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E-Cigarettes May Pose a Risk in Pregnancy and to Children

March 27, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Nicotine exposure from e-cigarettes may damage the developing brains of infants in the womb, as well as the brains of children and adolescents, suggests a new review of nicotine’s effects.
Animal experiments have shown that exposure to nicotine can harm developing lungs and brains, according to […]


CDC Launches New Round of Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads

March 26, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — U.S. health officials on Thursday released a new round of graphic anti-smoking ads featuring former smokers living with the ravages of tobacco.
The new ads highlight the benefits of quitting for the families of smokers and the importance of giving up cigarettes completely, according to the […]


COPD Takes Big Toll on Employment, Mobility in U.S.

March 26, 2015

THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The respiratory illness known as COPD takes a toll on mobility and employment, with a new report finding that nearly one-quarter of Americans with the condition are unable to work.
People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder — a combination of chronic bronchitis and emphysema often tied to smoking — […]


Obesity, Smoking, Drinking, Depression: All Linked to Low Back Pain

March 25, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People suffering from lower back pain who smoke, drink, are depressed or are obese may be able to ease their agony by making some lifestyle changes, a new study suggests.
“If you have lower back pain that is not explained by a spinal problem but is […]


Fetal Faces Seem to React to Mom’s Smoking

March 25, 2015

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In a new study, 4-D scans of fetal faces showed differences in expression between those carried by women who smoked versus those carried by women who didn’t.
The British researchers believe the differences in fetal facial movements may point to the harm caused by smoking during pregnancy.
“Technology means […]


Secondhand Smoke May Put Kids at Risk for Heart Disease as Adults

March 23, 2015

MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children whose parents smoke may be at greater risk of developing heart disease when they’re adults than children of nonsmoking parents, a new study says.
The study included people in Finland whose exposure as children to parents’ smoke was measured in 1980 and 1983. In 2001 and 2007, the […]


Smoking May Be Linked to Prostate Cancer’s Return

March 21, 2015

SATURDAY, March 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Smoking doubles the risk that prostate cancer will return after surgery for the disease, a new study suggests.
“This is a new analysis, but it seems to confirm results we have seen in many other types of cancer: Basically, smoking increases the risk of cancer recurrence after initial treatment,” […]


Cancer Patients Who Smoke, Drink May Face Longer Feeding Tube Use

March 19, 2015

THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Smoking and heavy drinking seem to increase the risk that patients with head and neck cancer will need a feeding tube for an extended time after treatment, new research suggests.
The study included 104 patients with squamous cell cancer of the head and neck. The patients had treatment with […]


Plain Packaging Laws Might Spur Smokers to Quit

March 19, 2015

THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Legislation that strips cigarette packaging of all brand-specific design may boost the number of smokers who want to try quitting, a new Australian survey reveals.
Researchers polled more than 5,000 Australian adults between 2012 and 2013. During that time, an Australian law was implemented requiring that all tobacco packaging […]


Smokers Fare Worse After Heart Procedures, Study Finds

March 16, 2015

MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Heart patients who continue to smoke after undergoing artery-opening procedures have a much higher long-term risk of heart attack, stroke and premature death than those who quit smoking or never smoked, a new study finds.
The study included nearly 1,800 people with severe coronary artery disease — narrowing in […]



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