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North Korea bans laughing, drinking and shopping for 11-days to observe Kim Jong Il's death anniversary
World

North Korea bans laughing, drinking and shopping for 11-days to observe Kim Jong Il's death anniversary

For the unversed, Kim Jong Il passed away due to a heart attack on 17 December, 2011. The 69-year-old had ruled the country from 1994 to 2011.

New Zealand comes up with unique plan to end smoking: A lifetime ban for those under 14 now
World

New Zealand comes up with unique plan to end smoking: A lifetime ban for those under 14 now

Big tax increases have already been imposed on cigarettes in recent years and some question why they aren't hiked even higher

World Heart Day 2021: Why early menopause is a risk factor for coronary heart disease
India

World Heart Day 2021: Why early menopause is a risk factor for coronary heart disease

In the reproductive phase, female sex hormones have a protective effect on cardiovascular health making it rare for young women to have heart attacks

Tracing the history of vaping on screen in Hollywood films and TV: From glamour to grit and addiction
Entertainment

Tracing the history of vaping on screen in Hollywood films and TV: From glamour to grit and addiction

The tobacco and entertainment industries have long and tangled histories — including product placement in movies, television sponsorships and promotional relationships with glamorous Hollywood stars.

Smoking features in over 90 percent French movies even half a century after Nouvelle Vague, study finds
Entertainment

Smoking features in over 90 percent French movies even half a century after Nouvelle Vague, study finds

With 2.6 minutes of screen time on average per film, tobacco gets an exposure equivalent to six advertising spots, the survey, based on 150 films, examined.

Colorectal cancer: Avoid red meat and alcohol consumption as they may increase risk
India

Colorectal cancer: Avoid red meat and alcohol consumption as they may increase risk

In recent years, colorectal cancer cases have increased significantly making it the third most common cancer in the world

Young onset of esophageal cancer is rare but on the rise: Study says poor five-year survival rate likely among patients
Health

Young onset of esophageal cancer is rare but on the rise: Study says poor five-year survival rate likely among patients

You may not be as aware of the threat of esophageal cancer as you may be of breast, lung or even prostate cancer, but the prevalence of this cancer type is gradually increasing. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, esophageal cancer is the seventh most commonly occurring cancer among men and the 13th among women worldwide

World Diabetes Day 2020: Less salt intake, exercising may help diabetics keep their heart healthy
Health

World Diabetes Day 2020: Less salt intake, exercising may help diabetics keep their heart healthy

A 2010 study suggests that cardiovascular complications are the major cause of death among 70 percent of patients with Type 2 diabetes

Following American Heart Association's 'simple seven' recommendations can prevent hypertension, claims study
Health

Following American Heart Association's 'simple seven' recommendations can prevent hypertension, claims study

A recent study suggested that following even one of the 'simple seven' recommendations can reduce the risk of developing hypertension by six percent

Research shows vaping link to COVID-19; long-term effects of infection in e-cigarette smokers still unknown
science

Research shows vaping link to COVID-19; long-term effects of infection in e-cigarette smokers still unknown

Experts have warned that the virus in all likelihood capitalizes on the scarred lungs of smokers and vapers.

Smoking socially causes more harm than you may think: Its dangers and some ways to quit
Health

Smoking socially causes more harm than you may think: Its dangers and some ways to quit

The new study suggests that social smokers who smoke less than 10 cigarettes per day are not much better off than heavy smokers

Smoking, not sleeping enough, and three other habits that harm your sexual performance
Health

Smoking, not sleeping enough, and three other habits that harm your sexual performance

A study, published in Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology in 2020, indicates that an unhealthy lifestyle does contribute to the development of sexual disorders and dysfunctions in the long run

World No Tobacco Day 2020: How to prevent your younger family members and friends from picking up smoking
Health

World No Tobacco Day 2020: How to prevent your younger family members and friends from picking up smoking

Young people are particularly susceptible to picking up smoking because the tobacco industry often campaigns to gain a new generation of consumers.

World No Tobacco Day 2020: How your body heals when you quit smoking
Health

World No Tobacco Day 2020: How your body heals when you quit smoking

Doctors believe that the body starts to heal and return to its original self immediately after quitting smoking.

World No Tobacco Day 2020: Smokeless tobacco products contain more nicotine than cigarettes, increase risk of stroke
India

World No Tobacco Day 2020: Smokeless tobacco products contain more nicotine than cigarettes, increase risk of stroke

Smokeless tobacco is found in paan masala, gutkha, khaini, zarda and other such products.

World No Tobacco Day 2020: Five tips to stop the urge to smoke early in the morning
India

World No Tobacco Day 2020: Five tips to stop the urge to smoke early in the morning

The habit of smoking a cigarette early in the morning can prove to be dangerous, here are five ways which may help reduce the early morning cravings for a puff

World No Tobacco Day 2020: Smoking e-cigarettes may increase risk of heart attacks, suggest studies
India

World No Tobacco Day 2020: Smoking e-cigarettes may increase risk of heart attacks, suggest studies

Even though e-cigarettes contain lower levels of carcinogens than conventional tobacco products, each vaping device releases ultrafine particles along with toxins that can actually damage blood vessels and encourage blood clotting, which may lead to heart attacks

World No Tobacco Day 2020: Five smokers describe what trying to quit after years of smoking feels like
Health

World No Tobacco Day 2020: Five smokers describe what trying to quit after years of smoking feels like

We talked to five people addicted to smoking who have tried to quit for various reasons, to understand just how difficult fighting this addiction can be.

World No Tobacco Day 2020: How does COVID-19 affect smokers?
science

World No Tobacco Day 2020: How does COVID-19 affect smokers?

The World Health Organization has stated that smokers could be more vulnerable to COVID-19 as well as to severe symptoms if they contract the infection.