Lung cancer risk drops significantly within five years of quitting cigarettes

New research has found that quitting smoking can substantially reduce the risk of lung cancer within five years although also warns that ex-smokers still have a greater risk of the disease even years later

Lung cancer risk drops significantly within five years of quitting cigarettesJust because you stopped smoking years ago doesn’t mean you’re out of the woods when it comes to developing lung cancer. That’s the ‘bad’ news. The good news is your risk of lung cancer drops substantially within five years of quitting. These are the main findings of a new analysis of the landmark Framingham Heart […]

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

The person who wanted to quit tobacco they can call on this toll free ‘1800-11-2356.’ The trained counsellor will provide counselling to the tobacco user. There are 10 counsellors who speak in Marathi, Hindi and English. The trained counsellor will help the tobacco user in quitting the tobacco

Tata Memorial Centre starts ‘Tobacco Quit Line’ service to help smokers quitTobacco 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 […]

Five ways to help you to stop smoking

Tobacco use and exposure to second-hand smoke are responsible for more than 480,000 deaths each year in the United States, according to the American Lung Association

Five ways to help you to stop smokingDeciding that you are now ready to quit smoking is only half the battle. Knowing where to start on your path to becoming smoke-free can help you to take the leap. We have put together some effective ways for you to stop smoking today. Quitting smoking is not a single event that happens on one day; it […]

Here’s the reason why cigarette smoke affects lung cells and causes cancer

In the study, authors explain how scientists now understand cancer to be a 'complex process involving both genetic and epigenetic abnormalities' that can be brought about 'through various forms of stress,' such as exposure to cigarette smoke. They found that after 10 days, smoke-exposed cells showed higher amounts of DNA damage compared with cells that had not been exposed to the simulated cigarette smoke

Here’s the reason why cigarette smoke affects lung cells and causes cancer  In the journal Cancer Cell, scientists from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Centre in Baltimore, MD, describe how they used cell-level laboratory experiments to map a series of “epigenetic” events that, over time, may connect exposure to cigarette smoke to lung cancer. Lung cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells in the lungs […]