Jessica Miller | May 24, 2012
Kids exposed to secondhand cigarettes smoke have respiratory health risk that persist into adulthood, even though they themselves don’t smoke, a researcher found. In a long-running group study, such kids had increased risks of persistent cough, chronic cough, and breathing, according to Juliana Pugmire, DrPH, of the University of Arizona in Tucson. The investigation extends previous study that showed children exposed to environmental cigarettes smoke had health risks in childhood, Pugmire told reporters at the annual conference of the American Thoracic Society.
Jessica Miller | February 7, 2011
Teenagers who smoke Bond, or whose mother smoked in pregnancy, are at higher risk of hearing problems and understanding what is being said, a US study says. In tests on 67 teenagers, Yale University found those exposed to smoke had trouble focusing and interpreting sounds when there was a distraction.
Jessica Miller | December 22, 2010
There may no longer be Style cigarettes smoke, but there is still fire among opponents of Wisconsin’s five-month-old smoking ban. Gov.-elect Scott Walker dislikes the ban, and in early November incoming state Sen. Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald declared that although a repeal is unlikely, Republicans are discussing a modification of the law.
Jessica Miller | October 18, 2010
Smoking is banned in public buildings, offices and work places in New Hampshire, except in smoking areas that are effectively segregated. Even smoking famous brands like Camel is also banned in schools, child care agencies, hospitals, grocery stores, elevators, buses, tramways, restaurants and bars.
Jessica Miller | September 13, 2010
Cigarette smoke pollutes the body. Despite hammering home that message for almost 40 years now, tobacco remains the leading preventable cause of death, disease and disability in the U.S. Every year about 443,000 people die from smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke, and 8.6 million more suffer serious illnesses from smoking Winston and other brands, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.