passive smoking

Smoking ban linked to drop in stillbirths
Smoking ban linked to drop in stillbirths (3 votes, average: 4.33 out of 5)

Stillbirths have dropped by almost 8% in England since the smoking ban was introduced, research shows. The number of babies dying shortly after birth has also dropped by almost 8%, the study estimates. The findings add to growing evidence that anti-smoking ... Read More »

Passive smoke exposure in childhood has impact on adult cardiovascular health
Passive smoke exposure in childhood has impact on adult cardiovascular health (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Research led by Dr Costan Magnussen has shown that children exposed to parental smoking in childhood had approximately twice the risk of having plaque in their carotid artery 26 years later as did those whose parents did not smoke in ... Read More »

Smoking in front of your kids may increase their risk of heart disease as adults
Smoking in front of your kids may increase their risk of heart disease as adults (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Kids exposed to their parents’ smoking may have a higher risk of developing heart disease in adulthood than those whose parents didn’t smoke, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. The study’s results add to the growing ... Read More »

Baby, we’ve come a long way in measuring lung function
Baby, we’ve come a long way in measuring lung function (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An international team of researchers has developed a simple, non-invasive way to measure the impact of smoking during pregnancy on babies’ lung development. Previously, measuring these effects required sedating the baby, inflating its lungs with a pump and then squeezing ... Read More »

Project to help pregnant women quit smoking
Project to help pregnant women quit smoking (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Pregnant women who smoke and want to quit will receive personalised, ongoing support through a new pilot project. Dr Mai Frandsen has just received a $95,000 Fellowship, awarded by Cancer Council Tasmania, in partnership with the University of Tasmania’s Faculty ... Read More »

Public smoking bans reduce preterm births and child hospital visits
Public smoking bans reduce preterm births and child hospital visits (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The introduction of laws banning smoking in public places and workplaces in North America and Europe has been quickly followed by large drops in rates of preterm births and children attending hospital for asthma, according to the first systematic review ... Read More »

Passive smoking causes irreversible damage to children’s arteries
Passive smoking causes irreversible damage to children’s arteries (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Exposure to passive smoking in childhood causes irreversible damage to the structure of children’s arteries, according to a study published online today (Wednesday) in the European Heart Journal. The thickening of the arteries’ walls associated with being exposed to parents’ ... Read More »

Road traffic pollution as serious as passive smoke in the development of childhood asthma
Road traffic pollution as serious as passive smoke in the development of childhood asthma (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research conducted in 10 European cities has estimated that 14% of chronic childhood asthma is due to exposure to traffic pollution near busy roads. The results are comparable to the burden associated with passive smoking: the World Health Organization ... Read More »

More reseach needed into mums smoking and childhood brain tumours
More reseach needed into mums smoking and childhood brain tumours (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers from Perth’s Telethon Institute for Child Health Research are calling for further investigation into a potential link between maternal smoking and childhood brain tumours. It follows the results of a new study which showed a possible connection between maternal ... Read More »

Second hand smoke linked to children’s behavior problems
Second hand smoke linked to children’s behavior problems (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

It is a known fact that active maternal smoking during pregnancy has negative effects on child health, such as attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, new research suggests that second hand smoke, or environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), may be ... Read More »

 
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