoking street 

P.D. Hinduja Hospital starts signature campaign for Mumbai’s first ‘No Smoking Street’P. D. Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre announced the launch of a first of its kind initiative in the city, a proposal for Mumbai’s first ‘No Smoking Street.’ The hospital proposes to declare the 1.8 km stretch on Cadel road between the Kaapad Bazaar Junction (including the PN Kotnis Rd) and Chaityabhoomi (Sant Dyaneshwar […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Follow these 5 simple habits which can help increase your life expectancy

Want to prolong your life expectancy by more than a decade? A new study suggests that you can do just that by following these five healthy habits: never smoke, maintain a healthy body-mass index, keep up moderate to vigorous exercise, don't drink too much alcohol, and eat a healthy diet

Follow these 5 simple habits which can help increase your life expectancyAt an average of 79.3 years, Americans have a shorter life expectancy when compared to other high-income nations. But new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston has outlined healthy lifestyle factors that may be able to increase this figure. Adhering to those five lifestyle factors at age 50, compared […]

Even one cigarette a day increases your risk of heart disease and stroke

Tobacco consumed in any form, smoked, swallowed, or chewed, poses multiple hazards to health. In addition to increasing the risk of cancer, it is closely linked to coronary heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, and stroke

Even one cigarette a day increases your risk of heart disease and strokeCigarette smoke is commonly associated with lung cancer and lung ailments. But smoking and chewing tobacco is also the second most common cause of cardiac illness.  As per statistics, tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure contribute to approximately 12% of all heart disease deaths. Tobacco use is the second leading cause of cardiovascular disease, after […]

No smoking: Meet Disha, a girl who aims to make India a tobacco-free country

Disha Tiwari is a 14-year-old girl on a mission, unlike other girls her age, who bury themselves in books or are busy clicking selfies at their favourite spots. Disha has no time to kill. She is tirelessly working to raise awareness about the ill-effects of smoking and helps in encouraging and helping people quit smoking

No smoking: Meet Disha, a girl who aims to make India a tobacco-free countrySo far, in our series of strong independent women who are working for noble causes, we have featured women who have made a contribution to the medical world through their selfless services. We have also included women who are working for the betterment of society, who are associated with various social causes and making a […]

Chemical in cigarette smoke may damage visions, cautions study

US researchers have highlighted a connection between cadmium exposure and impaired contrast sensitivity. Writing in JAMA Ophthalmology, scientists described their findings from an observational study of 1983 participants from the Beaver Dam Offspring Study

Chemical in cigarette smoke may damage visions, cautions studyExposure to a chemical in tobacco smoke could make it more difficult for people to see in low-contrast conditions, such as low light, fog or glare, a new study suggests. Researchers found that higher levels of cadmium in the blood were associated with diminished contrast sensitivity, they report in JAMA Ophthalmology. “This particular aspect of […]
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