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

Children 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, […]

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Sweet smells can help curb cigarette cravings, finds study  

As health officials search for novels ways to help cigarette smokers kick the habit, they may want to consider enlisting the power of smell. Researchers found that smokers exposed to pleasant olfactory cues, like the scents of chocolate, lemon, or vanilla, had less intense cigarette cravings than those exposed to a neutral smell or the […]

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Dangers of third-hand smoke that you need to be aware about

Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati have found more evidence of the potentially harmful effects of exposure to the residue and particles left behind by tobacco smoke. In ‘Nicotine on Children’s Hands: Limited Protection of Smoking Bans and Initial Clinical Findings,’ published Jan. 16 in Tobacco Use Insights, Cincinnati […]

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Mumbai: 60% students from municipal schools suffer from oral health problems

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had conducted health check-ups of more than 2 lakh children Currently, over 34,000 students are undergoing treatment at various civic-run hospitals for different health ailments Mumbai has also witnessed a steep rise in students getting addicted to tobacco and other products. In order to save the next generation from diseases […]

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#WorldHeartDay: 5 healthy heart tips

India has rapidly become the capital of metabolic diseases over the globe.This term encompasses a combination of ‘high’ – body weight, blood pressure, blood sugars and blood cholesterol, a disease of excess. These metabolic diseases lead to heart diseases like heart attacks, heart failure and fluctuations in heart rate (arrhythmia), said Dr Nihar Mehta, consultant […]

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World Head and Neck Cancer Day: Smokeless tobacco accounts for 90% oral cancer cases

When it comes to tobacco, the government, health experts, NGOs and other voluntary organisations immediately start talking about the use of cigarette and bidi and its ill-effects whereas tobacco does not only mean cigarette and bidi, it is also smokeless tobacco. International Federation of Head & Neck Oncologic Societies (IFHNOS), a global organisation, declared July […]

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Mumbai: Psychiatrist Society to launch ‘de-addiction’ programme for BMC employees

In order to help wean the civic employees from their addiction, the Bombay Psychiatrist Society has launched a ‘de-addiction’ programme in all the 24 BMC wards of Mumbai. Through these programmes, awareness will be created among the BMC staff about addiction and its ill effects on their mental and physical health. On Thursday, July 4, […]

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