Smoking costs $1 trillion to the global economy, will soon kill 8 million a year

Health experts say tobacco use is the single biggest preventable cause of death globally

Smoking costs $1 trillion to the global economy, will soon kill 8 million a yearSmoking costs the global economy more than $1 trillion a year, and will kill one third more people by 2030 than it does now, according to a study by the World Health Organization and the U.S. National Cancer Institute published on Tuesday. That cost far outweighs global revenues from tobacco taxes, which the WHO estimated […]

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 […]

Smoking more fatal to HIV patients than the disease itself

It is well known that smoking is bad for health, but we demonstrate in this study just how bad it is

Smoking more fatal to HIV patients than the disease itself  Smoking is so deadly that it may be more likely to kill HIV patients than the virus, researchers reported Thursday. A second study helps explain why — it causes dozens of cancer-causing DNA mutations. New cocktails of HIV drugs can keep patients healthy, even though they don’t cure the infection. And they work so […]

GST on all tobacco products should be more than 40%

The sin tax is intended to pay for the damage caused to society by products like tobacco, and also to raise their prices to reduce their usage

GST on all tobacco products should be more than 40%Doctors, cancer patients have demanded that Goods and Services Tax (GST) on all tobacco products should be increased from 26 per cent to 40 per cent. This will go a long way in curbing the ill-effects of tobacco. The doctors’ community along with victims of tobacco are trying hard to convince the central government on […]