Do e-cigarettes undermine desire to quit smoking?

Trying to quit smoking? Spend time with people who use e-cigarettes. The University College London research has found that smokers who were regularly exposed to vapers (as opposed to other smokers) were around 20 percent more likely to have reported both a high current motivation to quit and made a recent quit attempt. The findings…

Not exercising worse for your health than smoking: Study

Washington D.C. [USA], Oct 21(ANI): We have all heard that exercise helps you live longer. But a new study goes one step further, finding that a sedentary lifestyle is worse for health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease. Researchers and author of the study published in the journal JAMA Network Open called the results as “extremely surprising.”…

Pollution behind more ailments than smoking

Smoking causes more than 80% of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) cases in the developed world. But over half (54%) of them in India are attributable to indoor and outdoor air pollution, according to a Lancet Global Health research paper. This makes the air we breathe as bad as smoking, depending on our proximity and exposure…

Puffing away? Smoking is bad news for your muscles too

Fitness freaks should take note of a new study which says that cigarette smoke is directly damaging the muscles in your body. The study, which appears in the The Journal of Physiology, says that smoking decreases the number of small blood vessels that transport oxygen and nutrients to the leg muscles. The research was conducted by the University of…