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Smoking and drinking link to recreational drug use by young people: UN-backed report

New York/IBNS: The use of alcohol and tobacco by young people and children is closely linked to the use of illicit drugs, a UN-backed narcotics control body warned on Thursday.

Smokers who quit one month before surgery reap benefits: UN health agency

New York/IBNS: Tobacco smokers who quit at least four weeks before undergoing surgery not only have a lower risk of complications, but also show better results six months later than those who continue, the United Nations health agency  said on Monday.

Quitting smoking could lead to major changes in gut bacteria: Study

New York/IBNS: Quitting smoking leads to major changes in intestinal bacteria, according to new research. But just what the changes mean will need further investigation.

US vaping-related death toll hits 42, lung injuries near 2,200 - Health Agency

Washington/Sputnik/UNI: The number of deaths caused by vaping-related respiratory illnesses in the United States has climbed to 42, and nearly 2,200 cases of lung injuries have been reported, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a notice.

Study shows heavy smoking can have a damaging effect on facial ageing

London/IBNS: Heavy smoking may have a causal effect on facial ageing, according to new research led by the University of Bristol.

Public Smoking: Can COTPA change the lifestyle of the people in West Bengal?

Kolkata:  War against tobacco epidemic began more than a decade ago but could only achieve limited success with certain parts of India lagging behind in enforcing laws to combat it. According to Tobacco Free West Bengal,  a non-governmental initiative which is making an effort to deliver high impact, evidence-based tobacco-control interventions,  the law under which smoking in public places is prohibited must be enforced in the state.

Don’t let smoking steal life’s breathtaking moments, urges UN health agency

New York, May 30 (IBNS): Tobacco use continues to claim around eight million lives a year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, in a call for faster action from governments to tackle smoking and the “enormous” health, social, environmental and economic costs it entails.

Smoking makes Rheumatoid Arthritis worse, says expert

Kolkata, May 10 (UNI) Smoking is linked to the development of Rheumatoid Arthritis, particularly for people who have smoked 20 years or longer, according to medicos of CK Birla Hospitals-CMRI.

Avoid smoky environments to protect your heart:Study

Milan, May 4 (IBNS): If a room or car is smoky, stay away until it has cleared. That’s the main message of research presented today at EuroHeartCare 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

Medicaid could save $2.6 billion within a year if just 1 percent of recipients quit smoking: Study

New York, Apr 23 (IBNS): Reducing smoking, and its associated health effects, among Medicaid recipients in each state by just 1 percent would result in $2.6 billion in total Medicaid savings the following year, according to new research by UCSF.

Want to quit smoking? partner up, says study

Lisbon, Apr 12 (IBNS): Kicking the habit works best in pairs. That’s the main message of a study presented today at EuroPrevent 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

Study shows impact of plain cigarette packaging warnings

London, Mar 24 (IBNS): Health warnings on plain-packaged cigarettes have more of an impact on smokers than those on branded packs, according to new research from the University of Stirling.

Smoking during pregnancy pose risks to both baby and mother: Study finds

Smoking during pregnancy is understood to pose risks to both baby and mother. Now, new research led by the University of Glasgow has found further evidence that maternal smoking poses a risk to baby and child health.

Smoking habit may limit body’s ability to fight dangerous form of skin cancer: Study warns

London, Feb 20 (IBNS): Melanoma patients with a history of smoking cigarettes are 40 per cent less likely to survive their skin cancer than people who have never smoked, according to a new report funded by Cancer Research UK.

Quit Smoking: New research suggests higher levels of nicotine may help

London, Jan 11 (IBNS): Allowing smokers to determine their nicotine intake while they are trying to quit is likely to help them kick the habit, according to an early study in 50 people led by Queen Mary University of London.