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World No Tobacco Day 2021: Date, history, theme, significance amid Covid-19(Instagram/DolbyVivisol)

World No Tobacco Day 2021: Date, history, theme, significance amid Covid-19

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2021 09:05 PM IST
  • World No Tobacco Day 2021: Here’s all you need to know about when is World No Tobacco Day, its history, theme this year and its significance amid Covid-19
Children are at a two per cent higher risk of snoring for every cigarette smoked at home daily.(Shutterstock)
Children are at a two per cent higher risk of snoring for every cigarette smoked at home daily.(Shutterstock)

Passive smoking may increase snoring risk in kids, could lead to sleep disorders

Hindustan Times | By Soma Das
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2018 04:44 PM IST
Passive smoking is not harmless, exposure to it can increase the risk of children developing habitual snoring which can lead to sleep apnoea, high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease.
E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that heat a liquid and produce an aerosol that is inhaled.(Shutterstock)
E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that heat a liquid and produce an aerosol that is inhaled.(Shutterstock)

E-cigarettes can harm your health, its flavour additives can cause heart damage

Hindustan Times | By Soma Das
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2018 10:53 AM IST
E-cigarettes are not as safe as you think. A new study shows that the flavoured additives used in it can cause heart damage and impair blood vessel function.
A study published in The Lancet medical journal in April 2017 says the percentage of people using tobacco every day has dropped in 25 years.(Shutterstock)
A study published in The Lancet medical journal in April 2017 says the percentage of people using tobacco every day has dropped in 25 years.(Shutterstock)

World No Tobacco Day 2018, 10 people die every minute due to smoking globally

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse, Paris
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2018 02:18 PM IST
About 80% of the world’s smokers live in low- and middle-income countries and 226 million of them are considered poor.
E-cigarette flavouring has toxic chemicals similar to those found in tobacco smoke.(Shutterstock)
E-cigarette flavouring has toxic chemicals similar to those found in tobacco smoke.(Shutterstock)

E-cigarettes are as bad as cigarettes, flavouring can impair lung function

Hindustan Times | By Soma Das
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2018 11:56 AM IST
Do you think that e-cigarettes are a safer alternative to smoking? Beware, this latest study adds to evidence that they are not safe for you.
Offering financial incentives led to higher quit rates, shows the study.(Shutterstock)
Offering financial incentives led to higher quit rates, shows the study.(Shutterstock)

Money can help people quit smoking better than e-cigarettes

Hindustan Times | By Soma Das
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2018 04:26 PM IST
As compared to nicotine patches or e-cigarettes, financial aids are three times more effective in helping people quit smoking, suggests a new study.
Want to quit smoking? According to a study, smokers are 2.5 times more likely to quit post a cessation intervention programme delivered entirely on Facebook than by other online quit-smoking programmes.(Shutterstock)
Want to quit smoking? According to a study, smokers are 2.5 times more likely to quit post a cessation intervention programme delivered entirely on Facebook than by other online quit-smoking programmes.(Shutterstock)

Want to quit smoking? Facebook could be your surprise ally

Hindustan Times | By Soma Das
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2018 12:07 PM IST
Want to quit smoking but can’t? Here’s help. According to a new study, social media, especially Facebook, can be a handy tool to kick the bad habit.
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