Vaping impacts blood vessels, even without nicotine

Healthy young people show signs of impaired blood vessel function after just a few puffs of an electronic cigarette, even without nicotine, new research shows. “We essentially found that using e-cigarettes is... Read more »

Govt seeks support of religious scholars

Web Desk On May 31, 2019 Last updated May 31, 2019 ISLAMABAD: The government has sought assistance from religious scholars in view of growing trend of smoking among people of the country.... Read more »

Govt decides to act against cigarette manufacturing firms

Web Desk On Apr 30, 2019 Last updated Apr 30, 2019 ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to take action against cigarette manufacturing firms for violating anti-smoking laws. The federal Ministry of Health... Read more »

If cancer patients are smokers, their treatment is likely to be less effective

When cancer patients are current smokers, their treatment is likely to be less effective and more expensive than if they quit smoking, a US study suggests. The added cost largely stems from... Read more »

WHO urges govts to enforce bans on tobacco advertising, promotion

World Health Organization is urging governments to enforce bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship at sporting events, including when hosting or receiving broadcasts of Formula 1 and MotoGP events. According to... Read more »

‘Child marriages must end to control cervical cancer’

Web Desk On Mar 4, 2019 Last updated Mar 4, 2019 LAHORE: Punjab University Institute of Social and Cultural Studies Director Prof Dr Rubeena Zakar said, “child marriages must be controlled to... Read more »

In US, cigarette smoking rate declines to new low

Cigarette smoking is losing popularity in the United States, where health officials Thursday announced just 14 percent of the population now smokes, the lowest level ever recorded in the country. Some 34... Read more »