China Faces The Challenge Of Chronic Disease

Chronic conditions have surpassed infectious diseases as the leading causes of premature death in China, a new study shows.

Asia In The Throes Of Early Tobacco Epidemic, Researchers Find

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.

Study: Bidi Smoking Costs India US$12 Billion A Year

Bidi smoking cost India US$12.4 billion in ill health and early death in 2017, study shows.

Giving Up Smoking Lowers Risk Of Cognitive Decline

Quit smoking early on to minimize the risk of neurological disease, say researchers in South Korea.

COPD Afflicts 100 Million People In China

The largest study of COPD across age groups in China finds that most don’t know they have the chronic lung disease.

Turning Puffs Into Pesos

The Philippine’s Secretary of Health, Dr. Paulyn Rossell-Ubial, shares with Asian Scientist Magazine how her country has turned a tax on smoking into a health intervention.

Editor’s Note – July 2017 Print Magazine

In this issue of Asian Scientist Magazine, we turn the spotlight on immunotherapy and how it is being used to fight cancer.

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.

Kids Exposed To Secondhand Smoke More Likely To Get Tooth Decay

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.

Nurses Could Help Cut Smoking Rates In China

As non-smokers, nurses can play a bigger role in stopping the smoking epidemic in China, research suggests.