pregnancy smoking

E-cig health claims up in smoke
E-cig health claims up in smoke (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

They’ve been hailed as the danger-free alternative to nicotine-based cigarettes. But are electronic cigarettes really safer? The short answer: no. “The big ‘wow’ moment for us was finding out that even the nicotine-free e-cigarettes should not be encouraged during pregnancy,” ... Read More »

Nicotine replacement therapy safest for pregnant smokers
Nicotine replacement therapy safest for pregnant smokers (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Following a new study published in the Medical Journal of Australia today about the safety of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for pregnant smokers, Professor Sanchia Aranda, CEO, Cancer Council Australia is reminding women to quit smoking, particularly before falling pregnant and to ... Read More »

Why smoking in pregnancy is harmful
Why smoking in pregnancy is harmful (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Maternal smoking during pregnancy contributes to various long-term health problems in offspring, especially respiratory disorders. Several human studies have indicated that maternal smoking is associated with lung under-development, airflow limitation, an increase in the risk of respiratory infections and development ... Read More »

Mothers who vape during pregnancy put babies at asthma risk
Mothers who vape during pregnancy put babies at asthma risk (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A UTS-led study of the effects of smoking electronic cigarettes during pregnancy has been hailed by the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) in its stand against legalising nicotine in e-cigarettes. Using a mouse model and human lung ... Read More »

Marijuana use in pregnancy is major risk for pre-term birth
Marijuana use in pregnancy is major risk for pre-term birth (3 votes, average: 3.67 out of 5)

International research led by the University of Adelaide has for the first time shown a direct link between continued marijuana use during pregnancy and pre-term birth. The study evaluated data from more than 5500 pregnant women from Australia, New Zealand, ... Read More »

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 »

Smoking may be seen in unborn babies
Smoking may be seen in unborn babies (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy may be reflected in the facial movements of mothers’ unborn babies, new research has suggested. Researchers at Durham and Lancaster universities said the findings of their pilot study added weight to existing evidence ... Read More »

Smoking when pregnant increases cancer risk for daughters
Smoking when pregnant increases cancer risk for daughters (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study has found women who smoke when pregnant are putting their daughters at a greater risk of developing ovarian and breast cancer later in life. The Australian National University (ANU) study, published in Human Reproduction, found mothers who ... 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 »

Financial Incentives Help Economically-Disadvantaged Pregnant Smokers Quit
Financial Incentives Help Economically-Disadvantaged Pregnant Smokers Quit (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Smoking during pregnancy – particularly among economically-disadvantaged women – leads to a host of poor pregnancy outcomes, including miscarriage, preterm birth, SIDS, and additional adverse effects later in life. Without a formal treatment intervention, women in this population continue to ... Read More »

 
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