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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

  • Death from Cigarettes
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    More Americans Die from Smoking Than Previously Estimated

    Smoking cigarettes increases the risk for many health problems such as lung disease, heart disease, stroke, and cancer. Previous research found mortality among current smokers at rates two to three times higher than among individuals who never smoked. Now a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that estimates about the […] More

  • Smoking During Pregnancy and Male Fertility
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    Smoking During Pregnancy May Harm Male Fertility

    The increased health risks associated with smoking during pregnancy for mothers and babies are well-documented. Now a new study published in the journal Human Reproduction suggests that mothers who continue to smoke while pregnant could damage the future fertility of their sons. Previous studies have linked smoking during pregnancy to an increased risk of nicotine […] More

  • Prevent Clefts Caused by Smoking
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    Smoking May Cause Cleft Lips and Palates

    Did you know that July is National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention¬†(CDC) is using the month to warn about the dangers associated with smoking and the formation of cleft palates and cleft lips. While the organization admits that all causes of cleft lips and palates are […] More

  • No Smoking Sign
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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

  • E-cigarette and E-liquids
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    E-cigarettes Do Not Help Smokers Quit

    As debate over the harms and benefits of electronic cigarettes rage across the country, research published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine finds no evidence of an association between e-cigarette use and reduced cigarette consumption. Although marketed as smoking cessation aids, e-cigarettes do not help smokers quit. States Dr. Maciej L. Goniewicz of the Roswell […] More

  • Broken Arm in Cast
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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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