Wednesday, 29 June, 2022

Topic: Smoking

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.

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.

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.

Health ministry makes it clear — smoking and chewing tobacco increases Covid-19 risk

The ministry advisory comes three months after a non-peer-reviewed French study had claimed smokers are less likely to contract Covid-19.

US startup seeks FDA nod for RespiRx, an inhaler that can help one quit smoking

Triggered by breathing, the RespiRx also emulates the hand-to-mouth experience of a cigarette — which may prove to be a notable advantage over gums or patches.

Heavy smoking blamed for Indonesia’s 6.6% coronavirus death rate

Smoking is still common & growing in Indonesia & experts argue it’s no coincidence that many of the 18,000-plus patients in the country have died.

Nicotine patch test on Covid patients, healthcare workers to see if smokers are ‘protected’

The trial will be conducted on 1,900 people by French researchers who found in a study that smokers are less likely to contract Covid-19.

Smokers could be living on edge of contracting Covid-19, say IIT study

The study also rings warning bells for asymptomatic carriers of Covid-19 with anosmia (loss of smell) and ageusia (loss of taste) to self-quarantine themselves.

Smoking makes it easier for coronavirus to get into lung cells, study finds

Smokers may have elevated levels of an enzyme called ACE-2, which helps virus enter cells in their lungs, European Respiratory Journal study shows.

Vaping may increase health risks in Covid-19 patients, warns FDA

Some health experts have speculated that vaping is causing younger patients in USA to be hospitalized with Covid-19 at a higher rate than anticipated

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