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Soni Razdan smoked when pregnant with Alia: How cigarettes can harm an unborn baby

Alia Bhatt's mother and actress Soni Razdan recently took to social media to reveal how she smoked a lot of cigarettes for a movie without knowing she was pregnant with her second child.

One in three between 15 to 50 years smoke to cope with stress in Delhi-NCR: Survey

India is one of those countries in the world which is reeling under a huge burden of high mortality and morbidity linked with tobacco addiction.


Why smokers are thrice more prone to chronic back pain

While common awareness brings in the understanding that smoking can lead to cancer and cardiovascular diseases, not everyone is aware that smoking can also cause lower back pain or can further worsen an existing back condition.

World No Tobacco Day: Secondhand smoke is a health risk for your family

According to statistics, cohabiting with a smoker leads to a 15 per cent greater risk of developing high blood pressure. Further, it is found that exposure to passive smoking for 10 years increased the rate of hypertension to a substantial 17 per cent, irrespective of the gender.

Smoky rooms, cars increase high blood pressure risk: Study

Passive smoking at home or work was linked with a 13 per cent increased risk of hypertension. Living with a smoker after age 20 was associated with a 15 per cent greater risk, researchers said.

Loneliness is as harmful in senior citizens as obesity and smoking: Study

Published in the peer-reviewed journal of Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), the researchers explained loneliness as an emotional state of perceived isolation which increases early death risk in heart patients.


Unhealthy diet plan is more hazardous than smoking cigarettes: Study

The study revealed that poor diet plans was the reason for deaths of over 10.9 million people among adults in the year 2017, while smoking was responsible for 8.0 million deaths.

'Fathers-to-be who smoke can increase risk of congenital heart defects in babies'

Not just women, fathers-to-be also need to avoid smoking during the partner's pregnancy, a study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology suggested.

'Smoking during pregnancy can double the risk of sudden infant death'

As per a study published in the journal Pediatrics, which analysed over 20 million births, the risk of death rose by .07 for each additional cigarette smoked.

Exposure to secondhand smoke can increase risk of kidney disease: Study

The study, after making adjustments for body mass index, diabetes, age, and other behaviourial characteristics, deduced that those who were exposed to secondhand smoke at the start of the study ran a risk of 44 per cent of suffering from a kidney disease.

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Smoking Area For MPs Inside Parliament Upsets Anti-Tobacco Activists

A designated smoking area for MPs inside Parliament has raised the hackles of anti-tobacco activists. A health institute involved in fighting against tobacco has written to the Lok Sabha Speaker saying the definition of a public place as laid down in the anti-tobacco Act would include Parliament, hence the decision to allow MPs to smoke […]