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Tobacco availability raises smoking in pregnancy

Women are more likely to smoke during pregnancy if they live in areas with lots of shops selling cigarettes, a study shows. Pregnant women living in Scottish neighbourhoods with the highest availability of tobacco products are 70 per cent more likely to smoke than if they live in areas where no tobacco is sold, researchers […]

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Blood vessel function takes harmful hit from hookah tobacco smoking

Smoking hookah tobacco acutely impairs blood vessels’ ability to function, according to preliminary research to be presented in Chicago at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2018, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians. Hookah, also known as a waterpipe, consists of a bowl, a chamber partially […]

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Model Identifies Adolescents at Risk for Smoking Initiation

THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 — A novel prognostic tool can be used to accurately identify adolescents at risk for initiating cigarette smoking, according to a study published online Oct. 1 in Pediatrics. Marie-Pierre Sylvestre, Ph.D., from the Université de Montréal, and colleagues used data from the Nicotine Dependence in Teens study. A total of 1,294 […]

Personal Health

Cigarette Smoking

Most teens are aware that people who have smoked for a while can get lung cancer and emphysema and eventually die, but many don’t know about all of the bad things that smoking can do to them right now. If you smoke, you owe it to yourself to find out about the effects of smoking […]

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Researchers develop potential drugs to help curb smoking

Washington State University researchers have created more than a dozen candidate drugs with the potential to curb smokers’ desire for nicotine by slowing how it is broken down in the body. The researchers hope the substances can help canadianpharmtabs.com people reduce their consumption of tobacco, if not quit altogether. The discovery, published in the Journal of […]

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Yet Another Reason Why It’s Hard to Stop Smoking

WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 — Could losing their sense of identity be one reason why so many smokers find it hard to kick the habit? That’s the conclusion of new research out of Britain. “When people attempt to quit smoking, what they are really doing is attempting to bury part of their old identity and […]

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About 10 Percent of Youth Report Smoking Hookah

MONDAY, July 2, 2018 — About 10 percent of youth report smoking hookah, with smoking mainly occurring in the home environment, according to a study published online July 2 in Pediatrics. Israel Agaku, D.M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, and colleagues used data from the 2016 National Youth […]