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Thursday, May 13, 2021



Risk of early death for men 60 per cent higher than for women, global study finds

March 15, 2021 4:48 pm

The research examined different socioeconomic, lifestyle, health, and social factors that might contribute to the mortality gap between men and women aged 50 and older

Yearly lung cancer scans advised for people 50 and older with shorter smoking histories

March 10, 2021 11:31 am

The guidelines say people with a history of 20 “pack-years” should be screened. The term “one pack-year” can refer to smoking one pack of 20 cigarettes a day for a year — or two packs a day for half a year, or half-a-pack a day for two years. So, 20 pack-years would include people who smoked two packs a day for 10 years, or half-a-pack a day for 40 years.

Are you still smoking in the COVID–19 era?

January 07, 2021 11:04 am

The first and major effective method to avoid respiratory ailments is to quit smoking. "The ongoing pandemic is an opportunity for people who smoke to recognise the serious health risks associated with the addiction such as COPD, vulnerability for COVID-19 and consider quitting," shared the doctor.

WHO cites 'more than 100 reasons to quit tobacco' as part of year-long campaign

December 09, 2020 4:40 pm

From impacting health to environment, smoking has a lot of negative effects, mentioned WHO

Lung Cancer Awareness Month: Non-smokers are equally at risk of developing lung cancer

November 08, 2020 7:37 pm

"Luckily, there is data available which suggests that lung cancer in non-smokers is relatively less aggressive," says Dr Ashu Abhishek of Fortis Hospital, Gurugram

Vaping can lead to heart problems, says new study

August 01, 2020 6:45 pm

Vaping also has negative effects on lungs and is detrimental to the developing foetus during pregnancy. Studies have also argued that e-cigarettes could cause cancer.

Smokers more vulnerable to COVID-19, warns Health Ministry; doctors explain how

July 31, 2020 11:40 am

Not just the Health Ministry, even World Health Organisation had earlier pointed out the risk of smokers with respect to contracting COVID-19 infection

Secondhand smoke: All you need to know

July 18, 2020 9:44 am

Secondhand smoke is a mixture of  two forms of smoke that come from burning tobacco namely the mainstream smoke which is the smoke exhaled by a smoker and the sidestream smoke which from the lighted end of a cigarette or cigar.

WHO says smoking linked to higher risk of virus

July 02, 2020 6:06 pm

In April, French researchers released a small study suggesting smokers were at less risk of catching COVID-19 and planned to test nicotine patches on patients and health workers but their findings were questioned by many scientists.

Being good at math can make people want to quit smoking: Study

June 24, 2020 1:20 pm

It was found in the study that smokers who scored higher on a math ability test were more likely than others to say they intended to give up on smoking.