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Friday, May 27, 2022



New study quantifies economic burden of second-hand smoking in India

March 23, 2022 7:42 am

According to the study, published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research, the annual direct economic costs attributable to Second-Hand Smoking (SHS) in India amounted to Rs 567 billion.

New Zealand to ban cigarette sales for future generations

December 09, 2021 12:45 pm

🔴Currently, 11.6% of all New Zealanders aged over 15 smoke, a proportion that rises to 29% among indigenous Maori adults, according to government figures.

Bengaluru cancer survivors urge Centre, state govt to ban tobacco sales, smoking ahead of Covid third wave

June 22, 2021 3:53 pm

In a letter addressed to PM Modi, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, and Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa, cancer survivors from the city cited findings by the WHO that smokers are at a high risk of developing severe complications when confronted with coronavirus.

The consumer court throws out complaint against Haryana bus driver for smoking

June 16, 2021 10:35 pm

The complainant added that he felt uncomfortable and requested the driver to stop smoking while reminding him that smoking in public spaces was an offence.

Milind Soman calls smoking the 'stupidest thing' he has ever done

June 01, 2021 5:42 pm

"I got addicted really quickly and was soon smoking 20-30 cigarettes a day"

Second-hand smoke can affect expecting mothers and children

June 03, 2021 3:22 pm

In the world, around 6,00,000 people are thought to be dying every year due to passive smoking. This is much more than our Covid-19 deaths, and one-third of these are children, more so of smokers.

World No Tobacco day: ‘Covid pandemic led to rise in number of smokers wanting to quit’

June 01, 2021 12:51 am

This year’s World No Tobacco Day theme is ‘Commit to Quit’. During the webinar, the panellists laid emphasis on how the Covid-19 pandemic led to a strengthening of resolve among tobacco users in their commitment to quit (tobacco).

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.