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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.

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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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Heated tobacco devices equally harmful as e-cigarettes, smoking: Study

The study has compared new heated tobacco devices, which heat solid tobacco instead of an e-liquid, with vaping and traditional cigarettes showing that all the three are toxic to the cells.

Tips to avoid indoor air pollution

Air pollutants like particulate matter (PM), ozone (O3), sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), carbon monoxide (CO), and lead (Pb) can affect the lung in numerous ways like inflammation, oxidative stress, and cell cycle death.

Sperm count 50% lower in men whose fathers smoke: Study

The findings of the study showed that, independently of nicotine exposure from the mother, socioeconomic factors, and their own smoking, men with fathers who smoked had 51 per cent fewer sperm count than those with non-smoking fathers.

Women who smoke or have diabetes more at risk of heart attack

Women who smoke, have high blood sugar or type 1 and type 2 diabetes are more likely to suffer from heart attack. More often than not, women are not aware of the risks of heart disease and subsequently they might be on the receiving end of insufficient care.

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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 […]

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