Over 11 per cent of 6.4 million deaths worldwide was caused by smoking in 2015 and 52.2 per cent of them took place in China, India, USA, and Russia, according to the latest estimates in the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study published in medical journal The Lancet.
Life insurance companies are in early stages of discussions to see if access to one‘s social media profile could be an enabler to offer better rates of premium for a policy.
On Thursday, the judge rejected the case from the claimants - British American Tobacco, Japan Tobacco International, Philip Morris International and Imperial Brands â€“ who accused the regulations of being disproportionate.
The experts are prompting regulators at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to have a broad "open-minded" perspective when it comes to regulating e-cigarettes.
The number of non-smokers has increased but governments worldwide must intensify their efforts to dramatically reduce their consumption and protect public health, according to a new WHO Global Report on Trends in Tobacco Smoking.
The panel also suggested to impose manufacturers a fine of Rs 50000 up from now Rs 5000 for violating the provision on carrying pictorial warning signs on cigarette packets.
Finnish researchers conducted two surveys of twins, including a total of 5,457 families. Parents were asked to remember when each twin reached certain milestones, and their other traits in childhood.
According to a study, moderate amounts of alcohol consumed may have similar protective effects on depression to those that have been observed for coronary heart disease
The cost of smoking in reality is much more than what you shell out of your pocket for a pack of cigarettes! It adds to your life in other forms, i.e. by way of medical expenses and even your insurance premiums!
Electronic cigarettes may not be useful in combating smoking addiction as they are still delivering nicotine to the body, an Italian government study has warned.
Cigarette smoking among American teenagers dropped to a record low in 2012, a decline that may have been partly driven by a sharp hike in the federal tobacco tax, researchers said.
Smoking during pregnancy can triple the baby's chance of developing meningitis, researchers warn. Children exposed to smoke from a parent's cigarettes at home are also twice as likely to have the deadly illness.
In eight European and Scandinavian countries, 270,000 people are diagnosed every year with cancers caused by smoking, according to a European study.
The half-trillion-dollar tobacco industry, likened to a terrorist movement, will kill up to a billion people worldwide this century due to smoking, unless the governments clamp down on the perpetrators, experts warn.
Ten states have banned a popular form of chewing tobacco in a major policy shift that may save millions of lives and strike a blow at the global tobacco industry, already reeling from new anti-smoking laws around the world.
Trying to stop smoking? Smokers have considerably more success when they use nicotine patches or prescription medications than when they try to go it alone, an international study found.
Hookah can cause as much harm to lung function and respiratory system as cigarette smoking, a new study has claimed. Hookah is thought to be "less dangerous" than cigarettes because it forces the smoke to go through water before it reaches the lungs.
Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan, charged with smoking in public during an IPL match, today escaped with a paltry fine of Rs 100, less than the cost of his cigarette box, after having pleaded guilty before a court in Jaipur.
Acupuncture and hypnosis have been promoted as drug-free ways to help smokers kick the habit, and there is some evidence that they work, according to a research review that looked at 14 international studies.
Tobacco-related deaths have nearly tripled in the past decade and big tobacco firms are undermining public efforts that could save millions, a report led by the health campaign group the World Lung Foundation (WLF) said on Wednesday.
Lighting up could be slowing you down in the bedroom.
A ban on smoking in New York City parks, beaches, boardwalks and pedestrian plazas took effect on Monday, but smokers can still puff away legally on sidewalks.
Most Russians overestimate how healthy they are and many run high health risks by smoking, abusing alcohol, being obese and failing to take enough exercise, according to a report published on Tuesday.