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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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