Smoking during pregnancy may affect your grandchildren

Girls whose maternal grandmothers smoked during pregnancy are 67 percent more likely to display certain autism-like traits, and 53 percent more likely to be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder

Smoking during pregnancy may affect your grandchildrenWomen who need to quit smoking have another reason to consider for saying no to cigarettes, new research offers up more evidence that the habit has negative repercussions—not just for the smoker, and not just for the smoker’s children, but for the smoker’s grandchildren, too. Coming on the heels of several years of research into […]

Tomatoes can help restore lung damage caused by smoking, suggest study

Compared with adults who consumed fewer than one serving of fruit or one tomato per day, those who ate more than three portions of fruit or more than two tomatoes experienced slower lung function decline

Tomatoes can help restore lung damage caused by smoking, suggest studyThe Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD, conducted the study. The findings were published in the European Respiratory Journal. Every year, around 55.4 per cent of all adult smokers attempt to quit smoking. Smoking cessation dramatically reduces the risk of disease, including lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) […]

Paternal smoking can increase miscarriage risk, warns study

Based on data for nearly 6 million pregnancies, researchers found that women whose partner smoked during the first few months of the pregnancy were 17 per cent more likely to miscarry than women with non-smoking partners

Paternal smoking can increase miscarriage risk, warns studyWould-be fathers may increase their partner’s risk of miscarriage by smoking during the pregnancy, or even during the time leading up to conception, a large study from China suggests. Women whose partner quit smoking around the time of conception had an 18% lower risk of miscarriage than those whose smoking partner didn’t quit, the study […]

Smoking and drinking can damage arteries very early in life, finds study

The arteries of teenagers who drink alcohol and smoke, even very occasionally, are already beginning to stiffen by age 17, according to researchers at the UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science, London

Smoking and drinking can damage arteries very early in life, finds studyArterial stiffness indicates damage to the blood vessels, which predicts heart and blood vessel problems in later life, such as heart attacks and stroke. The findings, published in the European Heart Journal today, also showed that a combination of high alcohol intake and smoking was linked to even greater arterial damage compared to drinking and […]

Smoking causes irreversible damage to 9 organs

Smoking is a terrible habit, we all know that. It is proven to cause cancer, yet we have people who put their health on the line. Listed below are the different body parts which are impacted by smoking. You may want to consider quitting, if you are a smoker for a healthier lifestyle which will be less taxing on the organs of your body.

Smoking causes irreversible damage to 9 organsJoints Pain and inflammation in your joints? Smokers are more likely to get rheumatoid arthritis (RA). And RA medications don’t work as well on people who smoke. Scientists aren’t sure why. Skin You can expect wrinkles, sooner. Smoking speeds up your skin’s aging process. It can make the skin of a 40-year-old look like that […]

Five ways to help you to stop smoking

Tobacco use and exposure to second-hand smoke are responsible for more than 480,000 deaths each year in the United States, according to the American Lung Association

Five ways to help you to stop smokingDeciding that you are now ready to quit smoking is only half the battle. Knowing where to start on your path to becoming smoke-free can help you to take the leap. We have put together some effective ways for you to stop smoking today. Quitting smoking is not a single event that happens on one day; it […]

Children exposed to second-hand smoke have an increased risk of arthritis later in life

Exposure to second-hand smoke during childhood was associated with an increased risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) later in life, researchers said. The study followed 98,995 French female volunteers from 1990 to present day. It found that those who smoked - and incurred passive smoking - were more prone. Arthritis also began earlier in smokers exposed to childhood passive smoking

Children exposed to second-hand smoke have an increased risk of arthritis later in lifeA new study in the journal Rheumatology indicates that being exposed to second-hand smoke in childhood could increase the risk of someone developing arthritis as an adult. Rheumatoid arthritis is a complex disease that may be developed by environmental agents interacting with genetic factors. The role of genetics into arthritis susceptibility is well recognised. There […]

Using e-cigarettes can harm immune cells in lungs, warns study

Vaping speeds up the death of lung cells by 50 fold and could trigger lung diseases in later life, a new study suggests. Scientists at the University of Birmingham found that the vapour inhaled from e-cigarettes damages immune cells, preventing them from clearing out harmful bacteria

Using e-cigarettes can harm immune cells in lungs, warns studyVaping can damage vital immune system cells and may be more harmful than previously thought, a study suggests. Researchers found e-cigarette vapour disabled important immune cells in the lung and boosted inflammation. The researchers ‘caution against the widely held opinion that e-cigarettes are safe.’ However, Public Health England advises they are much less harmful than […]

Exposure to second-hand smoke tied to stillbirths in developing countries

In developing countries it is uncommon for women to smoke while pregnant - but their exposure to second-hand smoke during pregnancy is a lot higher, according to a recent study by the Demographic and Health Survey which was carried out in 30 developing countries and published in Tobacco Control

Exposure to second-hand smoke tied to stillbirths in developing countriesPregnancy is a vulnerable time for a woman’s health and tobacco smoke harms mothers and their unborn children. Exposure to second-hand smoke during pregnancy increases the risk of stillbirth, congenital malformations and low birth-weight. Governments have introduced smoke-free’ laws in response to these dangers, such as smoking bans in public places. In many western countries, […]

‘No proposal to impose ban on import of e-cigarette,’ govt informs Lok Sabha

The Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, C R Choudhary informed the Lok Sabha that they are no plans to ban the import of E-cigarettes at this stage

‘No proposal to impose ban on import of e-cigarette,’ govt informs Lok SabhaA roundtable discussion was conducted on Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) on July 04, 2014, wherein eminent doctors, specialists, scientists and officers of health and drug department concluded that available scientific evidences indicate that the ENDS and similar technologies that encourage tobacco use, are hazardous for an active as well as passive user and have […]
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