Monday, 4 July, 2022

Topic: Smoking

New research shows what happens to your lung cells as soon as you quit smoking

A new study has uncovered that in people who no longer smoke, the body replenishes the airways with normal cells that help protect the lungs better.

3 out of 10 lung cancer patients in India are non-smokers, doctors blame pollution

Doctors blame increased exposure to indoor and outdoor pollutants like PM2.5 for the rising number of lung cancer cases among non-smokers.

Charminar — the ‘rugged’ cigarettes that promoted toxic masculinity

The brand endorsed an idea of masculinity that involved men inviting you to hold that cigarette as an extension of your hand because that’s what would ‘satisfy’ you.

Vaping on the rise, doctors blame it for spurt in cases of breathing disorders among youth

Easy availability of e-cigarettes, say medical experts, has led to a rise in their use causing health complications in young Indians.

Tobacco companies in China are opening schools, and the Chinese welcome it

Many such ‘tobacco schools’ were built following the devastating Sichuan earthquake in 2008.

Smoker Priyanka Chopra had it coming for her double standards – asthma or not

Before Priyanka says ‘choice’ again, she should pick her ads carefully. Preferably, not ones with life-threatening diseases.

Flavours, cool tricks, & even earning money: Vaping isn’t just about quitting tobacco

Indians are increasingly taking to vaping and studies are yet to conclusively tell us if it is indeed a healthier alternative to smoking.

Sitting is not the new smoking

Studies show that people who spend more time sitting may die early from various chronic diseases. But still, it is not as bad as smoking.

Modi govt takes U-turn on e-cigarettes, says no plan to ban import

But minister tells Lok Sabha that e-cigarettes are harmful for both active and passive users.

Number of non-smokers with lung cancer in north India is now same as smokers: New study

The study by a Delhi hospital also shows an increasing number of cases in younger age groups with no smoking history.

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Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Indian Naval Air Squadron INAS 324 commissioned at Visakhapatnam | Twitter | @PBNS_India

India’s Eastern Seaboard gets its first naval air squadron INAS 324

With INAS 324, the Indian Navy's Eastern Seaboard will now operate a naval air squadron with HAL’s indigenously built Advanced Light Helicopter.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.