Smokers

  • Things smokers say every day to justify smoking. Admit it, you've done it too January 31, 2014

    How many times have you bonded over a cigarette in the restaurant alley way with a complete stranger whom you asked for a light? Countless times perhaps. Smokers everywhere have their nice little group thing going on. They meet to have a quick break from work, an escape to the...
  • 100 mn deaths due to smoking in last 100 years in India November 12, 2012

    New Delhi: A new study has estimated that 100 million people have died due to smoking in India over the last 100 years, and the worst apparently is yet to come. Nearly 4.52 trillion cigarettes and 40.3 trillion beedis have been produced in 100 years, between 1910 and 2010 in...
  • Poor more prone to smoking in India: WHO study November 10, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Socioeconomic milieu also has a bearing on the smoking habit as poor men in India smoke more than the rich, says a recent study. The World Health Survey (WHS) conducted by the WHO has found that 46.7 per cent of the poor men smoke in India as against 21.8...
  • Less respect for smokers than the overweight? August 7, 2011

    Washington: Americans are biased against smokers and the overweight, but the United States saves its greatest disrespect for those who light up, according to a Gallup poll published on Friday. One in four Americans report having less respect for a person who smokes, compared to 12 percent of Americans who...
  • "Evening types" more likely to smoke: study October 29, 2010

    New York: Night owls may be more likely than early birds to smoke, and less likely to kick the habit over time, a new study suggests. Researchers found that among more than 23,000 twin pairs followed for up to 30 years, those who described themselves as "evening types" usually alert...
  • Fight against Tobacco, the silent killer October 19, 2010

    Nearly 0.9 million tobaccorelated deaths occur in India annually as compared to 5.5 million world wide. ...
  • Tobacco firms targetting women: WHO June 1, 2010

    Mumbai: Hundred and twenty million Indians light up day after day while 9 lakh Indians die every year, as a result of smoking. The last decade has witnessed a sharp rise in the number of women smokers who face genderspecific risks. Senior chest physician, Lilavati Hospital, Dr Mehta says, It reduces...
  • World's smallest man dies of heart attack at 21 March 16, 2010

    Beijing: The world's shortest man, China's He Pingping, who was just over 74 cm tall (29 inches), has died at the age of 21 from apparent heart complications, the Guinness World Records book said. He, who suffered a form of primordial dwarfism and was recognised as a worldrecord holder in...
  • Cigarette packs designed to scare from May 31 May 6, 2009

    New Delhi: The government on Wednesday assured the Supreme Court that it would ensure pictorial warnings like the skull and cross bones or a cancerdisfigured face were carried on the packets of cigarettes and other tobacco products from May 31. Additional Solicitor General Gopal Subramaniam told the bench of Justice B...
  • Cost of smoking: 6 million lives, $500bn loss March 13, 2009

    Mumbai: Though smoking is expected to kill six million people worldwide and drain $500 billion from the global economy this year, the meltdown will barely dent this pernicious habit, according to a new report. The third edition of The Tobacco Atlas, coauthored by Michael Eriksen, director of Georgia State University Institute...
  • 40% Indian docs are chain smokers June 29, 2007

    New Delhi: Smoking kills and I bet your doctor tells you that everyday. But guess what, even he knows its easier said than done. A new study reveals that over 40 percent of medical students in the country are smokers. Anyone can tell you that smoking kills, that cigarettes are...
  • Passive smokers at heart disease risk June 20, 2007

    Washington: People exposed to passive smoke could face a higher heart disease risk, says a study that directly measured for the first time second hand smoke exposure through levels of a nicotine byproduct in the blood. Previous studies have relied on the participants' recall of exposure. However, in the new...
  • Smokers may suffer from knee pain June 17, 2007

    New York: People who smoke may face an increasing risk of knee pain than nonsmokers. David Felson and researchers at Boston University School of Medicine and the Mayo Clinic studied 159 men with knee osteoarthritis for 30 months. Nineteen of the men were smokers, reported health portal HealthDay. The study looked at...
  • Take off, light up on smokers' airline November 9, 2006

    Berlin: We would like to remind passengers that smoking is permitted on this flight. It has been a long time since most European air travellers heard anything like this, but a German entrepreneur has set up an airline that will give its customers the freedom to chainsmoke from takeoff to landing. Alexander...
  • Smokers are at a higher HIV risk September 25, 2006

    London: Smokers may be at a greater risk of HIV infection, a new study suggests. Andrew Furber and colleagues at the South East Sheffield Primary Care Trust reviewed about 3,500 studies and said that smokers were 60300 per cent more likely to acquire HIV as compared to nonsmokers. Although smoking tobacco...
  • Truth about nonsmokers & nicotine September 13, 2006

    New York: Nicotine may help reduce depression in nonsmokers, says a new study, though scientists caution that people with depression should not attempt to smoke or even start using a nicotine patch. Researchers led by Joseph McClernon at Duke University Medical Center recruited 11 people who did not smoke but who...