Today is World No Tobacco Day and it’s shocking that people are still smoking in this day and age. They know it causes cancer, that it will give them a heart attack or even erectile dysfunction. Yet nothing seems to deter
Tobacco is the only consumer product which is of no use and only causes death and disease in millions. It is the only industry that kills over a million Indians every year and has claimed a billion lives in the last century
May 31 is World No Tobacco Day. The author Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi is a professor and cancer surgeon at the Tata Memorial Hospital and one of the most prominent anti-tobacco campaigners in the country. His efforts have been lauded
May 31 is World No Tobacco Day.
For as long as we can remember, smoking has almost been synonymous with sexiness. Be it the rugged cowboy that was the Marlboro man, the desirable Don Draper in Mad Men or our own ‘Don’ Shah
The theme of this year’s World No Tobacco Day campaign is ‘Ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship’. On Tuesday at a national-level multi-stakeholder consultation both the government organisations and NGOs
May 31 is World No Tobacco Day.
All our life we’ve been told that smoking’s bad; that it causes cancer, heart disease among other problems but do you know how? The main addictive ingredient in cigarette is nicotine which
In recent times, B-town biggies like Shahrukh Khan and Saif Ali Khan have been pulled up for either smoking in public or promoting tobacco usage in their films. So it was heartening to see Bollywood actors and singers came
Doctors and health experts in Karnataka believe that the only way to lower tobacco use is to ensure that there’s a blanket ban on all types of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship in the state. This ties in with the
Children who are exposed to second-hand smoke in early childhood are more likely to grow up to be the physically aggressive and antisocial. Researchers from University of Montreal in Canada found that aggressive behaviour in kids
An anti-tobacco group on Thursday expressed ‘shock’ over West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's joke asking people to smoke more, so more revenue could be garnered to compensate investors of the collapsed Saradha chit
A hookah may not as harmless as you thought. Popular, mainly amongst college students, scientists have found that the hookkah is not a harmless alternative to cigarettes. A new study conducted by the University of California, San
Researchers say that stimulating a portion of the brain with magnetic fields can reduce the cravings smokers feel. A new study found that a single 15-minute session of high frequency trans-cranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) over
India's health ministry on Thursday said it would scale up the response to non-communicable diseases and work towards prevention and control of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and strokes. A national programme for the
Women who smoke are far more likely to be killed by their habit today than in the 1960s when it raised a woman's fatality from lung cancer 2.7 times, says a study. Researchers say the period 2000 to 2010 saw women at a 25-fold