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E-cigarettes effective at helping smokers quit: study

E-cigarettes effective at helping smokers quit: study

New Delhi, Feb 15 (UNI) E-Cigarettes are effective at helping smokers quit and are almost twice as successful as products like patches or gum for smoking cessation, according to a study.

The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine recently, found that e-cigarettes were nearly twice as effective as conventional nicotine replacement products, like patches and gum, for quitting smoking.

The success rate was still low — 18 per cent among the e-cigarette group, compared to 9.9 per cent among those using traditional nicotine replacement therapy — but many researchers who study tobacco and nicotine said it gave them the clear evidence they had been looking for.

The study was conducted in Britain and funded by the National Institute for Health Research and Cancer Research UK. For a year, it followed 886 smokers assigned randomly to use either e-cigarettes or traditional nicotine replacement therapies. Both groups also participated in at least four weekly counseling sessions, an element regarded as critical for success.

Tobacco use causes nearly 6 million deaths worldwide each year, including 480,000 in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If tobacco use trends continue, the global death tally is projected to reach 8 million deaths annually by 2030.

E-cigarettes provide the nicotine smokers crave without the toxic tar and carcinogens that come from inhaling burning tobacco. But regulators in the United States, Britain and elsewhere have not approved them to be marketed as smoking cessation tools.

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African swine fever continues to spread in Vietnam

African swine fever continues to spread in Vietnam

20 May 2019 | 11:25 AM

Hanoi, May 20 (UNI) African swine fever (ASF) has spread to 34 cities and provinces across Vietnam, leading to the culling of 5 per cent of the country's pig population, local media reported on Monday.

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UN health agency highlights lifestyle choices

UN health agency highlights lifestyle choices

15 May 2019 | 3:10 PM

United Nations, May 15 (UNI) Key lifestyle choices such as getting regular exercise, not smoking or drinking too much, can reduce the risk of dementia and cognitive decline, the UN health agency has said.

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cosmetic and aesthetic surgery creating new wave among ObGyn surgeons in India: Expert

cosmetic and aesthetic surgery creating new wave among ObGyn surgeons in India: Expert

11 May 2019 | 3:49 PM

Bengaluru, May 11 (UNI) Reconstruction and rejuvenation is opening new vistas to upcoming ObGyn surgeons as India has been witnessing the demand growing in the upcoming generation.

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Smoking makes Rheumatoid Arthritis worse

Smoking makes Rheumatoid Arthritis worse

10 May 2019 | 11:51 AM

Kolkata, May 10 (UNI) Smoking is linked to the development of Rheumatoid Arthritis, particularly for people who have smoked 20 years or longer, according to medicos of CK Birla Hospitals-CMRI.

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DR Congo Ebola deaths pass 1,000

DR Congo Ebola deaths pass 1,000

04 May 2019 | 4:21 PM

Kinshasa, May 4 (UNI) The death toll from the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has passed 1,000, the health ministry says.

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