Smoking is pervasive and on the rise in Asia, according to an investigation spanning 20 prospective cohort studies from mainland China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and India.
Bidi smoking cost India US$12.4 billion in ill health and early death in 2017, study shows.
Quit smoking early on to minimize the risk of neurological disease, say researchers in South Korea.
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.
Being in a smoking household doubles a child's risk of developing dental caries, according to a study of almost 77,000 children in Japan.