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    1. Mike

      Adolescent Girls are ‘red flag’ for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

      First-time study shows smoking and depression in adolescents have negative impact on bone mineral density. The impact of depression, anxiety, and smoking on bone density have not previously been studied during adolescence, when more than 50% of bone accrual occurs. This study is the first to demonstrate that smoking and...
    2. nm

      E-Cigarette Regulatory Talk Gets Hot

      The pressure to regulate e-cigarettes is growing. Currently there is little research on the health impact of e-cigarette ingredients. Now a powerful anti-smoking group is pressuring the FDA to begin studying the safety, ingredients and potential health impacts of electronic cigarettes. American Cancer Society The request is from the American...
    3. Jacob

      Utah May Tax E-Cigarettes

      As E-cigarettes become more popular, it is inevitable that they will come under more scrutiny by all levels of government. A Utah lawmaker in Utah has introduced a bill that would tax e-cigs at the same rate as regular cigarettes. A move that is sure to spark controversy. The law,...
    4. orin

      E-Cigarettes Tried by About 20% of Smokers

      According to a enters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report the use electronic cigarettes is growing rapidly. IN 20011, nearly 21 percent of adults who smoke tried electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes. This was up from about 10 percent in 2010. Increase Widespread E-cigarettes use increased among current...
    5. Mike

      Smoking Bans Work

      Public policy geared to prevention does lead to better health outcomes. What was once controversial legislation to limit smoking in public places was good health law according to a new research published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. The legislation is associated with substantially fewer hospitalizations and deaths from...
    6. Jacob

      Secondhand Smoke Still Kills 42,000 a Year; Including 900 Infants

      New Research from the University of San Francisco on the huge cost of second hand smoke finds a huge cost from secondhand smoke. The annual deaths from secondhand smoke represent nearly 600,000 years of potential life lost — an average of 14.2 years per person — and $6.6 billion in...
    7. nmexpert

      Passive Smoking Affects Neurodevelopment in Babies

      A new study shows that newborns that have been exposed to nicotine from both active and passive smoking mothers show poor physiological, sensory, motor and attention responses. Smoking during pregnancy has been linked to many different problems in infants like learning difficulties, attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity and even obesity....
    8. nm

      Smoking explains why Americans don’t live longer – Reuters

      CBC.ca Smoking explains why Americans don't live longerReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) – Smoking and, to a smaller degree, obesity explain why Americans do not live as long as the French or Japanese, US experts reported on Tuesday. Even though just 20 percent of Americans …Life expectancy in US is slowing compared with...
    9. nm

      Even occasional ‘social smoking’ is dangerous – CTV.ca

      Fox News Even occasional 'social smoking' is dangerousCTV.caAP WASHINGTON — Think the occasional cigarette won't hurt? Even a bit of social smoking — or inhaling someone else's secondhand smoke — could be enough to block your arteries and trigger a heart attack, says the newest US surgeon general's report on...
    10. nm

      Seven Reasons Not to Smoke Around Kids

      By now everyone knows that smoking can kill you and your neighboor. Secondhand smoke is esoecially dangerous for children. These seven reasons not to smoke around kids speak for themselves. 1. Exposure to secondhand smoke causes premature death and disease in children and adults who do not smoke. 2. Between...
    11. nm

      Eight Reasons Not to Smoke While Pregnant

      Women who quit smoking before or early in pregnancy significantly reduce the risk for several adverse outcomes. Compared with women who do not smoke Women who smoke prior to pregnancy are about twice as likely to experience a delay in conception and have approximately 30% higher odds of being infertile....
    12. nm

      Babies of Smoking Moms Have Abnormal Blood Pressure

      Babies born of women who smoked during pregnancy show signs of circulatory dysfunction in the first few weeks of life that get worse throughout the first year, Swedish researchers reported in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association. Study highlights: * Blood pressure control in infants of smoking mothers is...
    13. nm

      Smoke Causes Lung Inflammation, Promotes Lung Cancer Growth

      Research from the University of San DIego has found, not surprisingly, that exposure to tobacco smoke makes lung cancer much worse, and one reason is that it steps up inflammation in the lung. Scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found that mice with early...
    14. nm

      Obesity Now as Great a Threat as Smoking

      As the US population becomes increasingly obese while smoking rates continue to decline, obesity has become an equal, if not greater, contributor to the burden of disease and shortening of healthy life in comparison to smoking. In an article published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers from Columbia...
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