|World No Tobacco Day 2010|
Gender and tobacco with an emphasis on marketing to women
World No Tobacco Day initiated by the World Health Organization, is observed on 31st May every year to draw world attention to the ill effects of tobacco use and to rein in tobacco consumption globally.
|Quiz on Smoking|
Approximately half the smokers die due to smoking -related diseases. But it is not just the smokers who are at the receiving end. The passive smokers too, often pay a heavy price. If you still have not kicked the butt, learn more horrifying facts about smoking by participating in the following quiz.
|Smoking Risk Calculator|
Cigarette smoking risk calculator is a powerful and interesting calculator that predicts the loss in one's lifespan due to smoking. The prediction is only an approximate assessment of smoking risks to health. Remember smoking is responsible trigger factor not only for lung cancer and bladder cancer but also heart disease.
|Health Animation - The Lungs|
Various diseases can affect the proper functioning of lungs. Lung diseases fall into two categories: Obstructive Lung Disease and Restrictive Lung Disease. Smoking, even second-hand cigarette smoke, can cause some lung diseases.
|Health Hazards of Smoking Cigarettes|
Smoking is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Smoking still remains one of the leading cause of preventable death. Smoking has the dubious distinction of affecting all the systems from head to foot. According to WHO statistics, it has been projected that 50% of people who smoke today (approximately 650 million people) would be killed by tobacco.
|Smoking and Cancer|
The chances of smokers becoming afflicted with cancer is very high. Several studies have shown that the various carcinogens in the cigarette smoke cause cancer formation. Cancers are most likely to occur in organs like lungs, oral cavity, which comes into direct contact with smoke.
|Smoking and Tobacco|
The word Tobacco is derived form the Native American word tabago, representing a Y-shaped pipe used to sniff tobacco power. Originally grown in South and Central America, the deadly plant is used in many forms such as bidis, cigarettes, cigars, pipes, kreteks, clove cigarettes, snuff and smokeless cigars.