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WHO lauds China’s smoking curbs


May 31st, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 31 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) Thursday praised China for its efforts to raise awareness on health risks caused by cigarette smoking."This year marks a milestone in ... Read more...

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Beware! Passive smoking riskier than you think (May 31 is World No Tobacco Day)


May 30th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) For all those smokers out there, chances are you're not thinking about your child, spouse or others around you when you light up a cigarette. ... Read more...

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Smoking not allowed on my sets: Vivek Oberoi


May 25th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Vivek Oberoi not only stays away from tobacco, he also avoids passive smoking and says that when someone smokes on the movie sets, he leaves that ... Read more...

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Passive smoking worsens asthmic children’s health


May 2nd, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Children exposed to passive smoking continue to suffer in terms of health, says a new study.Results showed that 53 percent of children exposed to passive smoking ... Read more...

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Shanghai curbs smoking (Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, March 6 (IANS) China's Shanghai city is exploring more effective ways to control smoking in internet bars and entertainment venues that don't comply with the ban on smoking ... Read more...

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Shanghai curbs smoking


March 6th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 6 (IANS) China's Shanghai city is seeking more effective ways to prevent smoking in internet bars and entertainment venues that don't comply with the ban on smoking inpublic ... Read more...

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British doctors want ban on smoking in cars


November 16th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 16 (IANS) Doctors in Britain have called for a ban on smoking in cars, claiming it exposes people to 23 times more toxins than found in pubs.A report ... Read more...

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Chandy urges PM to ban tobacco products


June 23rd, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 23 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Thursday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urging a total ban on all tobacco products."The use of cigarettes and beedis ... Read more...

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Today is ‘World No Tobacco Day’


June 1st, 2011 - 1:46 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Today, 31st of May is the ‘World No Tobacco Day’. This day has been specially earmarked to spread awareness about the negative effects that arise in ... Read more...

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New polypill halves heart disease and stroke risk


May 26th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 26 (IANS) A new 'polypill' containing both aspirin and statins halves the risk of heart disease and stroke, according to the first international trial of the drug.It has ... Read more...

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Britain could be fined for breaking pollution laws


April 25th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 25 (ANI): Britain could be fined up to 175 million pounds by the International Olympic Committee if it continues to break air pollution laws.The prospect of the air pollution penalty ... Read more...

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Nicotine levels higher in kids sleeping with smoking parents


March 30th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) Babies who share a bedroom with their smoking parents exhibit nicotine levels three times higher than those that sleep in another room as particles from the ... Read more...

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Babies sleeping with smoker parents have thrice-higher nicotine levels


March 30th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): A new study has suggested that babies who sleep in the same room as their smoker parents exhibit nicotine levels that are three times higher than those who ... Read more...

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Passive smoking ups risk of still births by 23 percent


March 10th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 10 (IANS) Passive smoking increases the risk of still birth by 23 percent and was linked to a 13 percent increased risk of congenital birth defects, a new ... Read more...

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Passive smoking can harm your unborn baby


March 10th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): A new study, led by researchers at Nottingham University, has revealed that pregnant non-smokers who breathe in the second-hand smoke of other people are at an increased risk ... Read more...

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Exposure to second-hand smoke ‘ups breast cancer risk’


March 2nd, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 2 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke as a child or adult increases a woman's risk of breast cancer.Their study of nearly 80,000 women found breast ... Read more...

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Smoking ‘ups breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women’


March 2nd, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 02 (ANI): A new research has found that postmenopausal women who smoke or used to smoke have up to a 16 pc higher risk of developing breast cancer compared to ... Read more...

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‘Thirdhand smoke’ bigger health hazard than suspected


January 13th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) Cigarettes produce "thirdhand smoke" - an invisible residue that deposits on carpeting, clothing, furniture and other surfaces - that may be a bigger health hazard than previously thought, ... Read more...

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Second-hand Smoke To Be Banned In Cars Carrying Kids?


January 12th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has indicated that children can become vulnerable to second hand smoke while they are in a car. The researchers also think that irrespective ... Read more...

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Smoking around 4 or 5-yr-olds could raise their BP


January 11th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): A new study has revealed that kindergartners whose parents smoke have higher blood pressure than those with non-smoking parents.The study is the first to show that breathing tobacco ... Read more...

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Air pollution ‘costs us 6 months of our lives’


November 26th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 26 (ANI): Air pollution from vehicles and power stations is reducing life expectancy in the UK by an average of 6 months, the government has warned."It's a national scandal that ... Read more...

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‘Kicking butt reduces lung cancer by 90 percent’


November 24th, 2010 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Quitting smoking can reduce the risk of lung cancer by nearly 90 percent, an expert said Wednesday."Smoking causes about 90 percent of lung cancer deaths among tobacco ... Read more...

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Secondhand smoke exposure ‘ups hearing loss risk’


November 16th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A new study has revealed that non-smokers who repeatedly breathe in others' tobacco smoke are more likely to have some degree of hearing loss.Researchers studied a total of ... Read more...

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Public Smoking All Set To Be Banned In Spain


October 21st, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
October 21, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): most of the countries of The European Union have been very strict about their stance on public smoking. However things are a bit ... Read more...

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US study finds smoking, ADHD link


October 8th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 08 (ANI): A new research has found that children exposed to tobacco smoke in their homes suffer higher rates of ADHD and stuttering.The US-based study found children with exposure to ... Read more...

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Smoke exposure puts Mexican women at high risk of breast cancer


October 2nd, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): Mexican women who are exposed to smoke are at three times higher risk for breast cancer than non-smoking women not exposed to passive smoking, according to a new ... Read more...

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No ban on smoking in British parks


July 29th, 2010 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Smoking in parks and cars will not be banned in Britain as the government has decided against the planned review of anti-tobacco laws. "We have studied the smoke-free legislation ... Read more...

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Passive smoking can increase diabetes risk


June 14th, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Munich, June 14 (DPA) Results of a new German study indicate that passive smoking can increase the risk of contracting type 2 diabetes. The survey was carried out by the German Diabetes ... Read more...

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Passive smoking can lead to mental illness


June 8th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 8 (IANS) Passive smoking can bring on psychological distress and risk of psychiatric illness, says a new research. The University College London research examined the links between mental health and second ... Read more...

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Passive smoking tied to poorer mental health


June 8th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Exposure to second hand smoke is associated with psychological distress and risk of future psychiatric illness, according to a new research.The research, published in the Archives of General ... Read more...

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Smokers’ kisses can be fatal


June 2nd, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 2 (ANI): Red alert: When your smoking father comes close to give you a hug or a kiss, push him away and run in the opposite direction.According to Professor Robert ... Read more...

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Mumbai launches awareness campaign against tobacco


May 30th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, May 30 (ANI): Banner and posters with colourful paintings with a message on the hazards of tobacco lined up the main thoroughfares of Mumbai on Saturday.Mumbai Police Commissioner D Sivanandan joined ... Read more...

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Half of pregnant Chinese women face hazards of 2nd-hand smoke


May 29th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 29 (ANI): Almost fifty percent of pregnant Chinese women are plagued by second-hand smoke, a recent survey has revealed.The survey by the Horizon Research Consultancy Group involved nearly 300 ... Read more...

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US Navy to ban smoking on submarines


April 9th, 2010 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) The US Navy will ban smoking on its submarines to protect nonsmokers from passive smoking, particularly women, who will begin serving alongside men on subs, a media report ... Read more...

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Passive smoking devastating for kids: Study


March 28th, 2010 - 2:34 am ICT by IANS
London, March 28 (IANS) Smoking has always been hazardous to health but now it has emerged that passive smoking has a devastating effect on kids, claimed a study. Funded by Cancer Research UK ... Read more...

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