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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), initially known as the smoker’s disease, has been on rise in India.(Pixabay)

Smoking can give you this fatal disease. Know all about COPD

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Parmita Uniyal
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2021 07:51 PM IST
  • COPD is a relatively common, long-term and treatable condition that makes it difficult for a person to breathe. 
Children who are exposed to passive smoking can develop cardiovascular troubles apart from respiratory and other health issues, said a study.(Unsplash)
Children who are exposed to passive smoking can develop cardiovascular troubles apart from respiratory and other health issues, said a study.(Unsplash)

World Lung Day 2021: How to protect your child's lungs from damage

By Parmita Uniyal
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2021 01:17 PM IST
  • Childhood is also an important time for lung development.  From birth to when we are in early twenties, our lungs are still developing. Here are tips by expert to prevent lung damage in children.
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(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
Ban on flavoured tobacco products or vaping might lead teens to smoke cigarettes(Unsplash)
Ban on flavoured tobacco products or vaping might lead teens to smoke cigarettes(Unsplash)

Ban on flavoured tobacco products or vaping might lead teens to smoke cigarettes

ANI |
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2021 12:16 PM IST
According to a new study, believed to be the first to assess how complete flavour bans affect youth smoking habits, high school students' odds of smoking conventional cigarettes doubled due to ban on flavoured tobacco products or flavoured vaping
The Union health ministry also last year in a report pointed out that smokers were more likely to be vulnerable to Covid-19 as smoking increases the chances of transmission of virus from hand to mouth.(iStock/HT Archive)
The Union health ministry also last year in a report pointed out that smokers were more likely to be vulnerable to Covid-19 as smoking increases the chances of transmission of virus from hand to mouth.(iStock/HT Archive)

Govt urges people to quit smoking, says increases vulnerability to Covid-19

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2021 11:17 PM IST
  • The Union ministry for information and broadcasting in a tweet pointed out the links between Covid-19 and smoking.
The study also supports their effectiveness when compared to other methods of quitting, including nicotine replacement therapy or medication.(Unsplash)
The study also supports their effectiveness when compared to other methods of quitting, including nicotine replacement therapy or medication.(Unsplash)

Daily use of e-cigarette can help you quit smoking

ANI | , London [uk]
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2021 03:49 PM IST
In order to quit smoking, using e-cigarettes daily may help an individual, suggest the findings of a new study published by King's College London.
Happy birthday Shahid Kapoor: 5 healthy lifestyle habits of vegan Kabir Singh(Instagram/shahidkapoor)
Happy birthday Shahid Kapoor: 5 healthy lifestyle habits of vegan Kabir Singh(Instagram/shahidkapoor)

Happy birthday Shahid Kapoor: 5 healthy lifestyle habits of 'vegan' Kabir Singh

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 08:28 AM IST
  • Happy birthday, Shahid Kapoor: From giving up on these 2 food items completely to sticking to these habits for a healthier lifestyle, here’s what credits the vegan Kabir Singh star’s eye-popping athletic physique
The respondents also had very strong opinions regarding the exposure to second-hand smoke (passive smoking). Seven out of ten Indians feel that exposure to second-hand smoke makes them vulnerable to health risks.(iStock/HT Archive)
The respondents also had very strong opinions regarding the exposure to second-hand smoke (passive smoking). Seven out of ten Indians feel that exposure to second-hand smoke makes them vulnerable to health risks.(iStock/HT Archive)

Indians want strict tobacco control, demand removal of smoking zones: Report

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2021 09:36 AM IST
  • 82% of these adults believe that smokeless tobacco is a serious issue in the country, while 80% believe that smoking cigarettes is an issue of huge concern.
More deaths in England, Scotland due to obesity in comparison to smoking(Pexels)
More deaths in England, Scotland due to obesity in comparison to smoking(Pexels)

Obesity has taken more lives than smoking in England and Scotland, says study

ANI | , London
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 09:16 AM IST
A new study published in the BMC Public Health journal has revealed that the number of lives lost due to obesity and excess body fat have been more than the ones that were lost to smoking since 2014.
Smoking is associated with an increased risk of Covid-19 symptoms and smokers are more likely to attend hospital than non-smokers, a study has found.(Unsplash)
Smoking is associated with an increased risk of Covid-19 symptoms and smokers are more likely to attend hospital than non-smokers, a study has found.(Unsplash)

Smoking associated with increased risk of Covid-19 symptoms: Study

London | By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2021 09:54 AM IST
Smoking is associated with an increased risk of Covid-19 symptoms and smokers are more likely to attend hospital than non-smokers, a study has found.
A new research has revealed that the effects of vaping when combined with smoking cigarettes, results in similar health effects to that of smoking regular cigarettes.(Pixabay)
A new research has revealed that the effects of vaping when combined with smoking cigarettes, results in similar health effects to that of smoking regular cigarettes.(Pixabay)

Vaping combined with smoking is as harmful as smoking cigarettes alone

Dallas | By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 11:48 AM IST
A new research has revealed that the effects of vaping when combined with smoking cigarettes, results in similar health effects to that of smoking regular cigarettes.
According to the researchers, including those from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in the US, the findings also shed more light on the Covid-19 risks for smokers.(Unsplash)
According to the researchers, including those from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in the US, the findings also shed more light on the Covid-19 risks for smokers.(Unsplash)

‘How smoking worsens Covid-19 infection decoded’

Los Angeles | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 04:56 PM IST
Using lab-grown lung tissue, scientists have pinpointed how smoking cigarettes facilitates more severe lung infection by the novel coronavirus.
Those who came out as bisexual were twice as likely as consistently-heterosexual participants to start smoking.(Pixabay)
Those who came out as bisexual were twice as likely as consistently-heterosexual participants to start smoking.(Pixabay)

Coming out as bisexual associated with increased risk of smoking: BU study

Washington [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 10:11 AM IST
A new study found that bisexuality is the identity most associated with smoking, especially around the time of coming out.
Tobacco smoking is the leading preventable cause of death worldwide and smokers typically die 10 years earlier than non-smokers.(Unsplash)
Tobacco smoking is the leading preventable cause of death worldwide and smokers typically die 10 years earlier than non-smokers.(Unsplash)

Smoking addiction may lead to higher health risks including cancer: Study

South Australia [Australia] | By Asian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 04:50 PM IST
The links between heavier smoking and emphysema, heart disease, pneumonia and respiratory cancers were particularly high, but the researchers also found associations with many other respiratory diseases, renal failure, septicaemia, eye disorders, and complications of surgery or medical procedures.
The proposed change comes after a newer study found those people are about as likely to benefit as the heavier, older smokers. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
The proposed change comes after a newer study found those people are about as likely to benefit as the heavier, older smokers. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Health panel in US may open lung cancer screening to more smokers

New York | By Associated Press | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 09:01 PM IST
Lung cancer is the top cancer killer in the US, causing more than 135,000 deaths each year. Smoking is the chief cause and quitting the best protection.
Chemicals were measured at the same time as obesity in the children during the study, and obesity status may have influenced chemical blood levels. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Chemicals were measured at the same time as obesity in the children during the study, and obesity status may have influenced chemical blood levels. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Smoking and air pollution may lead to childhood obesity

Barcelona [Spain] | By Asian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 08:38 PM IST
Exposure to smoking (both maternal smoking during pregnancy and second-hand smoking during childhood), air pollution, as well as certain characteristics of the built environment may be associated with a higher development of obesity in children, according to a recent study.
For smokers who are better at maths, the decision to quit just adds up, suggests a new study.(Unsplash)
For smokers who are better at maths, the decision to quit just adds up, suggests a new study.(Unsplash)

Calculated risk? Smokers good at math are more likely to want to quit

Ohio | By Asian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 07:08 PM IST
Researchers found that smokers who scored higher on a test of math ability were more likely than others to say they intended to quit smoking.
Most people start smoking early, with the mean age at initiation of daily smoking being 18.7 years.(Unsplash)
Most people start smoking early, with the mean age at initiation of daily smoking being 18.7 years.(Unsplash)

World No-Tobacco Day 2020: The adverse health effects of smoking

Delhi | By Dr Veena Aggarwal
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 11:53 AM IST
‘Smoking’ is synonymous with harm, disease and death. The Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) 2016-17 has revealed that 28.6%, i.e., 266.8 million of all adults use tobacco in some form in India.
Cigarette smoke spurs the lungs to make more of the receptor protein which the novel coronavirus uses to enter human cells, according to a study which suggests that quitting smoking might reduce the risk of a severe coronavirus infection.(Unsplash)
Cigarette smoke spurs the lungs to make more of the receptor protein which the novel coronavirus uses to enter human cells, according to a study which suggests that quitting smoking might reduce the risk of a severe coronavirus infection.(Unsplash)

Best time to quit! Quitting smoking might reduce severe coronavirus infection risk

New York | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 06:18 PM IST
Cigarette smoke spurs the lungs to make more of the receptor protein which the novel coronavirus uses to enter human cells, according to a study which suggests that quitting smoking might reduce the risk of a severe coronavirus infection.
Smoking during pregnancy poses risks for the mother and foetus. Here are 5 dangers of smoking while pregnant.(Unsplash)
Smoking during pregnancy poses risks for the mother and foetus. Here are 5 dangers of smoking while pregnant.(Unsplash)

Smoking during pregnancy poses risks for the mother and foetus. Here are 5 dangers of smoking while pregnant

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 06:23 PM IST
The danger of smoking during pregnancy includes a higher incidence risk of miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, preterm birth and placental abruption, low birth weight babies and increased rate of neonatal mobility and mortality, congenital malformations.
Hrithik Roshan in a picture with his sons Hrehaan and Hridhaan.
Hrithik Roshan in a picture with his sons Hrehaan and Hridhaan.

Hrithik Roshan responds to fan’s question if he is smoking in pic with sons, says he’d ‘decimate’ every cigarette from planet

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2020 01:18 PM IST
Hrithik Roshan was asked by a concerned fan if he was holding a cigarette in his hand in a recent picture with his sons Hrehaan and Hridhaan. The actor shared his thoughts on smoking in response.
Cancer arising from the large intestine is referred to as colorectal cancer.(iStock)
Cancer arising from the large intestine is referred to as colorectal cancer.(iStock)

Colorectal cancer: Cost of urbanization

By By Dr.Sonia Dhaka
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2020 08:18 AM IST
Regular screenings, beginning at age 50, is the key to preventing colorectal cancer.
The sight of women smoking in public has become much more common in recent months(Reuters File Photo)
The sight of women smoking in public has become much more common in recent months(Reuters File Photo)

‘Exercising newly won freedom’: Saudi women on smoking in public

Riyadh | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 07:50 AM IST
The kingdom’s ambitious de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has rolled out an array of economic and social innovations to project a moderate, business-friendly image.
Far too often, people experiencing stress look towards unhealthy coping mechanisms like smoking or increased alcohol consumption.(Unsplash)
Far too often, people experiencing stress look towards unhealthy coping mechanisms like smoking or increased alcohol consumption.(Unsplash)

Shackle the cycle of stress with vitamins, supplements, not smoking and alcohol

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2020 10:20 AM IST
Far too often, people experiencing stress look towards unhealthy coping mechanisms like smoking or increased alcohol consumption. It is very important to know stress managing strategies in order to prevent one from falling into these patterns.
A recent study has examined if obesity and smoking, which are known to impact negative effects on bone health, can also affect healing in patients, who had surgery for fractures of the wrist or the distal radius.(Unsplash)
A recent study has examined if obesity and smoking, which are known to impact negative effects on bone health, can also affect healing in patients, who had surgery for fractures of the wrist or the distal radius.(Unsplash)

Obesity and smoking may impact healing post-fracture surgery

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2019 04:02 PM IST
For the study, published in the - Journal of Hand Surgery - the investigators analysed data on patients surgically treated for a distal radius fracture between 2006 and 2017 at two trauma centres.
To identify the effects of the heavier smoking, scientists can separate out the effects of the genetic variant via tobacco use from other possible effects unrelated to tobacco use.(Unsplash)
To identify the effects of the heavier smoking, scientists can separate out the effects of the genetic variant via tobacco use from other possible effects unrelated to tobacco use.(Unsplash)

Here’s how heavy smoking makes you look older

Washington D.C. [USA] | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2019 12:27 PM IST
To identify the effects of the heavier smoking, scientists can separate out the effects of the genetic variant via tobacco use from other possible effects unrelated to tobacco use.
People who smoke fewer than five cigarettes a day cause long-term damage to their lungs, according to a new research.(Unsplash)
People who smoke fewer than five cigarettes a day cause long-term damage to their lungs, according to a new research.(Unsplash)

Smoking fewer cigarettes still cause long term damage to lungs

New York | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2019 01:50 PM IST
People who smoke fewer than five cigarettes a day cause long-term damage to their lungs, according to a new research.
The researchers found that smokers felt the innovative approach has the potential to discourage smoking among young people, those starting to smoke and non-smokers.(Unsplash)
The researchers found that smokers felt the innovative approach has the potential to discourage smoking among young people, those starting to smoke and non-smokers.(Unsplash)

Health warnings on each cigarette may help reduce smoking

London | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 07:04 AM IST
The researchers found that smokers felt the innovative approach has the potential to discourage smoking among young people, those starting to smoke and non-smokers..
The Badalpur police on Wednesday arrested five men for the alleged murder of their friend following an argument over cigarettes.
The Badalpur police on Wednesday arrested five men for the alleged murder of their friend following an argument over cigarettes.

5 absconding accused arrested for friend’s murder after tiff over smoking while drinking

Greater Noida | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2019 03:57 AM IST
The victim identified as Ranpal, a resident of Badhpura under Dadri police station jurisdiction.
FILE PHOTO: A Saudia, also known as Saudi Arabian Airlines, plane lands at Rafik al-Hariri airport in Beirut, Lebanon June 29, 2017. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi/File Photo(REUTERS FILE/ Representative Image)
FILE PHOTO: A Saudia, also known as Saudi Arabian Airlines, plane lands at Rafik al-Hariri airport in Beirut, Lebanon June 29, 2017. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi/File Photo(REUTERS FILE/ Representative Image)

Stopped from smoking on flight, man allegedly unzips pants before cabin crew

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2019 12:22 PM IST
According to the police, the man, Abdul Shahid Shamsudeen, a resident of Kottayam in Kerala, was on board the Saudi Airlines aircraft when he allegedly attempted to smoke.
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