Exposure to nicotine before and after birth, can cause deafness in children

Children who were exposed to smoke in the womb and as babies are more than twice as likely to be deaf, new research suggests. Three-year-olds exposed within the first four months of life are 30% more at risk

Exposure to nicotine before and after birth, can cause deafness in childrenChildren are 26% more at risk if their mothers smoked during their pregnancies Nicotine interferes with messengers that tell the brain what it is hearing Three-year-olds whose mothers smoked during their pregnancies and who were exposed to cigarettes during the first four months of their lives, are 2.4 times more likely to suffer hearing impairment, […]

For better survival odds, prostate cancer patients must quit smoking

Prostate cancer patients who smoke are more likely to have tumours return, spread to other parts of the body, and become fatal than non-smokers, a new study suggests

For better survival odds, prostate cancer patients must quit smokingResearchers examined data from previous studies with a total of 22,549 men with prostate cancer that hadn’t spread to other parts of the body. The cancers were treated with either surgery or radiation. Overall, nearly one in five were current smokers. The rest were either former smokers or had never smoked. The researchers tracked half […]

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 […]

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 […]

Smoking during pregnancy may affect your grandchildren

Girls whose maternal grandmothers smoked during pregnancy are 67 percent more likely to display certain autism-like traits, and 53 percent more likely to be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder

Smoking during pregnancy may affect your grandchildrenWomen who need to quit smoking have another reason to consider for saying no to cigarettes, new research offers up more evidence that the habit has negative repercussions—not just for the smoker, and not just for the smoker’s children, but for the smoker’s grandchildren, too. Coming on the heels of several years of research into […]
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