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

Cigarette 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 […]

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Heavy smoking causes faces to look older, finds study

Louise Millard of the University of Bristol and colleagues report these findings in a new study published 31st October in PLOS Genetics. Some people carry one or two copies of a genetic variant that is associated with heavier tobacco use. To identify the effects of the heavier smoking, scientists can separate out the effects of […]

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Smoking at home becomes a punishable offence

Smoking 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 […]

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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 […]

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

Deaths 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 […]

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

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

At 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 […]

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