Dr. Indrajit Rana

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death

From CDC’s fact sheet: Worldwide, tobacco use causes more than 5 million deaths per year, and current trends show that tobacco use will cause more than 8 million deaths annually by 2030.1 Cigarette smoking is responsible for more than 480,000 deaths per year in the United States, including an estimated 41,000 deaths resulting from secondhand […]

Smoking Ban

Smoking Ban

Smoke-free laws, sometimes colloquially referred to as “smoking bans” are key tobacco control public policies, including criminal laws and occupational safety and health regulations, which prohibit tobacco smoking in workplaces and/or other public spaces. Legislation may also define smoking as more generally being the carrying or possessing of any lit tobacco product.[1] Rationale The rationale for smoke-free laws posits that smoking is optional, whereas breathing is not. Therefore, smoke-free […]

Health benefits of smoking ( From Wikipedia )

Health benefits of smoking ( From Wikipedia )

Several types of “Smoker’s Paradoxes”,[1] (cases where smoking appears to have specific beneficial effects), have been observed. This is in addition to the numerous documented negative health effects of smoking. These effects should not be confused with altered mortality rate in “quitting ill”. Patients who quit smoking have a temporary increase in mortality from lung cancer compared to smokers, but […]

Creative Anti Tobacco Ads

Creative Anti Tobacco Ads

No Smoking Quotes

No Smoking Quotes

“I’m more proud of quitting smoking than of anything else I’ve done in my life, including winning an Oscar.”- Christine Lahti “Cigarette smoking is clearly identified as the chief, preventable cause of death in our society.” – C. Everett Koop, former Surgeon General “I don’t smoke and I don’t want to smoke. I am not a […]

Y1 Tobacco

Y1 Tobacco

Y1 is a strain of tobacco that was cross-bred by Brown & Williamson to obtain an unusually high nicotine content. It became controversial in the 1990s when the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) used it as evidence that tobacco companies were intentionally manipulating the nicotine content of cigarettes.Y1 has also been investigated by […]

Tobacco Types

Tobacco Types

Aromatic Fire Cured Tobacco Aromatic Fire-cured tobacco is a variety of tobacco  which is used as a condimental for pipe blends. In the USA, it is grown in northern middle Tennessee, in Virginia and central Kentucky. Aromatic Fire-cured tobacco that is grown in Tennessee and Kentucky is very often used in moist snuff, chewing tobaccos, some […]