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  • Smoking on Train

    AC apologises for harassing doctor

    Assistant Commissioner (Land) of Moulvibazar Sadar Upazila Sunjit Kumar Chanda has apologised for harassing a doctor who asked him not to smoke on train.

  • E-cigarettes more effective in facilitating smoking cessation

    Proponents of electronic cigarettes often advocate use of e-cigarettes (“vaping”) to facilitate smoking cessation. Like many other parts of the world, vaping is increasing also in Bangladesh. Now there is a great hope for those who start vaping as a tool of smoking cessation.

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    Non-smokers more attractive: Study

    If you are a smoker then people will find you less attractive, that’s what a study says. Non-smokers are proved to be more attractive than smokers as proofs of negative impact of smoking on facial appearances, say researchers at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom.

  • Smoking to be stubbed out on Thai beaches

    Smokers who flout a smoking ban on 20 of Thailand's most famous tourist beaches will face a $3,000 fine or up to a year in prison, Thai authorities have said.

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    Indonesians top smokers in world

    Male smoking rate is high in Asian countries, with Indonesian men ranked the world’s top smokers as 76% of them smoke.

  • Smoker at 17, cancer patient at 24

    Muhammad Faid started smoking at age 17 and smoked five sticks a day with his friends. He is now 24 and is one of the youngest patients in Malaysia to have been diagnosed with oral cancer.

  • Quit smoking and reclaim your life

    It’s hard to stop smoking. Understanding what immediately happens to your body when you stop smoking, however, will help you kick that habit to the curb for good.

  • Say no to smoking

    Smoking has become a common practice among people all over the world.

  • DU buildings declared smoking-free zone

    Dhaka University authorities declare its administrative buildings and others important places on the campus as a smoking-free zone.

  • Medical admission only for nonsmokers: Nasim

    Health Minister Mohammad Nasim says medical admission seekers must give undertakings that they would refrain from smoking and addiction to any drug.

  • What's in a cigarette?

    Over 3,200 Americans under the age of 18 smoke their first cigarette every day, and most of them are unaware of what they are getting into. Many new smokers may not realize how quickly their new habit can lead to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, lung diseases, and certain types of cancer.

  • How to quit smoking for good!

    It is never easy to give up something with which you’re habituated, therefore quitting cigarettes, after years of ‘togetherness’ must be extremely difficult. The good news is: nothing is impossible in this world just like quitting cigarettes. To give up smoking, you need determination, they say.

  • Seasonal flu: expert advices and home remedies

    Have you ever wondered what measures can be adopted to prevent yourself from this flu? The Daily Star brings to you expert advice from medical practioners on ‘home remedies to prevent seasonal flu’

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    A solution to get rid of passive smoking

    People, exposed to passive smoking, now can be free of danger using a new air-cleaning filter that can prevent all the harmful smoke substances in a room - where ten people are simultaneously smoking - in less than an hour, researchers say.

  • Smokers to pay more

    Cigarette prices are set to go up as the finance minister proposes some tax measures aimed at reducing the use of tobacco and maximising revenue collection from the sector.

  • Beijing bans smoking in public

    Public smoking in China's capital, Beijing, is now banned after the introduction of a new law.

  • All types of smoking dangerous for the heart: European Society of Cardiology

    Electronic cigarettes, hookahs and waterpipes are just as bad for you as traditional cigarettes, warns the European Society of Cardiology.