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e-cigarettes damaging lungs?


September 3rd, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, Sep 3 (IANS) Electronic cigarettes, touted as a safer substitute for cigarettes, could turn out to be a remedy worse than the disease and end up damaging the lungs, ... Read more...

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Cannabis smoking permanently lowers IQ


August 29th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Wellington, August 29 (NEWS) The cannabis sativa smokers are now cautioned the smoking lowers the level of one’s IQ. Cannabis is commonly illegal in many countries and any one who is usually ... Read more...

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Home ministry fire was caused by cigarette stub, reveals RTI


August 15th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The fire that broke out at the union home ministry in June was caused by a burning bidi or cigarette stub thrown on waste paper ... Read more...

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Britain may crack down on e-cigarettes


August 5th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Electronic cigarettes - that contain nicotine-infused water which is inhaled as a vapour - face a crackdown in Britain after the health minister said some were ... Read more...

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Fasting best way to quit smoking: Pakistani expert


August 5th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 5 (IANS) Along with a bundle of blessings, fasting during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan also helps people quit the bad habit of smoking, a Pakistani doctor ... Read more...

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Beware of cameras while smoking in Shanghai


July 28th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 28 (IANS) In a bid to make people abide by the 'no smoking' rule at public places, police in China's Shanghai city have increased the number of surveillance ... Read more...

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A jab now to help quit smoking


June 28th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) A "genetic vaccine" will halt nicotine cravings and could even be used to stop children starting the habit, say experts.Just one jab could provide life-long protection ... Read more...

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Dubai health authority launches anti-smoking hotline


June 14th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 14 (IANS/WAM) The Dubai Health Authority announced Thursday it had launched a toll-free quit-smoking helpline.Launched in collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline, the 24-hour toll-free number 800-123-QUIT (7848) will guide smokers ... Read more...

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Eating more fruits, veggies may help kick the butt


June 7th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Eating more fruits and vegetables may help you stay off tobacco for longer, says a new study. The study, undertaken by University of Buffalo (UB) public ... Read more...

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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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Like India, Russia to scare smokers with grim pictures


May 11th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 11 (IANS) Emulating India, Australia and a few European Union members, Russia will have grim images depicting the impact of smoking on health appear on all cigarette packs ... Read more...

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Gains and losses from Budget 2012-13


March 16th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Here is what you gain and what you lose on account of the budget proposals presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday:Gains:- Minimum exemption limit for income tax raised to ... Read more...

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More young adults into social smoking


February 22nd, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 22 (IANS) Fewer people are smoking today but social smoking, which is puffing intermittently or only in given situations, has increased among young adults, a study has ... Read more...

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Adverts that won’t be allowed today


February 20th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) They're incredible by today's standards, but once upon a time, these advertisements were perfectly acceptable. From one that claims smoking is healthy to one telling mothers ... Read more...

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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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Smoking may erode your problem-solving capacity


February 7th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 7 (IANS) Smoking may be a risk factor for dementia among the elderly that erodes their problem-solving capacity and self-control and makes them see things which are not ... Read more...

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Many keep smoking even after cancer diagnosis


January 23rd, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) A large number of people, believe it or not, continue to puff away merrily even after being diagnosed with lung and colorectal (large intestine) cancer.Putting a ... Read more...

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Scientists can now read our minds


December 26th, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 26 (IANS) It may seem like something from a science fiction but scientists claim they have found a way to read the human mind.Researchers at University of California-Los ... Read more...

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Quit smoking - feel happier, healthier


December 14th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) Some smokers have concerns that their quality of life may deteriorate if they stop smoking but research shows that those who kick the butt feel more ... Read more...

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Smoking habit to cost dearly in Indonesia


November 24th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Nov 24 (IANS) Come 2012 and smokers in Indonesia will feel a big pinch in their pocket as they will have to cough up more money to buy cigarettes.The ... 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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Smoking can kill 40 mn more people


October 5th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 5 (IANS) Smoking could cause 40 million excess deaths among smokers, who also suffer from tuberculosis (TB), by 2050, new research says.Once smokers develop the disease, they are ... Read more...

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Strokes hit smokers earlier than others


October 3rd, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 3 (IANS) Not only are smokers twice as likely to have strokes, they are almost a decade younger than non-smokers when they have them. Researchers studied 982 stroke ... Read more...

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Lifting weights can help smokers kick habit


August 10th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) Weightlifting can be a simple and effective method to beat the smoking habit.The study, by Miriam Hospital's Centres for for Behavioural and Preventive Medicine, is the ... Read more...

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Britain to ban smoking in public parks


August 9th, 2011 - 10:10 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Britain will ban smoking in public parks and offenders will be fined as per new rules of the state councils.In a first step to match America's ... 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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Smokers in cars with kids may be penalised in Wales


July 16th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS) Wales may become the first European province where people accompanying children in cars could be penalised for putting their health at risk by smoking.The plan, being ... Read more...

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US unveils new cigarette warning labels


June 22nd, 2011 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 22 (IANS) The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has unveiled nine graphic cigarette warning labels that highlight the dangers of smoking.The warnings are required to be ... Read more...

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One in five Indian executives smoke: Survey


June 2nd, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Around 20 percent of professionals working with the corporate sector smoke, a survey by a private hospital said here Thursday.The study by Max Healthcare spanned ... Read more...

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Supporting tobacco control in India through media (Comment)


May 31st, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Together with China, India has been the focus of the world's attention this past decade for its economic potential and the huge opportunities the developed world sees in the Asian giant. ... Read more...

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Mumbai cabbies say no to tobacco


May 31st, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 31 (IANS) More than 50,000 taxi drivers here lent their support to the 'Smoke Free Mumbai' campaign on World No Tobacco Day Tuesday and pledged to ensure that ... Read more...

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Children protest against cigarette sale


May 28th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, May 28 (IANS) Ahead of the 'World No-Tobacco Day' on May 31, school children and members of a non-governmental organisation (NGO) held a protest rally outside the office of ... Read more...

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Recession drives young Italians to smoke: study


May 26th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Milan, May 26 (IANS/AKI) Around 600,000 Italians started smoking in 2011 due to anxiety related to the recession, says a new study.A total of 11.8 million people were found to ... Read more...

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Harsher cancer warning on tobacco products in the offing


May 25th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) With a clinical study pointing out to prevalence of cancer more among chewing tobacco users than cigarettes smokers, the government has decided to notify harsher ... 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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