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 […]

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: Pre-oral cancer symptoms in 45% auto drivers, reveals survey

A Mumbai-based survey has revealed that 45% of auto drivers have pre-oral cancer lesions due to tobacco consumption. This is the finding of a five-month-long health survey conducted among 3,000 auto drivers

Mumbai: Pre-oral cancer symptoms in 45% auto drivers, reveals surveyThe survey was conducted by the Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA), an NGO, on 3000 auto drivers in Mumbai over the last five months in Kurla, Santa Cruz, Borivali, Goregaon and Malad areas. It was also revealed that 85% of autorickshaw drivers were addicted to tobacco. A significant causal factor for tobacco consumption is occupational […]

Second-hand smoke exposure interlinked with snoring in kids

Chinese researchers made the conclusion after reviewing 24 existing studies. Kids are 87% more likely to become snorers if exposed to second-hand smoke. The odds rose by around 2% for every cigarette smoked daily in the home

Second-hand smoke exposure interlinked with snoring in kidsChildren exposed to second-hand tobacco smoke may become snorers, scientists claim. An analysis of existing research suggests their risk of becoming snorers rises by up to 87 per cent, if regularly exposed to lingering cigarette smoke. The odds of youngsters going on to become snorers rose by around two per cent for every cigarette smoked […]

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 […]
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