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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Warnings on individual cigarettes could reduce smoking, suggests new study

Experts 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, […]

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The more cigarettes you smoke, the higher your risk of having a stroke

New study shows smoking triples deaths from heart disease

Lead 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, […]

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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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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, […]

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Chemical in cigarette smoke may damage visions, cautions study

Exposure 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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Delhi health department asks Akshay Kumar not to smoke on screen

The 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 […]

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Tomatoes can help restore lung damage caused by smoking, suggest study

The 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) […]

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