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Exposure to nicotine before and after birth, can cause deafness in children

Children are 26% more at risk if their mothers smoked during their pregnancies Nicotine interferes with messengers that tell the brain what it is hearing Three-year-olds whose mothers smoked during their pregnancies and who were exposed to cigarettes during the first four months of their lives, are 2.4 times more likely to suffer hearing impairment, […]

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Exposure to second-hand smoke linked to kidney disease

Exposure to second-hand smoke increases the risk for chronic kidney disease, a new study has found. Korean researchers studied 131,196 non-smokers, dividing them into three groups: those who had more than three days a week of exposure to second-hand smoke; those who had less than three days a week; and those with no exposure at […]

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Dangers of third-hand smoke that you need to be aware about

Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati have found more evidence of the potentially harmful effects of exposure to the residue and particles left behind by tobacco smoke. In ‘Nicotine on Children’s Hands: Limited Protection of Smoking Bans and Initial Clinical Findings,’ published Jan. 16 in Tobacco Use Insights, Cincinnati […]

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Paternal smoking can increase risk of congenital heart defects in kids

For mothers-to-be, both smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke were detrimental. “Fathers-to-be should quit smoking,” said study author Dr Jiabi Qin, of Xiangya School of Public Health, Central South University, Changsha, China. “Fathers are a large source of second-hand smoke for pregnant women, which appears to be even more harmful to unborn children than women […]

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P.D. Hinduja Hospital starts signature campaign for Mumbai’s first ‘No Smoking Street’

P. D. Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre announced the launch of a first of its kind initiative in the city, a proposal for Mumbai’s first ‘No Smoking Street.’ The hospital proposes to declare the 1.8 km stretch on Cadel road between the Kaapad Bazaar Junction (including the PN Kotnis Rd) and Chaityabhoomi (Sant Dyaneshwar […]

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Say no to tobacco and second-hand smoke for healthy lungs, warn experts

As per the World Health Organisation (WHO), this year the campaign will focus on the impact of tobacco has on lungs from cancer to chronic respiratory disease (COPD). People will be informed about lung cancer, the primary cause of which is tobacco smoking. Smoking tobacco is responsible for two-thirds of lung cancer deaths globally. Even […]

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Second-hand smoke exposure interlinked with snoring in kids

Second-hand smoke exposure interlinked with snoring in kids

Children exposed to second-hand tobacco smoke may become snorers, scientists claim. An analysis of existing research suggests their risk of becoming snorers rises by up to 87 per cent, if regularly exposed to lingering cigarette smoke. The odds of youngsters going on to become snorers rose by around two per cent for every cigarette smoked […]

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Adults smoking at home can cause kids to develop COPD as grown-ups

Adults with long-term exposure to second-hand smoke as children are at increased risk of early death from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), new research suggests. The American Cancer Society study also linked exposure to second-hand smoke in adulthood with increased risk of premature death from COPD and several other conditions. “Overall, our findings provide further […]

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