Warnings on individual cigarettes could reduce smoking, suggests new study

Health warnings printed on individual cigarettes could play a key role in reducing smoking, according to new research from the University of Stirling

Warnings on individual cigarettes could reduce smoking, suggests new studyExperts from Stirling’s Institute of Social Marketing examined smokers’ perceptions of the warning ‘Smoking kills’ on individual cigarettes – as opposed to the message only appearing on packs. The team, led by Dr Crawford Moodie, found that smokers felt the innovative approach has the potential to discourage smoking among young people, those starting to smoke, […]

New study shows smoking triples deaths from heart disease

The study, the most in-depth in the world, shows for the first time how smoking harms all of the cardiovascular system - the heart and major blood vessels

New study shows smoking triples deaths from heart diseaseLead researcher, Professor Emily Banks from the ANU National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, said the study examined the impact of smoking for every possible cardiovascular disease. “That includes investigating the risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure, heart muscle disease, rhythm problems, and gangrene in Australians from every walk of life: men, women, […]

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 […]

Tobacco companies using tempting strategies to lure in young students, states study   

A study carried out by the Consumer Voice and Voluntary Health Association of India, revealed that the tobacco companies are using various methods to entice young students and prompt them to use tobacco products such as cigarettes

Tobacco companies using tempting strategies to lure in young students, states study   While it is well-known, that smoking can cause cancer and a host of other respiratory illness. Early exposure to smoking can make vulnerable to the guilty pleasure of smoking and lead them astray, when it comes to taking care of their health A new report reveals that tobacco companies are using vendors and targeting children, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Delhi health department asks Akshay Kumar not to smoke on screen

In one of his latest sports biopic, the character played by Akshay has been shown smoking cigarettes repeatedly. Owing to which the health department has written a letter to him

Delhi health department asks Akshay Kumar not to smoke on screenThe Delhi Health Department has written a letter to Bollywood Actor Akshay Kumar, suggesting him not to smoke on screen Dr S.K.Arora, Additional Director Health, Delhi Health Ministry, has penned a letter to the Bollywood ‘Khiladi.’ As per the recently released Global Adult Tobacco Survey, In India, the prevalence of tobacco use has gone down […]

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) […]

‘No proposal to impose ban on import of e-cigarette,’ govt informs Lok Sabha

The Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, C R Choudhary informed the Lok Sabha that they are no plans to ban the import of E-cigarettes at this stage

‘No proposal to impose ban on import of e-cigarette,’ govt informs Lok SabhaA roundtable discussion was conducted on Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) on July 04, 2014, wherein eminent doctors, specialists, scientists and officers of health and drug department concluded that available scientific evidences indicate that the ENDS and similar technologies that encourage tobacco use, are hazardous for an active as well as passive user and have […]
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