Smoking

Here's why e- cigarettes can lead to smoking

Here's why e- cigarettes can lead to smokingWashington D. C, Jan. 26 - A new study has found that teenagers, who try e-cigarettes, are three times more likely to start smoking,

Researchers have found that teenagers who use e-cigarettes are expected to try smoking a year later than those who don't vaped.

Keeping in view the effects of smoking, the study indicated that teens should be restricted from taking e-cigarettes, as they will eventually take up smoking.


Smoking makes you less intelligent

Smoking makes you less intelligentLondon, Nov 18 - You may want to quit smoking as a new study has suggested that smoking dumbs down the brain and kicking the habit will make you smarter.

The University of Edinburgh research revealed that smoking accelerates normal brain ageing in ways that can impair thinking skills such as planning, decision-making and problem-solving, the Daily Express reported.


Military culture perpetuates notion that tobacco provides stress relief

Military culture perpetuates notion that tobacco provides stress reliefWashington, Dec. 07 - A new study has revealed that using tobacco provides stress relief has become a well established notion the military culture.

However, according to Health Behavior News Service, part of the Center for Advancing Health, other stress relievers, such as exercise or taking meditation breaks, could be more valuable and effective than smoking breaks and avoid the health risks of tobacco.


Smokers can't taste bitter taste of caffeine

Smokers can't taste bitter taste of caffeineLondon, March 25 - Do you smoke or have quit recently? Chances are that you may not taste and appreciate the bitter taste of caffeine in your cup of coffee.

According to research, smokers and those who have quit cannot fully appreciate the full flavour of a cup of coffee because many cannot taste the bitterness of their regular caffeine kick.


Smokers lack motivation, get tired easily

Smokers lack motivation, get tired easilyLondon, Feb 5 - Regular smoking habits may lead you to suffer anxiety and depression which, in turn, make you less physically active and motivated in daily life.

The research, led by Karina Furlanetto from Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Brazil, is the first study to show that smokers are less physically active than non-smokers.


Ciggie pack warnings not helping ward off potential smokers

Ciggie pack warnings not helping ward off potential smokersLondon, Oct. 7 - Standardised cigarette packs are likelier to put teens off smoking than current front-of-pack health warnings, a new study has suggested.

According to the British Heart Foundation (BHF), teens from Australia - where plain packs were introduced last year - are likelier to be deterred from taking up smoking by cigarette packaging than British youngsters, Sky News reported.


Smoking can cut 10 years off a woman’s life

Smoking can cut 10 years off a woman’s lifeLondon, Oct 27 : Women who quit smoking by the age of 40 can gain ten years of extra life, a study has found.

A survey of 1.3million women found that quitting before middle age avoids more than 90 percent of the increased risk of dying caused by continuing to smoke, the Daily Mail reported.

The benefits also apply to men, scientists said.


Smoking erases 10 years from life expectancy in Japan, not 4 as previously thought

Smoking erases 10 years from life expectancy in Japan, not 4 as previously thoughtLondon, October 26 : A new study has shown that smoking reduces life expectancy by ten years in Japan, but much of the risk can be avoided by kicking the butt, preferably well before age 35.

Previous studies in Japan suggested smoking reduced life expectancy by only a few years compared with about ten years in Britain and the USA.


Smoking after stroke raises death risk three-fold

Smoking after stroke raises death risk three-foldRome, Aug 29 - Patients who resume smoking after a stroke tend to face a three-fold increase in death-risk, says an Italian study.

Researchers led by Furio Colivicchi, professor at the San Filippo Neri Hospital in Rome, also found that earlier the patients resumed smoking, the greater their risk of death with a year.

"It is well-established that smoking increases the risk of having a stroke," said Colivicchi.


31 pc smokers wreck other people’s quitting attempts

31 pc smokers wreck other people’s quitting attemptsMelbourne, July 27 : One in three smokers admitted sabotaging another person’s attempt to quit in a study by a pharmaceutical company.

The reasons to wreck other people’s quitting attempts include jealousy, guilt about their own habit and wanting a smoking “buddy”.

Pfizer collected data from 6,300 current and former smokers and found that 31 per cent of smokers admit being saboteurs.


Childhood trauma may up risk of smoking in women

Childhood trauma may up risk of smoking in womenWashington, July 13 : Women who had been physically or emotionally abused are more likely to smoke, a new study has suggested.

The research explained how adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can be tied up with adult smoking patterns, especially for women, and suggests that treatment and strategies to stop smoking need to take into account the psychological effects of childhood trauma.


Prenatal smoking linked to severe asthma in teen years

Prenatal smoking linked to severe asthma in teen yearsWashington, June 1 : Children whose mothers smoked during pregnancy are more likely to suffer from acute asthma symptoms in their teens than asthma sufferers whose mothers did not smoke, a new study have found.


Genetics affect odds of quitting smoking

Genetics affect odds of quitting smokingWashington, May 31 : Genetics can help predict whether a person is likely to quit smoking on his or her own or need medication to improve the chances of success, according to new research.

The finding may help health care providers to provide more individualized treatment plans to help patients quit smoking.


Nicotine quick-fix mouth spray ‘could help kick the butt’

Nicotine quick-fix mouth spray ‘could help kick the butt’New York, Feb 29 : Nicotine spray may be the latest replacement therapy for those who want to quit smoking cigarettes, according to a new study.

Researchers in Denmark found that the fast-acting spray relieves cravings without the side effects of patches or pills, the New York Daily News reported.


Brazil bans smoking in public spaces

Brazil bans smoking in public spacesRio De Janeiro, Dec 16 - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has signed a law banning smoking in public spaces.

Smoking in all enclosed public spaces is forbidden in the new law, reported Xinhua.

It also prohibits tobacco advertising such as posters or banners at sale places. Previously the ban was only imposed on TV, radio and billboards advertising.


Smoking can kill 40 mn more people

Smoking can kill 40 mn more peopleWashington, Oct 5 - 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 more likely to die from it, meaning that smoking can single-handedly undermine the goal to reduce TB mortality by half between 1990 and 2015, says the research.


Like your morning cigarette? You're at greater risk!

Like your morning cigarette? You're at greater risk!Washington, Aug 8 - Smokers who are inclined to take a few puffs soon after waking up may face an increased risk of developing lung, head and neck cancers than smokers who do it later.

Joshua Muscat, from the Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, and colleagues investigated whether early morning puffing boosts smokers' risk of lung and head and neck cancers.


Empowered women smoke more than men: Study

Empowered women smoke more than men: StudyLondon, March 07 : A new study has indicated that empowered women smoke more than men.

According to a report, though it was only in the west that smoking among women was associated with empowerment, but this pattern is now repeating itself as women in poorer countries become more liberated.


Study debunks smoking makes you slimmer myth

Study debunks smoking makes you slimmer mythWashington, April 23 : A new research debunks the myth that smoking makes people slimmer.

According to a four-year analysis by researchers at the University of Navarra, people who never smoked put on less weight than active smokers or those who stop smoking.


Smokers Today Tend to Suffer from Severe Nicotine Addiction

According to a new study conducted in the US, people today seem to be more addicted to nicotine as compared to two decades ago and found it much harder to quit smoking, including requiring more intensive and individualized treatment.

Dr. David P. Sachs, the lead author of the study and other colleagues from the Palo Alto Centre for Pulmonary Disease Prevention, California and the St. Helena Hospital, Napa, California found severe nicotine addiction had gone up 12% between 1989 and 2006 and the percentage of smokers classified as highly nicotine dependent, as much as 32%.


Smoking Shortens Life and Reduces Life Quality

Smoking Shortens Life and Reduces Life Quality

According to a Finnish study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, smoking not only shortens your life it also lowers the quality of life in old age. Dr. Arto Y. Strandberg of the University of Helsinki and colleagues conducted the study on 1658 healthy white men born between 1919 and 1934 and evaluated their cardiovascular risks and their smoking habits.


British smokers confronted with graphic picture warnings

London  - British smokers confronted with graphic picture warnings Graphic images highlighting the dangers of smoking are appearing for the first time this month on tobacco products sold in Britain in a bid to urge people to quit the habit.


Electronic Cigarette Not Nicotine Replacement Therapy

Electronic Cigarette Not Nicotine Replacement TherapyWorld Health Organization (WHO) on Friday stated that despite marketing advertisements, the electronic cigarette is not deemed to be legitimate therapy for smokers trying to overthrow the habit.


Chat Online To Quit Smoking; NHS Scotland health advisors will help

Chat Online To Quit Smoking; NHS Scotland health advisors will helpAs an alternative to the telephone helpline, National Health Service (NHS), Scotland has initiated an online chat campaign for those more comfortable with the Internet, where smokers can chat with health advisors trained to help them quit the habit they can’t but would like to kick.


Smoking increases bladder cancer risk

Washington, Aug 1 : Smoking increases bladder cancer riskHere’s another reason why you should stop smoking: it causes bladder cancer, says a group of researchers who added that not many people are aware of this hazardous effect of lighting up.


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