The Importance Of Zinc In Respiratory Diseases

Researchers in Japan have identified zinc transport as a critical element of lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cystic fibrosis.

Male Smokers In India Increased By More Than A Third Since ’98

A study shows that the number of men smoking tobacco in India has risen by more than a third to 108 million between 1998 and 2015.

Is Burning Incense Worse Than Smoking Cigarettes?

By analyzing components of burning smoke from incense and cigarettes, scientists have found that burning incense may release more toxic compounds than previously known.

7 Must-Read Stories In October 2014

From Nobel Prizes to world firsts and ancient sex to fossilized poo, don't miss any of our top stories from October!

Turning Cigarette Ash Into Arsenic Filters

Scientists have found an ingenious use for cigarette ash, turning the porous material into an efficient arsenic water purifier.

Study: Tripling Tobacco Taxes Could Prevent 200m Premature Deaths

Tripling tobacco tax globally would prevent 200 million premature deaths this century from lung cancer and other diseases, researchers say.