Hookah Use is NOT Risk-Free, Linked to Cancer-Causing Chemicals

People who smoke hookahs inhale significant amounts of nicotine and compounds that can cause cancer, heart disease and other health problems, a new study shows.

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Smoking Bans Linked to Drop in Premature Births, Kids’ Asthma Attacks

Bans on smoking in public places and the workplace in North America and Europe are linked to a 10 percent drop in premature births and the number of children going to the hospital for an asthma flare-up, according to a new study.

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Broken Bones May Heal Slower in Smokers, Study Suggests

British researchers found that bone-healing cells in nonsmokers were of better quality, were more active, and divided more quickly than those in smokers.

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Exposure to Secondhand Smoke in Childhood Increases Heart Attack Risk

Secondhand smoke causes irreversible damage to children’s arteries and puts them at increased risk for heart attack and stroke later in life, a new study says.

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Secondhand Smoke Linked to Increased Risk of Miscarriage, Stillbirth

Breathing in someone else’s tobacco fumes might raise a woman’s odds for miscarriage, stillbirth or other complications, a new study suggests. The study found that the risk to pregnancy rises the longer women are exposed to secondhand smoke.

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Number of Nurses Who Smoke Is Down by More Than a Third

The number of registered nurses in the United States who smoked dropped from 11 percent in 2007 to 7 percent in 2011, a new study found. That’s an overall decrease of 36 percent, and nearly three times higher than the 13 percent decline in smoking among the general population during the same period.

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