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  • Pregnant Woman Smoking

    Prenatal Exposure to Tobacco Smoke Increases Risk of Diabetes

    Smoking is a well-known risk for many health problems such as lung disease, heart disease, stroke, and cancer, and the increased health risks associated with smoking during pregnancy for babies are well-documented. Now a new study published in the Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease finds that children exposed to tobacco smoke prenatally […] More

  • No Smoking Sign

    Smoking Bans Linked to Decline in Preterm Births and Asthma

    Over the past couple of decades, public smoking bans have been put into effect to reduce the effect of secondhand smoking on bystanders, particularly children. Now a new systematic review and meta-analysis concludes that recent smoke-free legislation has been followed by decreasing rates of preterm births and children admitted to the hospital for asthma. As […] More

  • Broken Arm in Cast

    Smoking Decreases Ability to Recover from Fractures

    Smoking is a well-known risk for many health problems such as lung disease, heart disease, stroke, and cancer. Now new research from the University of Lincoln in the United Kingdom reveals that bone healing cells in non-smokers are of a superior quality, more active and quicker at dividing than the same cells in smokers, explaining […] More

  • Cigarette Ends

    Nicotine Exposure During Pregnancy May Lead to ADHD in Future Generations

    If Grandma smoked during pregnancy, her nicotine habit could cause ADHD in her future grandchildren. A new study from researchers at the Florida State University College of Medicine as published in The Journal of Neuroscience suggests that nicotine exposure during pregnancy could manifest as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children born a generation later. […] More

  • Thirdhand Smoke from Cigarette

    Thirdhand Smoke Associated with Liver, Lung, and Skin Problems

    Thirdhand smoke refers to the residual nicotine and other chemicals remaining on indoor surfaces as a result of tobacco smoke. Although previous research has focused on the health risks of smoking and secondhand smoke, a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE suggests that thirdhand smoke is linked to several adverse health effects including […] More

  • Cigarettes in Wet Ashtray

    Total Smoking Bans Help Smokers Quit Effectively

    Despite the previous outcry from smokers around the country, total smoking bans help smokers cut back or quit smoking completely, says a new study from researchers at the University of California-San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine as published in the journal Preventive Medicine. According to the most recent statistics from the Centers from Disease Control […] More