2022 Cigar Smoking World Championship: The art of slowing down

Later today (July 24, 2022), about 15 people from across the country are scheduled to assemble at an upmarket restaurant in Vasant Vihar, in New Delhi. The group includes an entrepreneur from Mumbai, a microbiologist from Delhi, and an IAS officer from Chhattisgarh. What unites these men and women is a love of cigars, and… Continue reading 2022 Cigar Smoking World Championship: The art of slowing down

Smoking is set to be banned in public spaces in Manchester including Piccadilly Gardens

People smoking in these places would be asked to move on or extinguish their cigarette, though there are currently no plans to fine punish those who do. A public consultation in Manchester is due to start on the plans, with a decision expected to be reached in Autumn. The proposals come after Manchester joined the… Continue reading Smoking is set to be banned in public spaces in Manchester including Piccadilly Gardens

Smoking increases risk of severe COVID-19 outcomes in hospitalized patients

It has been reported that tobacco use and smoking are associated with cardiorespiratory injury, characterized by alveolar damage, autonomic dysregulation, endothelial dysfunction, and reduced lung capacity. Individuals who smoke are more susceptible to respiratory diseases than non-smokers. However, it remains unclear whether smoking aggravates the adverse consequences of COVID-19. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2… Continue reading Smoking increases risk of severe COVID-19 outcomes in hospitalized patients

Fun while it lasted: New resolution to ban cannabis cigarettes

Thailand decriminalised the growing, sale, possession, and use of cannabis last month with very few rules or regulations in place to manage the newly legalised drug. Politicians soon announced that they had thought the legalisation would be used mainly for medical purposes, and never intended for it to be a legal recreational drug. Now government… Continue reading Fun while it lasted: New resolution to ban cannabis cigarettes