Social smoking is just as bad on your heart as regular smoking, a new study suggests. California Department of Health Services, CC BY-NC-SA Bernadette Melnyk, The Ohio State University "Everything in...
Don’t be fooled by pretty packaging.
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It wreaks havoc on the reproductive health of men as well as women.
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It’s World No Tobacco Day on 31 May.
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Gymming, affluence and image go hand in hand. But unlike most parts of the world where these are societal norms, in India it is a lifestyle many are striving for. So muddled in the image of bodybuilding and six-pack abs are Indian habits of countless cups of chai and cigarette after cigarette.
Smoking kills, but the vice may also help you shed a few kilos, says a new study. The study was done on rats and when nicotine was administered to them, it restricted body weight gain irrespective of...
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THALASSERY, KERALA -- Bhargavi sways rhythmically as she packs bundles of beedis into neat packets of tens and twenties, with deft fingers and an easy confidence acquired over the years. On a given da...
The tobacco industry has been raising a hue and cry via newspaper advertisements against the decision to have pictorial warnings covering 85% of cigarette/bidi packaging. They are calling the warnings a global conspiracy and outlining the impact it will have on the livelihoods of tobacco farmers. This is a wily effort to evoke public sympathy and mislead the government. Let me explain why I think so.
A 22-year-old student in Kolkata has alleged that she was manhandled, abused and assaulted on Friday by a group of men. Her crime? "The girl was wearing a half-pant and was smoking openly...can you i...
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One of the questions I'm asked most often is, "What is the secret of your youth?" There is no secret ingredient, diet, machine or procedure. It is simply the result of a commitment I made to myself to live healthy, which guides the choices I make every day. In lending my voice to a new public service campaign I hope to encourage others to make that same commitment to themselves, and enjoy the health benefits that result from choosing not to smoke.
It's an issue that has united lawmakers who are normally seen bickering while Parliament is in session. It all started with a reallotment of Parliament's Room No. 20B. The room that belonged to the L...
NEW DELHI - The Rajasthan High Court has directed the Indian government to immediately implement a rule for bigger health warnings on tobacco packaging, months after the measure was put on hold pendin...
Lots of people smoke, despite knowing the dangers associated with it. Why? Here, Kolkata-based stand-up comedian Anirban Dasgupta talks about the various myths associated with being a smoker (admittin...