Sunday, 22 May, 2022
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Chewing tobacco is worse than smoking for the heart, Patna medical institute says

The study was conducted on heart patients who chewed tobacco for the first time, also on those who took it thrice a day.

Actress Alizeh Shah caught smoking. Pakistanis accuse her of corrupting culture

Someone recorded TV actress Alizeh Shah smoking in a car. Soon, Pakistani social media was abuzz with users blaming feminism and the showbiz industry.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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