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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

  • Hands on Pregnant Belly with Visible Belly Button

    Half of Pregnant Women Are Passive Smokers

    The negative health effects of smoking during pregnancy are well known. Secondhand smoke, or passive smoking, also harms a developing baby. Unfortunately, a new study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment found that 55 percent of non-smoking pregnant women in Spain are passive smokers largely because a member of the household, usually […] 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