Latest Health effects of tobacco Stories

2012-06-05 09:52:16

Impact of state spending on tobacco control not as clear, scientists report in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine It's estimated that almost 23% of women enter pregnancy as smokers and more than half continue to smoke during pregnancy, leading to excess healthcare costs at delivery and beyond. In one of the first studies to assess smoking bans and taxes on cigarettes, along with the level of tobacco control spending, researchers have found that state tobacco control policies can...

2012-06-04 04:23:07

(Ivanhoe Newswire) - An estimated 10-percent of women smoke while pregnant, and smoking is considered the number one reason for adverse effects in children. Cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, including cyanide and lead. Smoking has been known to have negative effects during pregnancy such as asthma and decline in lung function. According to new research, smoking during pregnancy can also lead to defects within the alveoli, tiny air sacs in the lungs where the exchange of oxygen...

2012-06-02 23:00:21

Quit smoking easily with an e cigarette from http://electroniccigarettehub.org even if your genes say no. (PRWEB) June 02, 2012 Quitting smoking became much easier after http://electroniccigarettehub.org decided to start giving away free electronic cigarette trial kits. Jenny Jenkins from Ecig Hub said: “Kicking the smoking habit may be a matter of genetics but even if you are unable to quit smoking with traditional methods like nicotine replacement therapy or drugs, you can smoke...

2012-06-01 08:49:21

NIH-funded research shows genetics can predict success of smoking cessation and need for medications Genetics can help determine whether a person is likely to quit smoking on his or her own or need medication to improve the chances of success, according to research published in today's American Journal of Psychiatry. Researchers say the study moves health care providers a step closer to one day providing more individualized treatment plans to help patients quit smoking. The study was...

Success Of Quitting Smoking Hinges On Genetic Variations
2012-05-31 06:56:25

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Nature versus nurture has always been a highly debated question in the sciences. This discussion has been seen in a research project focused on smoking, where scientists determined that genetics can play a role in how patients respond to treatments. Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine found that genes can show how smokers will respond to medication to quit the habit; they found that gene variations that make it difficult to stop...

Smokers Pay Higher Hospital Costs For Surgery
2012-05-30 04:27:03

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Smokers beware. Smoking is known to be harmful to your health, but it can be detrimental to your pocketbook as well. A study published in the June 2012 issue Journal of the American College of Surgeons reports that surgical patients who smoke tend to have higher hospital costs for elective general surgery than nonsmokers. The project showed that a significant amount of the health care costs was due to postoperative respiratory complications. According to...

2012-05-24 23:02:12

Smokeless cigarettes from http://electroniccigarettehub.org helped Mrs. Jenkins beat her smoking habit in just two weeks. (PRWEB) May 23, 2012 As reported by WebMD, “A smoking gene may play a role in how many cigarettes certain smokers puff each day.” Researchers from 50 medical institutions across the country analyzed genetic material of more than 32,000 African-American smokers and non-smokers to see if certain genes predicted when they began smoking, how many cigarettes they...

5 Percent Of Workers Quit Smoking When Anti-Tobacco Law Took Effect
2012-05-22 11:44:53

The XIII Smokeless Week will take place between the 24th and 31st of May The enforcement of Law 42/2010, which extends the smoking ban to public places, has accompanied a progressive reduction in the percentage of smokers (from 40.3% to 35.3%) and in consumption amongst the working population. This decline applies to men and women of all ages and occupations. SINC A pioneering study, carried out by the Society of Prevention of Ibermutuamur (accidents and diseases mutual insurance for...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'