Sweet smells can help curb cigarette cravings, finds study  

If trying to quit smoking has become a bit of a challenge, researchers advise sniffing peppermint, coffee, and vanilla to curb the craving for cigarettes

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 […]

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

 You know that smoking and second-hand smoke (smoke from a burning cigarette and exhaled by a smoker) is unhealthy. But another danger may surprise you, third-hand smoke, which is residue that lingers long after you empty the ash trays

Dangers of third-hand smoke that you need to be aware aboutResearchers 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 […]

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

Around 60 per cent of students studying in Mumbai’s civic-run schools are suffering from tooth decay and gum-related ailments. This was revealed by data collected from health camps conducted at municipal schools, so far this year

Mumbai: 60% students from municipal schools suffer from oral health problemsThe 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 […]

#WorldHeartDay: 5 healthy heart tips

Lack of exercise, a poor diet and other unhealthy habits can take their toll over the years. Dr Nihar Mehta, consultant cardiologist at Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, gives 5 simple steps to look after your heart

#WorldHeartDay: 5 healthy heart tipsIndia 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 […]

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

India’s problem is smokeless or chewing tobacco, which causes 90% of oral cancers. As per the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS 2017), 21.4% (15+ adults) use smokeless tobacco whereas 10.7% smoke

World Head and Neck Cancer Day: Smokeless tobacco accounts for 90% oral cancer casesWhen 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 […]

Even one cigarette a day is bad for your health

There is a growing number of people only smoking a few cigarettes a day, and that’s the main reason for performing this study

Even one cigarette a day is bad for your healthA person who habitually smokes just one cigarette a day is nine times as likely to die from lung cancer as a non-smoker, and even if he or she quits at age 50, still has a 44 percent increased risk of premature death. These findings, from a large study in JAMA Internal Medicine, provide further […]

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

In a recent survey that was conducted by the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) authorities, it was found that over 3,000 employees consume tobacco and over 1,333 employees are suffering from chronic diseases related to oral health. Another survey revealed that the number of employees addicted to alcohol is also quite high

Mumbai: Psychiatrist Society to launch ‘de-addiction’ programme for BMC employeesIn 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, […]

Tobacco consumption will rob you of your breath

All over the world, 1 person dies every 4 seconds due to tobacco use, 8 million deaths are associated with tobacco use and many are premature deaths. 12.9% of all deaths in men in India in 2016 were attributable to tobacco while the same for females was at 5.28% and 60% all cancers in males are tobacco-related

Tobacco consumption will rob you of your breathEvery day from morning to evening you must be seeing tens if not hundreds of people smoking away, some taking a drag leisurely wiling away their time and others frantically puffing and pacing with a lit up cigarette in their fingers. The subways, doors of the local train, public buildings, and hospital walls are decorated […]

#WorldNoTobaccoDay: Smokers at a high-risk of COPD and lung disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive and debilitating lung disease, which means the condition worsens over time. The disease causes coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath

#WorldNoTobaccoDay: Smokers at a high-risk of COPD and lung diseaseVarious factors contribute to COPD, including prolonged exposure to air pollutants and dust. However, cigarette smoking is far and away from the leading cause of the disease. City experts advise that the most effective available treatment for COPD is smoking cessation. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), tobacco-related deaths are projected to increase to […]

#WorldNoTobaccoDay: Quitting tobacco is the right way to lead a healthy life

May 31 is observed as World No Tobacco Day. The theme for World No Tobacco Day 2019 is ‘tobacco and lung health,’ focusing on the negative impact that tobacco has on people's lung health and overall well-being

#WorldNoTobaccoDay: Quitting tobacco is the right way to lead a healthy lifeWhile tobacco accounts for the majority of lung cancers, tobacco chewing and smoking cause other cancers as well including those of mouth, tongue, windpipe and food pipe. While many efforts have been made to reduce the consumption of tobacco, we still see a large number of youngsters in the grip of this deadly habit. A […]
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