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New Delhi | Jun 30, 2020
Good to Netflix and chill, but why the tobacco still?

Study finds, online streaming platforms flouting tobacco imagery rules.

General, Science, Health, Society, Policy, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Dec 16, 2019
Has the world reigned in smokeless tobacco use by regulatory implementation? Study finds out

In a study published in the journal The Lancet Oncology, the researchers collected and analyzed data from various published reports such as the Global WHO FCTC Implementation Progress Reports of 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, WHO reports on global tobacco epidemic 2013, 2015 and 2017, Global Tobacco Surveillance System Data and the WHO-NCI Monograph. They examined the prevalence, trends and policy progress in smokeless tobacco control on the lines of the WHO FCTC guidelines.

General, Science, Health, Society, Policy, Deep-dive
Kolkata | Jun 26, 2019
Inside a cell, scientists decipher how tobacco products cause cancer

Researchers at the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata; University of Otago, New Zealand; Fred Hutchinson Cancer  Research Centre, USA and National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, West Bengal, explain how altered levels of biological molecules, like lncRNA and miRNA, can lead to the development of oral cancer. 

General, Science, Health, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Apr 2, 2019
Researchers study the trends in smoking in China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and India.

An international collaboration of researchers have studied the trends in tobacco use in China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and India. The study, which included a million participants, is a meta-analysis of 20 cohort studies in these countries that collected data on tobacco habits from representative individuals above 35 years of age. The results reveal region–specific tobacco smoking patterns and the resulting mortality.

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Bengaluru | Mar 8, 2018

Head and neck cancer is one among the monst commonly diagnosed types of carcinomas in the world. Studies show that in India, people from the northeastern states--Assam, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura and Nagaland -- have the highest incidence of head and neck cancers in the country. Novel study suggests biomarkers for early, efficient and comprehensive diagnosis of the disease.

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Jul 19, 2017

Increasingly, today’s youth of the country are blowing up their childhood in smoke, quite literally! A new study has revealed some shocking reasons behind the addiction to tobacco based products among the youth. The study calls out that parents, especially mothers, play a great role in increasing the probability of their kids getting addicted to tobacco, as much as three times! In spite of the anti-tobacco laws introduced by the government, families play a great role in dissuading the children from using tobacco, claim the researchers.

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