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WASHINGTON, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Lung Association and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) District of Columbia public health advocates call on Mayor Gray and the city council to reject language inserted into the Budget Support Act by Councilman Michael Brown that would create a loophole in the District's highly...
Stepping outside to smoke a cigarette may not be enough to protect the lungs and life of a pregnant woman's unborn child.
The number of people smoking water pipes is rising dramatically throughout the world.
With millions of people warding off winter's chill with blazing fireplaces and wood-burning stoves, scientists are raising red flags about the potential health effects of the smoke released from burning wood.
The metallic particles in the smoke emitted by fireworks pose a health risk, particularly to people who suffer from asthma.
According to a new study, even low levels of tobacco smoke exposure poses a risk to lung health, triggering potentially hazardous genetic changes.
Smokers who are exposed to wood smoke, either through home heating and cooking or through ambient neighborhood pollution, are not only at increased risk of COPD, but are also more likely to have epigenetic changes in the DNA that further increase their risk of COPD and related pulmonary problems.
No protection found for children exposed to secondhand smoke in homes.
Children regularly exposed to tobacco smoke at home were more likely to develop early emphysema in adulthood.
Smoking marijuana, like smoking tobacco, has toxic effects on cells, researchers in Canada found. Rebecca Maertens of Health Canada and colleagues said people often view marijuana as a natural product and less harmful than tobacco.
- The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
- In medicine, cauterization.