Why middle-aged smokers should quit

Why middle-aged smokers should quit

New York, April 16 (IANS) Middle-aged individuals who smoke could be at far greater risk of developing heart failure than those who never smoked, or those who quit, according to new research.   Heart failure is a chronic condition in which the heart does not pump blood properly.   “Previous research has focused on smoking […]

Smokers with HIV more at risk of lung cancer than AIDS

Smokers with HIV more at risk of lung cancer than AIDS

New York, September 19 (IANS) People living with HIV who adhere to antiretroviral therapy but smoke tobacco cigarettes are more likely to die from lung cancer than from AIDS, a study led by an Indian-origin researcher has revealed.   The findings showed that overall people with HIV who take antiviral medicines but who also smoke […]

Smokers find it hard to quit despite knowing ill-effects

Smokers find it hard to quit despite knowing ill-effects

  Mumbai, August 13 (PTI) Smokers suffer from poor physical and mental health, but find it difficult to kick the butt despite being aware of the serious health risks, according to a study conducted in five major cities in India.   Smokers are 178 per cent more likely to suffer from mental stress than non-smokers, […]

France to become one of priciest countries in Europe for smokers

France to become one of priciest countries in Europe for smokers

PARIS, July 6 (Reuters) – France will raise the price of cigarettes to 10 euros ($11.35) a pack within three years, the health minister said on Thursday, confirming a strategy that will push tobacco costs to among the highest in Europe.   At present, a packet of 20 cigarettes costs roughly 7 euros ($7.95) in […]

Talking to a nurse may persuade smokers to quit smoking

New York, September 17 (IANS) Talking to a trained nurse might help smokers to quit smoking, a study has found.   The research shows that self-reported quit rates increased when nurses and other staff members were trained to coach patients on how to stop smoking.   “Hospitalisation is the perfect time to help people quit. […]

Smokers at increased risk of tooth loss: warns study

Regular and heavy smokers have a significantly increased risk of tooth loss, warns a study. Male smokers are up to 3.6 times more likely to lose their teeth than non-smokers, whereas female smokers have 2.5 times greater risk, the findings showed. [google_ad_728_90_text] “Most teeth are lost as a result of either caries (tooth decay) or […]

Why some smokers don’t get cancer

Why some smokers don’t get cancer

New York, (IANS) Researchers have identified a set of genetic markers that help even smokers live longer and protect them from deadly diseases such as cancer. [google_ad_728_90_text] “We identified a set of genetic markers that together seem to promote longevity,” said corresponding author of the study Morgan Levine from University of California-Los Angeles.   The […]