Is Smoking During Pregnancy Tied to Offspring’s Schizophrenia Risk?

May 27, 2016

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Smoking during pregnancy may increase the risk that a child could develop schizophrenia, new research suggests.
“This is, so far, the largest study to show an association between prenatal nicotine exposure and schizophrenia,” said study author Dr. Solja Niemela. She is a professor of psychiatry and […]


Smoking Harms Black Americans’ Kidneys, Study Suggests

May 25, 2016

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Smoking may pose a significant risk to kidney health for black Americans, new research suggests.
The study included more than 3,600 black adults, aged 21 to 84, from Jackson, Miss., and the surrounding area. The researchers followed their health for 12 years.
During that time, the researchers found that, overall, […]


Why Heavy Drinking Seems to Boost Desire to Smoke More

May 18, 2016

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The reason alcoholics struggle to stop smoking may be because their heavy drinking speeds up how quickly their body breaks down nicotine, a new study suggests.
“Our study showed that chronic heavy alcohol consumption may lead to an increase in the rate of nicotine metabolism, which could be one […]


Experts Rank America’s ‘Fittest Cities’ — Is Yours One of Them?

May 18, 2016

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Washington, D.C., is the fittest city in the United States for the third straight year, a new report shows.
Minneapolis-St. Paul came in second and Denver moved up from sixth last year to third this year, the report said.
The top three cities for 2016 showed increases in walking by […]


Many Smokers Have COPD Symptoms, Without Diagnosis

May 18, 2016

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Many smokers have symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) even before they’ve been diagnosed with the lung condition, according to a new study.
Symptoms of COPD include shortness of breath, coughing, difficulty exercising and history of asthma. COPD is the third leading cause of death in the United […]


If 1 in 10 U.S. Smokers Quits, $63 Billion Saved

May 10, 2016

TUESDAY, May 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Kicking the smoking habit boosts more than just your health — it also saves money.
That’s because health care costs plummet just one year after stopping, new research shows.
A 10 percent decline in smoking would reduce U.S. health care costs by $63 billion the following year, a study from […]


E-Cigarette Poisonings Skyrocket Among Young Kids: Study

May 9, 2016

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, May 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Calls to poison control centers about young children’s exposure to e-cigarettes have skyrocketed in recent years, new research shows.
And those kids who are exposed seem to suffer worse health effects than those exposed to traditional cigarettes, the study authors added.
The biggest threat with e-cigarettes appears […]


Young LGBT Adults Are Target of FDA Stop-Smoking Campaign

May 6, 2016

FRIDAY, May 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Hoping to reduce tobacco use by young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has launched an LGBT stop-smoking campaign.
“We know LGBT young adults in this country are nearly twice as likely to use tobacco as other young adults,” said Mitch Zeller, director […]


Young LGBT Adults Target of FDA Stop-Smoking Campaign

May 6, 2016

FRIDAY, May 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Hoping to reduce tobacco use by young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has launched an LGBT stop-smoking campaign.
“We know LGBT young adults in this country are nearly twice as likely to use tobacco as other young adults,” said Mitch Zeller, director […]


FDA Banning E-Cigarette Sales to Minors

May 5, 2016

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that it is banning the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, as part of its long-awaited plan to extend the agency’s regulatory powers across all tobacco products.
The new rules would halt the sale of e-cigarettes and any other […]



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