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2012-05-22 13:04:35

Vitamin C supplementation in pregnant women who are unable to quit smoking significantly improves pulmonary function in their newborns, according to a new study. "Smoking during pregnancy is known to adversely affect the lung development of the developing baby," said Cindy McEvoy, MD, associate professor of pediatrics at Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher Children's Hospital. "We found that daily use of vitamin C (500 mg/day) by smoking pregnant woman significantly improved...

2012-04-20 12:39:04

New study presented at the World Congress of Cardiology organized by the World Heart Federation A report released today at the World Heart Federation World Congress of Cardiology in Dubai reveals significant gaps in public awareness regarding the cardiovascular risks of tobacco use and secondhand smoke. The report, entitled "Cardiovascular harms from tobacco use and secondhand smoke", was commissioned by the World Heart Federation and written by the International Tobacco Control Project...

2012-03-27 00:33:29

The negative health effects of early-life exposure to secondhand smoke appear to impact girls more than boys–particularly those with early-life allergic sensitization, according to new research from the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine. Epidemiologists with UC´s Cincinnati Childhood Allergy and Air Pollution Study (CCAAPS), funded by the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), found that children exposed to high levels of secondhand smoke...

2011-06-13 15:14:09

Exposure to cigarettes fosters tween smoking, Concordia and University of Montreal study finds Exposure to secondhand smoke can create symptoms of nicotine dependence in non-smoking preteens, according to a new study from Concordia University and the University of Montreal. Published in the Oxford journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research, the study also found that tweens who repeatedly observe a parent, sibling, friend or neighbor consuming cigarettes are more likely to light up themselves as...

2011-05-03 00:06:10

NIH-funded study shows how secondhand smoke may increase vulnerability to nicotine addiction Exposure to secondhand smoke, such as a person can get by riding in an enclosed car while someone else smokes, has a direct, measurable impact on the brain"”and the effect is similar to what happens in the brain of the person doing the smoking. In fact, exposure to this secondhand smoke evokes cravings among smokers, according to a study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA),...

2011-05-02 16:14:57

Researcher calls prevention of children's exposure to tobacco smoke an important cardiovascular health measure Exposure to secondhand smoke, even at extremely low levels, is associated with increased blood pressure in boys, according to new research being presented Sunday, May 1, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Denver. Children with elevated blood pressure are at increased risk of having high blood pressure, or hypertension, as adults. Hypertension is associated...

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2011-03-13 08:20:44

New research shows that expectant mothers who are exposed to secondhand smoke may have an increased risk of having a child with birth defects or who is stillborn. The researchers, from the University of Nottingham, found that women who are passive smokers due to their proximity to someone who smoked increased their risk of stillbirth by 23 percent and of having a baby with defects by 13 percent. They looked at data from 19 previous studies from North America, South America, Asia and Europe....


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