A new study suggests that there is a decline in the number of teen smokers across the U.S. and that now, the overall percentage of youth smoking is under 9 percent nationwide, with Wyoming leading with the highest rate of smokers and Utah having the lowest. According to a new federal government report, there has been a significant decline in cigarette smoking among children aged 12 to 17 in the U.S., between 2002 and 2010 in 41 states.
Smoking is harmful to anyone. But the ill effects of maternal smoking are particularly severe, as the consequences and harm to the unborn child may last for a lifetime. A new research by scientists from Yale School of Medicine reveals that children born to mothers who smoked more than one pack per day during pregnancy have trouble in reading and comprehension. A test conducted by the researchers showed that such children did not score well on tests designed to measure how accurately a child reads aloud and comprehends what they read, Yale News reported.
A new anti-smoking campaign, which starts just a month before all cigarettes have to be sold in plain packaging, is targeting pregnant women and indigenous Australians. The Australian government has made it compulsory for cigarette packs to be sold with plain packing from December 1. Meanwhile, according to the latest statistics, one in seven Australian women reportedly smoke during pregnancy, and as of 2009, 37 percent of pregnant teens reportedly smoked.
A new research suggests that bans on smoking can significantly cut down the number of hospitalizations for heart attacks, stroke and respiratory diseases such as asthma and emphysema. In an analysis which is the largest so far, the American researchers revealed that bans on smoking at workplaces, restaurants and bars, had high health benefits.
Research has given multiple evidence as to why pregnant women shouldn't smoke. Here is yet another research finding which adds to the ill effects of smoking during pregnancy. According to research by scientists from Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in California, smoking during pregnancy is not only harmful to the child, but the negative impacts are carried on to the next generation as well. The research suggests that when a woman smokes during pregnancy, her children's children are also at risk of suffering from asthma.
Smoking is never recommended. But people who have survived a stroke should stay even farther away from smoke, as a new study suggests that stroke survivors who smoke put themselves at high risks of additional strokes, heart attack or even death, when compared to those who never smoked. According to the research, people who quit smoking before a stroke are also at a lesser risk when compared to those who continue after an attack.
According to a new study, heavy concentrations of secondhand smoke in places usually filled with smoke, such as bars and cars, can lead to airway restriction for bystanders within minutes of exposure.
People who have tried quitting smoking know that it takes not one or two but multiple efforts to finally kick the butt. Also, it's usually not just one way that works at the first time. People try different measures various times to be finally able to get rid of the cancer stick addiction.
A new study reveals that smokers have more difficulty in problem-solving and decision-making, when compared to non-smokers. The study, conducted on stroke patients from Southern Ontario was presented at the Canadian Stroke Congress.
Among the many bodies of research and warnings on the health risks of smoking and drinking, a new one can be added thanks to a study published by the University of Michigan which reveals that those who smoke and drink heavily may develop pancreatic cancer at an earlier age than those who don't.
After a recent study by Purdue University sociologist which revealed that teenagers and young adults are less likely to smoke when faced with restaurant smoking bans, a new study by researchers from Yale School of medicine reveals that bans on smoking in bars and restaurants, apart from reducing tobacco-related illnesses, may also reduce alcohol abuse.
Having problems falling asleep or experiencing disturbed sleep at night? You might want to kick the butt for a peaceful sleep. A new study has revealed that smokers have a higher rate of insomnia or disturbed sleep at night as compared to non-smokers. A study done by researchers from Germany shows an increased rate in smokers who got less than six hours of sleep, including sleep disturbance, than those who did not smoke.
Active and passive (second-hand) exposure to nicotine, can mean complications for the unborn child of pregnant women. While this is not groundbreaking news by any means, researchers have conducted a more comprehensive study on how passive smoke can affect the physiological, sensory, motor and attention responses of newborns.
Even when self-control does not work, restaurant bans do, at least when it comes to smoking. According to a new study by Purdue University sociologist, teenagers and young adults are less likely to smoke when faced with restaurant smoking bans. Also, restrictions like minimum tobacco-purchase ages in Europe do help curb the number of smokers.
Teen tobacco addiction is no less serious than tobacco addiction at any other age. A new study finds that during early tobacco addiction, teens experience many of the same negative withdrawal symptoms associated with cessation. The points of differences however can be used to establish effective psychological treatment programs for teens that choose to quit.