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Harvey Weinstein was almost arrested for smoking in plane bathroom

March 8th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 8 (ANI): Film producer Harvey Weinstein has revealed that he was once almost arrested for smoking in the bathroom of an airplane.Weinstein, 58, who was encouraged to light up by ... Read more...

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2-year-old Indonesian boy’s addiction to ciggies sparks outrage

May 28th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 28 (ANI): Two-year-old Sumatran boy Ardi Rizal's two-pack-a-day cigarette habit has sparked outrage, prompting an American anti-smoking group to call upon the Indonesian government to take urgent action."It's ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Smokers may have lower IQ than non-smokers

April 2nd, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 2 (IANS) Those smoking might actually have a lower intelligence quotent than non-smokers, says new research. A study led by Mark Weiser, psychiatry professor at the Tel Aviv University, has determined ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Smoking lowers IQ: research

March 30th, 2010 - 2:41 am ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) Smoking has long been known to damage lungs and cause heart disease but it could also lower IQ, a research has found. Young people who smoke regularly are likely ... Read more...

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Genetic variant raises lung cancer risk for light smokers

March 10th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): Individuals who carry a particular genetic variant are at much higher risk of developing lung cancer from exposure to second-hand smoke than others, even if they rarely come ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Smokers carrying common gene variants at greater aneurysm risk

February 27th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Smokers, who carry common gene variants, are at a greater risk of aneurysm, a medical condition in which a blood vessel in the brain weakens and balloons out, ... Read more...

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Smoking, overweighing up breast cancer risk

September 2nd, 2009 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
Washington, September 2 (ANI): A study conducted in Canada has reinforced the correlation between being overweight, smoking and breast cancer.Published in the Journal of Cancer Epidemiology, the study is unique because it ... Read more...

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Smoking during pregnancy could be fatal for unborn

May 31st, 2008 - 5:48 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 31 (IANS) Smoking could be fatal for the unborn child, said a new study that links it with the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. "Our results provide some of the most ... Read more...

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Too much beer may prompt pancreatic cancer onset

May 22nd, 2008 - 12:44 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 22 (ANI): There may be nothing more refreshing downing chilled bottles of beer on a summer afternoon, but you had better be careful about the amount of the drink ... Read more...

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‘Harry Potter’ Radcliffe turns heavy smoker

March 17th, 2008 - 12:40 pm ICT by admin
London, March 17 (IANS) "Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe's co-stars have warned him of serious health problems if he doesn't quit smoking 20 cigarettes a day. Radcliffe has been nicknamed Harry Puffer ... Read more...

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Early colon cancer screening may benefit smokers

February 14th, 2008 - 1:43 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): A study at University of Rochester Medical Center, has suggested that screening for colorectal cancer, currently recommended to start at age 50 for most people, should start 5 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |