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Smoking likely to worsen Covid severity, increase risk of death, UK study reveals

Compared to non-smokers, smokers are 80% more likely to contract severe Covid, study by Oxford university finds.
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Study claiming smoking prevents Covid taken down, researchers linked with tobacco industry

Study published in European Respiratory Journal in July 2020 joined a series of studies that generated a worldwide flurry of interest, but last month the journal published a retraction.
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Screening non-smokers for lung cancer just as important & effective, finds Taiwan study

Study by National Taiwan University College of Medicine which screened never-smokers based on family history, other risk factors identified a high baseline prevalence of lung cancer.
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Kids of ’90s will remember these ‘cigarettes’ fondly, despite its controversial, unhealthy tag

Over the years, Phantom sweet cigarettes have been called out for promoting smoking in children and being very unhealthy due to the high sugar content.
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Smoking can’t protect against Covid, it makes antibodies disappear — Experts on CSIR study

A CSIR study said smokers had low seroprevalence. But doctors said smoking reduces immunity, which makes antibodies disappear faster — which is why seroprevalence may be lower.

Smokers, vegetarians at lesser risk of contracting Covid, shows nationwide CSIR survey

The survey also found that those with blood group 'O' may be less susceptible to the infection, while people with 'B' and 'AB' blood groups were at a higher risk.
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India’s Tobacco Control Act must be amended, should recognise WHO guidelines, says report

The 50-page report, which was submitted to the Ministry of Health, highlights ‘glaring gaps’ such as allowing smoking in designated areas and the sale of single stick cigarettes.
A no-smoking awareness campaign in Mumbai on World No-Tobacco Day in May this year | ANI

Coming soon on Netflix, Amazon, Disney+ Hotstar — warnings with smoking scenes

Govt is framing rules to ensure streaming platforms carry health warnings with smoking scenes as depicting tobacco consumption without them amounts to promotion.
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What a smoky bar can teach us about the ‘6-feet rule’ during Covid pandemic

As professors who study fluid dynamics and aerosols, we have been exploring how COVID-19 circulates and the risks it creates.
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Teens, young adults who use tobacco likely to be more prone to getting Covid, study finds

More than 6% smokers and vapers between ages of 13 to 24 had tested positive for Covid-19, compared with less than 1% of those who had never used.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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