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 […]

World No Tobacco Day: Here’s what happens when you inhale second-hand smoke

Smoking in general is bad; this does not limit the risks for non-smokers. It is a well-known fact that when you inhale someone else’s smoke, you may be at the risk of lung cancer

World No Tobacco Day: Here’s what happens when you inhale second-hand smokeNonetheless, what is not identified and what not many people realise, is that second-hand smoke from cigarettes can also cause serious harm to your heart. Although smoking is banned at public spaces in the country, people are still exposed and inconvenienced, especially children living with smoker parents. Tobacco contains over 4,000 harmful chemical compounds; exposure […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bollywood film-maker Anurag Kashyap quits smoking

Acclaimed director Anurag Kashyap, who was admittedly a ‘chain-smoker’ for 25 years, has finally kicked the butt and the filmmaker took to his Instagram page to post about his achievement

Bollywood film-maker Anurag Kashyap quits smokingSmoking is a tough habit to kick. Despite the urges, Anurag Kashyap, who once directed No Smoking, a movie about a chain smoker, has now decided to give up smoking. Kashyap, who regularly uses smoking as a ‘prop’ in his movies and had even filed a petition in the Bombay High Court in 2013 challenging […]

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

Men under 50 years old who smoke are 88 per cent more likely to have a stroke than men who never smoked, researchers said. And the more they smoke, the greater their stroke risk, revealed researchers from University of Maryland

The more cigarettes you smoke, the higher your risk of having a strokeWhile smoking has long been associated with the risk of stroke, the study by US researchers has found that men who smoke at least two packs a day are nearly five times at greater risk of stroke than men who have never smoked. The study, published in the research journal Stroke, also found that men […]

Include ‘early’ death on cigarette pack advisory, Delhi govt to Centre

The Delhi government has suggested that the health ministry add the word ‘early’ to its recently revised text warning - ‘Tobacco causes painful death’ - which, it said, does not clearly explain the fact that the life span of tobacco users gets shortened

Include ‘early’ death on cigarette pack advisory, Delhi govt to CentreThe Health Ministry has amended the ‘Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling) Rules, 2008’ During the rotation period, there shall be two images of specified health warning which shall appear consecutively on the package with an interregnum period of twelve months. ‘Tobacco causes cancer’ and the word ‘Tobacco causes painful death’ shall appear […]
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