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 […]

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 […]

Men who have a resting heart rate of 75 bpm are twice as likely to die early

When was the last time you measured your resting heart rate? Having a resting heart rate of 75 beats per minute (bpm) during middle-age may double the risk for early death, according to new research published in the journal Open Heart

Men who have a resting heart rate of 75 bpm are twice as likely to die earlyThe study involved hundreds of men who had their resting rates measured on two occasions over the space of 10 years. A resting heart rate of 75-bpm (which is considered normal by the UK NHS) was shown to double the risk of early death. Men whose heart rate increased during their 50s were also more […]

Pump up: 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

Pump up: 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 […]
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