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U.K. anti-smoking campaign notes increased stroke, dementia risk

A new anti-smoking campaign being launched in the UK highlights the toxins smoking puts in the body. Along the way, the campaign notes that a smoker's risk of suffering a stroke is twice that of a non-smoker and smoking increases risk of dementia.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

'Tobacco Body' website shows graphically awful results of smoking

A new website from Finland is a reminder to us all of what smoking can do to our bodies and our health. Created by the Cancer Society of Finland, it gives the viewer both visuals and text on how each part of the body is affected by smoking.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Obamacare's goal of 'kicking butt' may have backfired

It sounded like a good idea, at first, as a way to wean smokers off cigarettes by just making them pay more for health care under the new Affordable Care Act. But it seems the plan may have backfired as sky-high premiums are scaring smokers away.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 6 comments

Why do ex-smokers gain weight?

One reason why ex-smokers gain weight is because they eat more. However, weight gain is not necessarily due to an increased calorie intake, it also relates to a change in the composition of the intestinal microorganisms.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 6 comments

Study: Quitting smoking difficult for men and women alike

According to a recent study, the enduring belief that women are less successful than men in quitting smoking is questionable. The study, finds little difference in cessation between sexes across all age groups.
In the Media by Ajit Jha - 1 comment

Working moms during pregnancy are as harmful on babies as smokers

A new study from England's University of Essex is using data from two major UK studies and one major U.S. study. It found that the fetus of working pregnant mothers over 24 years old carries the same effects as mothers who smoke while they are pregnant.
In the Media by Nancy Houser

Study: Many continue to smoke after being diagnosed with cancer

A Harvard Medical School study found many patients continue smoking after receiving a diagnosis of lung or colorectal cancer while they battle the diseases, though quitting smoking would improve their prognoses, according to the researchers.

Study: Kids who live with smokers more likely to miss school

Kids who live with smokers miss more days of school, compared to children who live in non-smoking households. The finding supports research showing how second-hand smoke negatively impacts respiratory health of children.
In the Media by Kathleen Blanchard

Female smokers 25 percent more likely of developing heart disease

According to a large international study, women who smoke have a 25 percent greater risk of developing coronary heart disease than male smokers.
In the Media by Cynthia Trowbridge - 18 comments

FDA unveils nine new graphic cigarette labels required in 2012

Washington - The FDA has unveiled nine new graphic warning labels that must appear on all cigarette packaging and advertising in the US beginning in the fall of 2012, in the most dramatic change to cigarette packs since the Surgeon General's warning was added in 1965.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 5 comments
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