A pregnant woman exposed to cigarette smoke can pass on the harmful smoke constituents to the foetus

Studies suggest smoking protects against diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, but many scientists and funding agencies are not convinced.

* PATENT wars are heating up. British drug manufacturer Glaxo has won one patents case against a Canadian manufacturer, but faces a second against another. Both claim Glaxo's products -- stable and

WITH TOBACCO generating nearly $196 million annually just for fourth-ranked Virginia, the effect of smoking on lungs abroad is best ignored. Thousands of jobs in Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky

INCREASING the level of oxygen in blood could cure impotency in humans because it would stimulate production of nitric oxide, which causes penile tissue to relax and better engorge blood from the

The oxidising property of cigarette and chulha smoke is one of the factors being linked by researchers to the formation of eye cataract.

THE JAPANESE who are among the heaviest smokers in the industrialised world -- 36 per cent of the over-18 population smoke -- are being lured away from tobacco by a programme that sets the yen as

NEWS FOR smokers gets worse and worse. According to earlier studies, about one-fourth the number of regular smokers were expected to die of tobacco-related diseases. Latest estimates put the figure

The US is pushing its tobacco industry in Asian countries, despite stringent laws against smoking in several of these countries