A leading non-profit organisation working in the field of public health has requested poll officials in Assam to prohibit smoking in all polling booths in the state during the three-phased polls starting April 7. The chief electoral officers (CEO) of Jammu and Kashmir and Bihar have already issued directives to ensure that all polling centres in their states are declared smoke-free. 'We have met …
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Poll authorities in Goa should emulate Jammu and Kashmir and Bihar and ban smoking in polling booths in the state, an anti-tobacco group demanded Wednesday. 'It is requested that all election booths be declared tobacco free zones, by installing anti-smoking signboards - both inside as well as outside the booths,' Shekhar Salkar, general secretary of the National Organisation for Tobacco …
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Smart phones and tablets may hold the key to get more clinicians screen patients for tobacco use and advise smokers on how to quit, research shows. In the study, using mobile phones loaded with tobacco screening guidelines prompted nurses to ask patients about their smoking habits. After the counselling, most of smokers expressed a willingness to kick the habit, according to a study from …
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When you quit cigarettes, you might experience some physical changes in your body which will make the task tough. However, most people give in and break not due to these physical changes, but due to the many thoughts that pop up in their mind while they are attempting to quit. These thoughts are often irrational and need to be silenced through logic and patience. 1.  If I have just one …
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All polling stations for the Lok Sabha election in Bihar have been declared no-smoking zones, an official said Sunday. Additional Chief Electoral Officer R. Lakshmanan said the decision has been taken under Section 4 of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act. He said it will create more awareness about not smoking. 'A directive in this regard has been issued to all district electoral …
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If you are a smoker or someone who has recently kicked the butt, then you have probably noticed your lips getting darker as time passes. Dark or blackish lips is one of the most aesthetically challenging ill effect of smoking. With a lot of people looking for natural ways to lighten the colour of their lips, we decided to help you out. Here are some easy home remedies to lighten your lips and get …
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You have heard about all the ill effects of smoking – it causes cancer, ruins your skin, makes your lungs weak, can give you heart disease.  But quitting the cancer stick is not easy for some people. Many try and fail. In fact there have been several studies on the best method to quit smoking, but none have arrived at any definitive answer. One research study also said that people who try to …
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Here’s another reason to kick the butt, smoking increases the recurrence of TB. According to a new study, regular tobacco smoke increases the risk of recurrence of tuberculosis in patients. The study published on Monday provides critical new insight into the harmful links between smoking tobacco and developing TB, a release said. ‘More than ever before, we understand how tobacco harms people …
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Scientists have revealed that one compound from 'third-hand smoke,' which forms when second-hand smoke reacts with indoor air, damages DNA and sticks to it in a way that could potentially cause cancer. Bo Hang, Ph.D., who presented the research at the 247th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), said that although the idea of third-hand smoke made its debut in …
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You may have heard of first-hand smoke and second-hand smoke, but there's such a thing called as third-hand smoke too. Leftover cigarette smoke that clings on to walls, furniture and toys can be referred to as third-hand smoke.  Such 'third-hand smoke' may damage DNA and cause cancer, says a study. Research suggests that 'third-hand smoke' could pose a far more serious threat, especially to …
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Every doctor, friend, family member has told you about how bad smoking is for you. People have cried themselves hoarse telling you about how cigarettes cause cancer, lung disease and heart disease -- but none of it seems to work. Wondering why? Well, blame your brain for your failed resolution. According to a new study, weakened brain connections that are tied to self-control over cigarette …
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Researchers suggest that people are more likely to quit smoking and make otherhealthy lifestyle choices if they offered small financial incentives. A team from Newcastle University said that a review of evidence revealed that as little as 3 pounds could make people up to 50 percent more likely to change their behavior, the Independent reported. The research looked at more than 30,000 …
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The anti-tobacco messages in films have drawn a strong response from several filmmakers. Woody Allen refused to release the Academy Award-winning Blue Jasmine in India while Anurag Kashyap refused to release his film Ugly with the message. Vasu Vangala, a cancer survivor and a budding filmmaker gives us his view about the anti-tobacco ads: I love the movies. I love them enough to want to be a …
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