Indian smokeless tobacco products among most lethal: Study

The meta-analysis looked at 37 studies and SLT products that are chewed or snuffed orally or nasally, or applied over teeth and gums, or gargled or drunk. Written by Abantika Ghosh, The Indian Express Indian smokeless tobacco products are among the most lethal, according to a study by ICMR – National Institute of Cancer Prevention […]

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Doctors in UAE sound oral cancer alarm over use of qat, betel leaves

By: Jasmine Al Kuttab /Abu Dhabi / Khaleej Times The trafficking, possession or consumption of the substance is a criminal offence. Doctors in the UAE are warning against the illegal use of betel leaves (paan) and qat leaves, which they said are among the top causes of oral cancer. “We have noticed people consuming these […]

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The more cigarettes you smoke, the higher your risk of having a stroke

Source: mymedicalmantra.com Men under 50 years old who smoke are 88 per cent more likely to have a stroke than men who never smoked, researchers said. And the more they smoke, the greater their stroke risk, revealed researchers from University of Maryland While smoking has long been associated with the risk of stroke, the study […]

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Tobacco Resources

Report: Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) , India (2016-2017)       Factsheet: Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) , India (2016-2017)       Factsheet: Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) , India (2009-2010)       Report: Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) , India (2009-2010)      

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Frequently asked questions on esophageal cancer

1. What is the esophagus? Ans: The oesophagus,also known as the food pipe, is a muscular tube that serves as a conduit for moving food and drink from the mouth to the stomach. 2. What are the different types of esophageal cancer? Ans : Cancer of the esophagus typically occur in one of two forms, […]

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‘Cancer not the only disease linked to smokeless tobacco’

Source: Livemint A large number of chemical compounds of smokeless tobacco products were found to be hepatotoxic by a group of scientists from ICMR New Delhi: Smokeless tobacco products do not only cause cancer. Comprehensive research by Indian scientists show a close link between these products, including chewing tobacco and tobacco-based mouth fresheners, and diseases of […]

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Cancer: Govt makes ‘QuitLine’ number on tobacco packets mandatory

Source: mymedicalmantra.com The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry has issued a notification to print ‘QuitLine’ number on tobacco packets. The notification has been issued on April 03. Along with the Quit line – a helpline number to quit smoking, the government has asked the tobacco manufactures to put two set of pictorial warnings on […]

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Men report 25% higher incidence of cancer than women all over the world

According to sources despite reporting more than 1.5 million new cases every year, India’s cancer rate remains lower than, say, the economically advanced US. That’s about 100 cases per 100,000 people compared with 300 in the US. Meanwhile this may be easier to explain: Indians are a vastly younger people and as people get older, […]

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