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Maternal smoking may lead to cerebral palsy in offspring

Smoking - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 07:45

Smoking during pregnancy can be harmful for both mother and baby. Now, a new study provides further evidence that maternal smoking is a risk factor for cerebral palsy in offspring, and it has shed light on the mechanisms behind this association.

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Smoking among future doctors in a "no-smoking" university...

Smoking - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 05:36

To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document. To determine the level of tobacco-related attitudes and practices among medical students who study in a designated 'No-Smoking University' in Pakistan's largest city, Karachi.

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Minimal data on the cardiovascular response to marijuana use

Smoking - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 01:14

Can marijuana use really increase the risk of high blood pressure, as a recent study suggests? I thought marijuana was supposed to make you relax. Dear Reader: If you'll recall, there was a time when smoking tobacco was similarly touted as a healthy way to relax.

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Smoking age to be raised to 21?

Smoking - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 20:48

Professor Sanchia Aranda, CEO of the Cancer Council, is "cautiously optimistic" about the measures suggested by mining magnate Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest. Professor Aranda referred to national surveys which have indicated that 80% of the 18-24 age demographic have reported never trying a cigarette.

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How can nonsmokers get COPD?

Smoking - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 18:33

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, known as COPD, is a common condition most often associated with smoking. However, nonsmokers, and even people who have never smoked, can also develop the disease.

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Julie Goodyear turned down IAC due to non-smoking flight

Smoking - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 14:13

Chain-smoking Coronation Street legend Julie Goodyear 'once turned down I'm A Celeb because she couldn't light up' on 23-hour flight to Australia She gained the nickname 'The Chimney Pot' during her stint on Celebrity Big Brother in 2012 due to her smoking 100 cigarettes a day. The 75-year-old actress, who played blonde barmaid Bette Lynch for 25 years, reportedly turned down the jungle series as she was unable to smoke on the 23 hour flight.

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Ban on menthol-flavoured tobacco takes a bite out of business, says Regina supplier

Smoking - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 10:02

Menthol cigarettes are now banned in Canada and local tobacco suppliers have lost a range of products and with that, customer dollars, according to one store owner. Ashok Brahmania, manager of Twin's Smoke Shop Ltd. in Regina, said the store has lost 11 per cent of its total revenue since the legislation came into effect on Oct. 1. "I don't know where I'm going to get that extra revenue," Brahmania said.

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E-cigarette ordinance to address biz concerns

Smoking - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 05:52

In this Dispatch file photo, a customer uses a vaporizer at 1810 Vapors in Starkville. Starkville aldermen recently added electronic cigarettes and similar products to the city's longstanding ban on smoking in public areas, but Ward 1 Alderman said he plans to bring forward an additional amendment which would allow an exemption for businesses, in standalone buildings, that only sell tobacco or vaping products.

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New BI documentary shines light on incurable lung disease

Smoking - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 01:54

Mary from Hermansville, Michigan, right, talks with her pulmonologist Dr. Tafoya about her COPD during the filming of the documentary "Clear the Air: Opening Up about COPD," which was done by Ridgefield, Conn.-based Boehringer Ingelheim. less Mary from Hermansville, Michigan, right, talks with her pulmonologist Dr. Tafoya about her COPD during the filming of the documentary "Clear the Air: Opening Up about COPD," which was done by Ridgefield, ... more Tina from Central, South Carolina, is part of the documentary "Clear the Air: Opening Up about COPD," which was done by Ridgefield, Conn.-based Boehringer Ingelheim.

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With Decline in Smoking, Tobacco Headquarters Becomes Entertainment Complex

Smoking - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 01:54

According to the American Medical Association, a big anti-smoking effort launched more than 50 years ago saved more than 8 million lives in the US. Before 1964, when the official data on smoking and its link to cancer was published, 42 percent of American adults smoked a cigarette on a regular basis.

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Liam Gallagher prefers bubble baths over Cigarettes & Alchohol nowadays

Smoking - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 23:51

Oasis rocker Liam Gallagher has no interest in smoking and boozing anymore, preferring a bubble bath to a wild night out. The Cigarettes & Alcohol hitmaker has lost interest in the hard-partying ways of his youth and has become more domesticated than ever now that he is in his 40s.

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EDITORIAL: Among Virginia's organic crops, tobacco reigns supreme

Smoking - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 19:37

WHEN consumers purchase organic produce, they generally do so because they consider it to be a healthier choice than crops grown traditionally with the aid of commercial fertilizers and pesticides. So it's somewhat ironic that the top organic commodity grown in Virginia last year was tobacco.

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Over Its 111-Year History, This Approval Marks a First for the FDA

Smoking - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 15:23

Since the passage of the Pure Food and Drugs Act back in 1906, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been the regulatory agency that's stood between drug developers and pharmacy shelves. Over those 111 years, more than 1,500 drugs have been approved for sale by the agency to treat a variety of ailments, including cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, to name a few.

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Why 22nd Century Group, Inc. Are Climbing Higher Today

Smoking - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 10:46

Recently presented results from a big clinical trial suggest the company's patented tobacco technology helps smokers drop the habit. Although the details of the 1,250-patient study are still under peer review, preliminary results from the University of Pittsburgh sponsored study bode well for 22nd Century Group.

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Ex-surgeon general laments 'loneliness epidemic'

Smoking - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 06:18

When people think of the public health issues that have been pet priorities for surgeon generals, physical health concerns usually come to mind. Smoking.

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Nicotine poisoning symptoms: Can you overdose on too much nicotine?

Smoking - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 01:56

Nicotine, found naturally in tobacco plants, is the chemical responsible for the addictive nature of cigarettes, cigars, and many e-cigarettes. Until recent years, nicotine poisoning was a relatively rare occurrence and tended to be linked to exposure to insecticides containing the chemical.

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Jerry Brown vetoes smoking ban at California beaches and state parks

Smoking - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 21:35

Cigarette butts are the most common type of litter on California's beaches, but on Friday, Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed two bills that would have banned smoking at all state beaches and state parks in California. "If people can't even smoke on a deserted beach, where can they?" Brown wrote in a veto message .

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Free Solano County smoking cessation classes offered

Smoking - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 19:11

Solano County Department of Health and Social Services, Health Promotion and Community Wellness Bureau offers a free program to quit tobacco use, including smoking, chewing and nicotine vaping devices, officials said. The program is from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 16 through Nov. 13 at Cal Maritime Academy, 200 Maritime Academy Drive, Vallejo.

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Prenatal multivitamins linked to lower autism risk

Smoking - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 14:33

Pricey drugs may make people more vulnerable to perceiving side effects, a new study suggests -- and the phenomenon is not just "in their heads." Pricey drugs may make people more vulnerable to perceiving side effects, a new study suggests -- and the phenomenon is not just "in their heads."

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Let's douse wood fire pits

Smoking - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 12:16

A wood fire next door is like having 30 or more people smoking cigarettes continuously for several hours in my backyard. Should I or anyone else in the city be expected to tolerate this secondhand smoke? I would answer resoundingly, no.

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