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Smoking zaps healthy bugs, invites pathogens


February 16th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) Smoking plays villain and causes the body to turn against its own helpful bugs, leaving smokers more exposed to disease, says new research. The mouth of ... Read more...

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Brooke Mueller extends her rehab stay


January 27th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Charlie Sheen’s ex wife Brooke Mueller has voluntarily extended her stay at the rehab. She checked into the rehab late last year after she was arrested ... Read more...

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Government should act tough on smokers: Amartya Sen


January 2nd, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 2 (IANS) Nobel laureate Amartya Sen said Monday that the Indian government should act tough on smokers to discourage them from endangering the lives of passive smokers."I do ... Read more...

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Indians beware - smoking can cause arthritis (Oct 12 is World Arthritis Day)


October 12th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Anshuman Batra, 37, a habitual smoker, always wanted to kick the butt. What finally compelled him to give up cigarettes after 20 years was arthritis ... Read more...

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No cannabis at work: Jeff Bridges


August 25th, 2011 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 25 (IANS) Actor Jeff Bridges says he stays away from cannabis whenever he works on a movie, as he feels "sobriety is a wonderful high"."If it's (marijuana) offered ... Read more...

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Multivitamins may not help smokers


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) Smokers who take multivitamins while puffing many cigarettes daily should beware: there is no evidence that the pills will protect them against cancer.This has been revealed ... Read more...

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Delhi civic body tightens anti-tobacco measures


July 15th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) In a crackdown on tobacco use and sale, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) Friday asked its own schools, offices, and health centres to tighten ... Read more...

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Mizoram launches ‘No smoking’ campaign


July 3rd, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, July 3 (IANS) Concerned with the high incidence of cancer and tobacco related diseases, the Mizoram government has launched a programme to become a "smoking-free" state."No person henceforth would ... Read more...

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20,000 fined for smoking in public


May 31st, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) A total of 20,405 people and 3,200 vendors were fined for smoking in public places and selling tobacco in restricted areas in the capital from ... Read more...

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Quit smoking, says Sameera Reddy


May 30th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Hit the gym instead of smoking to slim and trim, advises Bollywood actress Sameera Reddy, a day ahead of the World No Tobacco Day.Sameera, a ... Read more...

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A special e-cigarette is available for the social networking arena


May 12th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new e-cigarette which will be available from next month will make it possible for smokers to detect other smokers 50 feet away. The device, Blu, ... Read more...

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Delhi fines 21,600 public smokers in 15 months


April 30th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Despite the ban on smoking in public places, people continue breaking the law and as many as 21,600 violators were fined in the national capital ... Read more...

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Bangladeshis who shipped to Singapore were on drugs


April 16th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 16 (IANS) The two Bangladeshi workers who were shipped to Singapore had slept off after taking marijuana, survivor of the nine-day journey from Chittagong has told the authorities."For ... Read more...

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Simon Cowell’s mom ‘wants him slow down’ on his workload


April 11th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 11 (ANI): Music mogul Simon Cowell's motheris concerned over his heavy workload and has urged him to take it easy.The 51-year-old X Factor king is taking the hit show to ... Read more...

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X-ray images of King George VI, Queen Elizabeth found


April 2nd, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 2 (IANS) A set of X-ray images of the teeth of Britain's King George VI, his wife and their daughter, now Queen Elizabeth II, have been found in ... Read more...

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Different genes behind smoking risk in adolescence and adulthood


April 1st, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 1 (ANI): Scientists have found that different sets of genes are implicated in the risk for smoking addiction in adolescence and adulthood.They found that teenagers carrying variants in two ... Read more...

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Asthma linked to smoking, nicotine dependence


March 31st, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 31 (ANI): New research from the University of Cincinnati suggests that a lifetime history of daily smoking and nicotine dependence can increase the risk of asthma.The study analyzed data from ... Read more...

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Nicotine raises blood sugar among diabetic smokers: Study


March 28th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): Researchers have found that nicotine is the main culprit responsible for persistently elevated blood sugar levels - and the resulting increased risk of serious health complications - in ... Read more...

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He was my buddy: Praveen Nischol remembers brother Navin


March 22nd, 2011 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) "He was my buddy more than my brother. Do you know I stayed with him longer than I've stayed with my parents or any member of ... Read more...

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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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Non-smoker Pranab spares cigarettes from excise hike


February 28th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who quit smoking pipe several years ago, has spared the tobacco industry -- a prime source of raising revenue for the exchequer ... Read more...

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Want to kick the butt? There’s no iPhone app for that


February 9th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): iPhone software applications designed to help people quit smoking fall short of the mark because they do not meet accepted standards, according to a new study.Among other things, ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indians least likely to kick the butt: Study


February 6th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 6 (IANS) Malaysian Indians are least likely to quit smoking compared to the Chinese or the Malays, a study has revealed. The Chinese, if male, married and motivated, top ... Read more...

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Brain scans ‘can predict smokers’ quitting success’


February 1st, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): Brain scans will now predict accurately how successful a smoker will be in kicking the butt.A new research from the University of Michigan has suggested that brain scans ... Read more...

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Speaker John Boehner sees no harm in smoking and crying


February 1st, 2011 - 3:04 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Jan 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Speaker of the House, John Boehner seems content with the fact that he cannot stop smoking and crying.During an interview on FOX News Sunday, Boehner ... Read more...

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Bhutanese monk to be charged under the anti-smoking law


January 31st, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Thimpu, Jan 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Bhutanese monk has become the first person to be charged with the new anti smoking law in the country.Bhutan wants to become the first smoke-free country ... Read more...

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Exposure to smokers ’still a major cause of asthma attacks in kids’


January 28th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): A survey has found that exposure to smokers is still a major cause of asthma attacks in children in the United States.During Aug. and Sept. 2010, the C.S. ... Read more...

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‘Cigarettes will be stubbed out by 2050′


January 9th, 2011 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 9 (IANS) Cigarette smoking may be completely disappeared by 2050, experts believe.A combination of rising prices and the ban on lighting up in public places could finally kill off the ... Read more...

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Obama finally kicks the butt, ‘hasn’t smoked for 9 months’


December 29th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 29 (ANI): US President Barack Obama seems to have kicked his smoking habit once and for all.White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said that the President has done ... Read more...

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Johnson & Johnson launches nicotine gum in India (Lead)


December 20th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 20 (IANS) Leading pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson Ltd Monday launched its nicotine gum brand Nicorette in India. The sugar-free gum helps reduce nicotine craving."Nicorette is not just a chewing ... Read more...

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Cops take window smoker to psych ward after mistaking it for suicide bid!


December 20th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 20 (ANI): A lawyer smoking on the sill of his second-floor apartment window was taken to a psychiatrist after a pair of blundering cops mistook it as a suicide ... Read more...

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Johnson & Johnson launches nicotine gum in India


December 20th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 20 (IANS) Leading cosmetics makers Johnson & Johnson Ltd Monday launched its nicotine gum brand Nicorette in India.Nicorette is a sugar-free nicotine gum that helps reduce nicotine craving."Nicorette is not ... Read more...

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Allison Dubois Displays Her Psychotic Instincts To The Real Housewives


December 17th, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) "The Real Housewives Of Atlanta" seems to be getting all more catty these days. To make it cattier, the housewives are even inviting guests, steaming with ... Read more...

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Smokers ‘7 times more likely to get lung cancer than non-smokers’


December 16th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 16 (ANI): Smokers are seven times more likely than non-smokers to get lung cancer, a recent study by National University of Singapore (NUS) has shown.After tracking 45,900 Chinese from ... Read more...

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Obama said ‘yes, we can’ - and quit smoking


December 10th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 10 (IANS) Barack Obama became US president on a campaign of "yes, we can" but he has struggled hard for three decades to stop smoking. Now, ... Read more...

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