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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How much helpful are the repulsive images on cigarettes’ packets in discouraging smokers from lighting up? Not much perhaps, claims research. The use of a product influences our perception of it, making us even more susceptible to its positive aspects and altering our understanding of its drawbacks, according to a recent study by the Institut universitaire en sante mentale de Montreal and …
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A new study has found that advertisements that give a reason to smokers to quit are more successful in terms of persuasion than messages that explain how to go about it. The study found that smokers who viewed advertisements featuring reasons why to quit were substantiallyag more likely to quit smoking after the four-week study period. However, advertisements with messages about how to quit …
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March 11 is No Smoking Day.  Pegging the worldwide figure close to five to six million, health experts blame tobacco to be the number one cause of preventable deaths across the entire population, especially youth. 'Worldwide, tobacco consumption caused an estimated 100 million deaths in the last century and if current trends continue it will kill 1,000 million in the 21st century. Around …
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Do you smoke when your kids are around? It's time to change your habits as exposure to passive smoking can increase risks of heart attacks and strokes in your children at later ages, a study said. The team of researchers from Tasmania, Australia and Finland found that exposure to smoking in childhood thickens arteries' walls which, in turn, ups the risks of heart attack and stroke. 'The study …
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Children in India, especially those living in low-literacy populations, are not aware of warning labels on cigarette packets as these are not shown big enough and are graphically poor. In the six countries studied, researchers found that awareness about warning labels was greatest among children in Brazil where graphics often featured extremely gruesome pictures and covered 100 percent of either …
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Secondhand smoking is linked to pregnancy loss, including miscarriage, stillbirth and tubal ectopic pregnancy, a new research has warned. Scientists at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and the University at Buffalo (UB) in the US found that women with the highest levels of secondhand smoke exposure had significantly greater estimates of risk for all three adverse pregnancy outcomes. 'This …
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Health officials in the US are optimistic that tobacco-use could go down in the coming years and become zero or negligible by 2050. With the current anti-tobacco propaganda, fall in smoking rates and a younger generation averse to smoking, it does seem feasible in the US but will it work in India? Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi, Professor and Cancer Surgeon at the Tata Memorial Hospital and one of …
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Cancer surgeon Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi who is also one of the nation’s most vocal anti-tobacco campaigners tells us why electronic cigarettes are very hazardous.  Electronic cigarettes are being increasingly used by youngsters as a safer alternative to regular tobacco cigarettes (though they were recently banned in Maharashtra and Punjab). It’s available in malls and online stores and was even …
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