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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
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
Cigarette smoking remains a leading preventable cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States.(Unsplash)
Cigarette smoking remains a leading preventable cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States.(Unsplash)

Study reveals e-cigarettes can be ‘gateway’ to cigarettes for teens with no prior intention to smoke

Washington [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 07:51 PM IST
E-cigarette use is associated with a higher risk of cigarette smoking among adolescents who had no prior intention of taking up conventional smoking, suggest the findings of a new study.
Representational Image(Unsplash)
Representational Image(Unsplash)

Despite Covid-19 concerns, cigar smokers are smoking more, survey finds

North Carolina | By Asian News International | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 01:49 PM IST
An online survey involving nearly 800 cigar smokers found that majority of the people surveyed intended to quit smoking due to concerns about elevated health risks if they contracted COVID-19, more than twice as many reported they increased rather than decreased their tobacco use since the pandemic’s onset.
Tobacco use is a major risk factor for the four main Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) — cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic lung disease and diabetes. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Tobacco use is a major risk factor for the four main Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) — cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic lung disease and diabetes. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Covid-19 update: Smokers more vulnerable to coronavirus transmission, says Health ministry

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2020 01:23 PM IST
Smokers are likely to be more vulnerable to Covid-19 as the act of smoking means that fingers (and possibly contaminated cigarettes) are in contact with lips which increases the possibility of transmission of virus from hand to mouth.

47% jump in cancer patients at PGIMER in 7 years

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2020 12:23 AM IST
Around 53% patients registered for treatment were men, among whom the leading type of cancer was head and neck (27%)
In a new report, the UN health a gency hailed the beginning decline as a powerful indication that anti-smoking campaigns around the globe had begun to pay off.(Unsplash)
In a new report, the UN health a gency hailed the beginning decline as a powerful indication that anti-smoking campaigns around the globe had begun to pay off.(Unsplash)

‘Turning point’ as number of male smokers drops: WHO

Agence France-Presse | By HT Correspondent, Geneva
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2019 03:36 PM IST
The number of women and girls who use tobacco products has been steadily declining for years. But tobacco use among males - who account for the overwhelming majority of smokers - has until now been expanding.
If their mothers experienced physical violence from their partner either in pregnancy or during the first six years of the child’s life, the figure rises to 22.8 per cent.(Unsplash)
If their mothers experienced physical violence from their partner either in pregnancy or during the first six years of the child’s life, the figure rises to 22.8 per cent.(Unsplash)

Here’s why children of domestic abuse victims are likely to have lower IQ

Washington D.C. [USA] | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 03:16 PM IST
If their mothers experienced physical violence from their partner either in pregnancy or during the first six years of the child’s life, the figure rises to 22.8 per cent.
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.
Air pollution could also act as a trigger for a stroke and neurology experts across the globe are looking into it.(Unsplash)
Air pollution could also act as a trigger for a stroke and neurology experts across the globe are looking into it.(Unsplash)

Brain strokes not an ‘elderly people’s disease’, hitting those below 45 increasingly

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2019 05:04 PM IST
The Indian Council for Medical Research estimates one person suffers a stroke every three seconds in the country and a death is reported every three minutes.
World Heart Day, observed today, is a day to promote health education(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
World Heart Day, observed today, is a day to promote health education(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Matters of the heart: how best to deal with stress

By Dr Upendra Kaul
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2019 02:08 PM IST
How can we modify the damaging effects of stress on our hearts and our well-being? Limiting stressers may be one of the ways
Growing consumption of sugary drinks, especially in low and middle income countries is a common risk factor for developing oral diseases, including oral cancer that is a leading cause of cancer deaths among men in India and Sri Lanka, a new Lancet study has said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Growing consumption of sugary drinks, especially in low and middle income countries is a common risk factor for developing oral diseases, including oral cancer that is a leading cause of cancer deaths among men in India and Sri Lanka, a new Lancet study has said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Sugary drinks a common factor for oral diseases, finds lancet study

New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 04:10 AM IST
Oral diseases include a range of conditions that affect the teeth and mouth, including tooth decay, gum disease and oral cancers.
BEST officials said more than 15,000 employees were counselled to quit using tobacco products, and at least 5,000 of them have quit since.
BEST officials said more than 15,000 employees were counselled to quit using tobacco products, and at least 5,000 of them have quit since.

1 in 5 Mumbai’s BEST drivers, conductors have pre-cancer oral damage: Study

Hindustan Times | By Sadaguru Pandit, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2019 01:02 AM IST
The study was part of a three-year programme conducted by the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) to help its employees give up tobacco products.
When it comes to tobacco use, Delhi is one of the better performing states, with 17.8% people using some form of tobacco, compared to the national average is 28.6%, according to the Global Adult Tobacco Survey – 2 (2016-17).(Diwakar Prasad/HT File Photo)
When it comes to tobacco use, Delhi is one of the better performing states, with 17.8% people using some form of tobacco, compared to the national average is 28.6%, according to the Global Adult Tobacco Survey – 2 (2016-17).(Diwakar Prasad/HT File Photo)

Delhi government official seeks ban on tobacco ads in cricket matches

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2019 01:38 AM IST
When it comes to tobacco use, Delhi is one of the better performing states, with 17.8% people using some form of tobacco, compared to the national average is 28.6%, according to the Global Adult Tobacco Survey – 2 (2016-17).
The Election Commission has banned all kinds of tobacco in polling booths during next year’s general elections.(HT File Photo)
The Election Commission has banned all kinds of tobacco in polling booths during next year’s general elections.(HT File Photo)

In a first, EC bans all kinds of tobacco in polling booths during 2019 Lok Sabha elections

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2018 12:43 AM IST
The Commission has asked all states and UTs to issue instructions to district electoral officers-cum-district magistrates to ensure prohibition of not just smoking, but also the use of chewable tobacco in all polling booths.
Doctors said some of the causes are changes in a working woman’s lifestyle, stress, high blood pressure and diabetes.(Shutterstock)
Doctors said some of the causes are changes in a working woman’s lifestyle, stress, high blood pressure and diabetes.(Shutterstock)

Avoid smoking to ward off stroke risks during menopause

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, New York
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2018 02:39 PM IST
The study found that physical activity and a healthy diet may offset the acceleration of atherosclerosis - build-up of fats, cholesterol and other substances in and on the artery walls.
Bad cholesterol contributes to clogged arteries which increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.(Shutterstock)
Bad cholesterol contributes to clogged arteries which increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.(Shutterstock)

High bad cholesterol increases risk of death even for healthy people

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, New York
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2018 10:24 AM IST
Limiting saturated fat intake, maintaining a healthy weight, discontinuing tobacco use and increasing aerobic exercises help in reducing bad cholesterol levels.
About 275 million of India’s adult population use tobacco in some form or another.(AFP File)
About 275 million of India’s adult population use tobacco in some form or another.(AFP File)

Tobacco products to have new pictorial warnings from September 1

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 20, 2018 11:46 PM IST
The health ministry warned that violators would be punished with imprisonment or fine.
According to the report. overall, the number of tobacco users has gone down in India by six percentage points during the six years, from 34.6% to 28.6%.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT file photo)
According to the report. overall, the number of tobacco users has gone down in India by six percentage points during the six years, from 34.6% to 28.6%.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT file photo)

Northeastern states have highest prevalence of tobacco use, says report

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2018 10:15 PM IST
Tripura tops the list, with 64.5% of the people either smoking or using smokeless tobacco. This is an increase of 8.6 percentage points over the state’s prevalence of 55.9% in 2009-10.
In addition to learning deficits, social jet lag has been tied to obesity and excessive alcohol and tobacco use.(Shutterstock)
In addition to learning deficits, social jet lag has been tied to obesity and excessive alcohol and tobacco use.(Shutterstock)

Social jet lag: ‘Night owls’ taking morning classes get poor marks

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, New York
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2018 04:27 PM IST
Students whose circadian rhythms were out of sync with their class schedules - say, night owls taking early morning courses - received lower grades
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