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 […]

Maharashtra govt’s campaign for tobacco-free schools yields positive results

The state government’s campaign to ensure tobacco-free schools has borne fruit. The government had swung into action to prevent future generations of youngsters from being addicted to tobacco products

Maharashtra govt’s campaign for tobacco-free schools yields positive resultsAround 2,755 schools across Maharashtra have now been declared tobacco-free by the state government. According to the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS), the smoking of tobacco has decreased by 2.1%, and the consumption of tobacco products has decreased by 3.8%. The Maharashtra government had stepped up its efforts to reduce the consumption of tobacco in […]

The real dangers of smoking nobody tells you about

Additives don't change tobacco smoke and make it dangerous – tobacco is inherently dangerous

The real dangers of smoking nobody tells you aboutMost people don’t grasp that the chemicals produced by burning a cigarette are more harmful than the manufacturer’s additives that cigarette also contains, and many mistakenly believe filters can protect them from breathing toxic fumes, a recent study suggests. “We already knew that many people, especially smokers, think smoking might be dangerous for other people […]

Lead exposure in childhood can be a risk factor for poor mental health in adults

The research findings, which appear in JAMA Psychiatry, indicate that people who had high levels of lead in their blood when they were young are more likely to experience mental health issues by the time they turn 38. The study also indicates that they are also more likely to have developed unhealthy personality traits, such as neuroticism

Lead exposure in childhood can be a risk factor for poor mental health in adultsLead is a type of metal that people throughout the world have used in the construction of water pipes, added into paint to prevent corrosion, and put into gasoline to maintain engine durability. Lead that accumulates in the body can also disrupt the central nervous system, and some studies have linked lead exposure during childhood […]

Tobacco companies using tempting strategies to lure in young students, states study   

A study carried out by the Consumer Voice and Voluntary Health Association of India, revealed that the tobacco companies are using various methods to entice young students and prompt them to use tobacco products such as cigarettes

Tobacco companies using tempting strategies to lure in young students, states study   While it is well-known, that smoking can cause cancer and a host of other respiratory illness. Early exposure to smoking can make vulnerable to the guilty pleasure of smoking and lead them astray, when it comes to taking care of their health A new report reveals that tobacco companies are using vendors and targeting children, […]

Reducing alcohol use could help quit daily smoking habit, reveals US study

New research has found that heavy drinkers who are trying to stop smoking may find that reducing their alcohol use can also help them quit their daily smoking habit

Reducing alcohol use could help quit daily smoking habit, reveals US studyHeavy drinkers’ nicotine metabolite ratio, a bio-marker that indicates how quickly a person’s body metabolizes nicotine, reduced as they cut back on their drinking. If quitting smoking is one of your New Year’s resolutions, you might want to consider cutting back on your drinking, too. Past research has suggested that people with higher nicotine metabolism […]

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, […]

Bidi smoking costs India Rs 80,000 crore in ill health and early death annually

Bidi smoking cost India Rs 805.5 billion (Rs 80,000 crore) in ill health and early deaths in 2017 alone, finds research published in the journal Tobacco Control. The poor already bear the brunt of these costs, and unhindered use of bidi tobacco threatens to push even more households into poverty, the researcher warns

Bidi smoking costs India Rs 80,000 crore in ill health and early death annuallyBidi is very popular in India, accounting for most (81%) of the tobacco smoked and 72 million regular users over the age of 15. Although bidi contains less tobacco than conventional cigarettes, the nicotine content is significantly higher. And the relatively low burn point forces smokers to breathe in more of the harmful chemicals produced. […]

Thailand becomes first country in Asia to introduce tobacco plain packaging

The World Health Organization (WHO) commended stronger tobacco control measures being adopted by Thailand which has become the first in Asia and the first low and middle-income country to adopt plain packaging for tobacco products

Thailand becomes first country in Asia to introduce tobacco plain packagingThe new legislative announcement on plain packaging is the latest effort of Thai government and adds to the Tobacco Control Act 2017 which enforces 20 years as the minimum age for purchasing tobacco, bans single stick sale and bans tobacco advertisement, promotion and sponsorship. Plain packaging of tobacco products restricts or prohibits the use of […]

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 […]
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