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HealthDay News: Smoking

Health Tip: Secondhand Smoke Puts Babies at Risk

(HealthDay News) -- Babies are particularly sensitive to the harmful effects of secondhand smoke, researchers have found.

Cutting Cigarette Scenes From TV Shows May Have Helped Reduce Smoking

FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scenes of cigarette use have become less common on prime-time television shows, and it may be linked to reduced smoking rates in the United States, a new study suggests.

Nicotine in E-Cigarettes a Growing Public Health Threat, CDC Says

THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of calls to poison control centers for nicotine poisoning from e-cigarettes has risen dramatically in recent years, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.

Smoking Bans Linked to Drop in Premature Births, Kids' Asthma Attacks

FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Bans on smoking in public places and the workplace in North America and Europe are linked to a 10 percent drop in premature births and the number of children going to the hospital for an asthma flare-up, according to a new study.

Smoking May Dull Ability to Sense Bitter Tastes

THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Coffee's full taste might be lost on smokers and former smokers, a new study suggests.

E-Cigarettes Won't Help You Quit, Study Finds

MONDAY, March 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to some advertising claims, electronic cigarettes don't help people quit or cut down on smoking, a new study says.

Smokers' Broken Bones May Heal Less Quickly: Study

TUESDAY, March 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Broken bones heal more slowly in smokers, a small new study suggests.

Smokers' Brains Perk Up at Positive Cigarette Images: Study

WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cigarettes might "trick" smokers' brains to respond more strongly to positive images of smoking than to negative images, a small, new study suggests.

Nicotine Patches Don't Help Pregnant Women Quit Smoking: Study

WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nicotine patches don't seem to help pregnant women quit smoking, a new study has found.

Rising E-Cigarette Use Tied to More Smoking in Teens

THURSDAY, March 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who have tried electronic cigarettes may be more likely to smoke regular cigarettes, according to the authors of a new study.


 


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