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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Tata Memorial Centre starts ‘Tobacco Quit Line’ service to help smokers quit

Tobacco users are at high risk of developing various non-communicable diseases (NCD) including cancer. As per Global Tobacco Adult Survey (GATS) the tobacco prevalence is around 29% in our country. In India 22.4 % males and 7.3% females NCD deaths are due to tobacco use. As tobacco contains nicotine which is highly addictive it is […]

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Ministry of Health launches national campaign against second-hand smoke

‘Clinical’, a 30-second Public Service Announcement (PSA), revealed how exposure to second-hand smoke causes stroke and heart disease among non-smokers and encourages smokers to protect others by quitting smoking. It is the first national tobacco control mass media campaign to promote a ‘quit smoking’ helpline According to the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS), India, 2017, […]

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