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Nicotine Aids Spread Of Lung Cancer To Brain Leading To Deadly Metastatic Tumours

New York: Researchers have found that nicotine, a non-carcinogenic chemical found in tobacco, actually promotes the spread of lung cancer cells into the brain where they can form deadly metastatic tumours. Smokers are far more likely to develop lung cancer than non-smokers, the study said. “Based on our findings, we don’t think that nicotine replacement […]

Nicotine in e-cigarettes raises chronic bronchitis risk: Study

New York: E-cigarette vaping with nicotine not only hampers mucus clearance from the airways, but also increases the risk of chronic bronchitis, warn researchers. A single session of vaping can deliver more nicotine in the airways than smoking one cigarette, warned researchers in a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care […]

Delhi High Court extends stay on circular banning e-cigarettes

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday extended its stay on the ban on a Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) order banning the sale, manufacture, distribution, trade, import and advertisement of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) including e-cigarettes, till August 22, the next date fixed for further hearing. Justice Vibhu Bakhru’s decision came […]

Reduced alcohol intake could help quit smoking, says study

New York: If quitting smoking is one of your New Year’s resolutions, you might want to consider cutting back on your drinking too, a study has found. The study found that heavy alcohol drinkers who are trying to stop smoking may find that reducing their alcohol intake can also help them quit their daily smoking […]

Sexual minority youth at higher risk of drug use: Study

New York: Young people who identify themselves as lesbian, gay or bisexual are at an increased risk of using substances such as alcohol, nicotine and marijuana, a new study has found. The study, published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, suggested that they are also at higher risk of poly substance use than their […]

Commissionerate Police raids hookah bar in Capital city

Bhubaneswar: Commissionerate Police today conducted raid on a hookah bar at Nayapalli in Bhubaneswar for running illegally and using banned tobacco products. Hookahs and banned tobacco products containing nicotine were seized during the raid.  The owner of the bar however refuted the allegations and said that the products were “herbal.” The raids are part of […]

'Nicotine not to be blamed for smoking-related deaths'

New Delhi: Fearing a blanket ban on e-cigarettes by the government in view of the limited awareness about the relative benefits of vaping over smoking, the Association of Vapors India (AVI) on Saturday stressed that nicotine should not be blamed for smoking-related deaths. There is a widespread misconception about the health risks of vaping, which […]

E-cigarettes linked to risk of heart attack and stroke

London: Vaping e-cigarettes with nicotine may cause stiffening of the arteries in humans and that may increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes in later life, researchers have found. Researchers conducted a study that included young adults — average age of 26 — with no history of electronic cigarette use who identified themselves as […]

Smoking may increase sensitivity to social stress, says a new study

Paris: A cigarette should not be considered as a medium to loosen up, says a new study by the French National Centre for Scientific Research published on Tuesday. As per the reports of Efe news, in an experiment it was found that exposure to nicotine produced a stressing effect on lab mice. “(The experiments) suggest […]

'Light' cigarette use may up lung cancer risk

New York: If you are a smoker using the so-called “light” cigarettes, for their lower levels of tar or nicotine, think twice. According to a study, you may be at an increased risk of developing a certain form of lung cancer that occurs deep in the lungs. Cigarettes labelled as lights, milds, or low-tar — […]

Chandigarh bans nicotine sale

Chandigarh: Chandigarh has imposed a ban on nicotine sale. Earlier, Punjab was the only State where there was a complete ban on nicotine. The decision came to light on yesterday when the Punjab and Haryana High Court was informed in this regard. Two years back, the high court had issued directions to the Chandigarh administration […]