second hand smoke

Public smoking 16 times more polluting: Study


July 11th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Wellingdon, July 11 (IANS) If you stand next to someone smoking at a bus stop, there are fair chances that you'll be exposed to fine particulate pollution nearly 16 times ... Read more...

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Beware! Passive smoking riskier than you think (May 31 is World No Tobacco Day)


May 30th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) For all those smokers out there, chances are you're not thinking about your child, spouse or others around you when you light up a cigarette. ... Read more...

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California town to ban smoking even in one’s backyard


February 26th, 2012 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 25 (IANS) A California town in the US has proposed to ban smoking outside, even for residents lighting up on their own property.Smoking is already banned indoors in ... Read more...

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British doctors want ban on smoking in cars


November 16th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 16 (IANS) Doctors in Britain have called for a ban on smoking in cars, claiming it exposes people to 23 times more toxins than found in pubs.A report ... Read more...

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Hookah bars violating anti-smoke rules: NGO


October 1st, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Many restaurants and clubs, especially hookah bars, are violating the anti-smoking rules in the national capital, an NGO said here Saturday."There is an urgent need ... Read more...

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Smokers in cars with kids may be penalised in Wales


July 16th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS) Wales may become the first European province where people accompanying children in cars could be penalised for putting their health at risk by smoking.The plan, being ... Read more...

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Mumbai cabbies say no to tobacco


May 31st, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 31 (IANS) More than 50,000 taxi drivers here lent their support to the 'Smoke Free Mumbai' campaign on World No Tobacco Day Tuesday and pledged to ensure that ... Read more...

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WHO asks Asian governments to pass anti-tobacco laws


May 31st, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, May 31 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Tuesday said that Asian governments should pass and implement laws that will prevent premature deaths from tobacco-related diseases, Xinhua reported.In China, ... Read more...

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WHO urges countries to tackle tobacco epidemic


May 30th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Monday urged countries to commit necessary resources to tackle the epidemic of tobacco use, which kills nearly six million people ... Read more...

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How second-hand smoke may increase vulnerability to nicotine addiction


May 3rd, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A study has found that exposure to second-hand smoke has a direct, measurable impact on the brain, and that the effect is similar to what happens in the ... Read more...

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Second-hand cigarette smoke associated with raised blood pressure in boys


May 2nd, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): A study has found that exposure to second-hand cigarette smoke, even at extremely low levels, is associated with increased blood pressure in boys.The new research presented at the ... Read more...

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China’s indoor smoking ban to start May 1


April 30th, 2011 - 4:49 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 30 (IANS) A smoking ban in all indoor public places, including hotels, restaurants and theaters, in China will take effect from May 1, the health ministry said.Smoking is ... Read more...

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Best Indian city in tobacco control to tighten laws


March 23rd, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 23 (IANS) Chandigarh, which has been declared the best Indian city in terms of tobacco control by an international study, is preparing to further tighten laws around tobacco ... Read more...

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Passive smoking ups risk of still births by 23 percent


March 10th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 10 (IANS) Passive smoking increases the risk of still birth by 23 percent and was linked to a 13 percent increased risk of congenital birth defects, a new ... Read more...

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Passive smoking can harm your unborn baby


March 10th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): A new study, led by researchers at Nottingham University, has revealed that pregnant non-smokers who breathe in the second-hand smoke of other people are at an increased risk ... Read more...

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Exposure to second-hand smoke ‘ups breast cancer risk’


March 2nd, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 2 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke as a child or adult increases a woman's risk of breast cancer.Their study of nearly 80,000 women found breast ... Read more...

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NYU grad students create high-tech sweatshirts that detect air pollution


January 20th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan 20 (ANI): Two NYU grad students have created high-tech sweatshirts that change colour when exposed to pollution.Nien Lam and Sue Ngo created the sweatshirt, which is emblazoned with pink ... Read more...

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NY couple sues neighbour for $500K over ’second-hand smoke’


January 17th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan 17 (ANI): A Manhattan couple has sued their cigar-smoking neighbour for 500,000 dollars, claiming that his second-hand smoke is making their lives hell.Russell and Amanda Poses, who filed ... Read more...

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Second-hand Smoke To Be Banned In Cars Carrying Kids?


January 12th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has indicated that children can become vulnerable to second hand smoke while they are in a car. The researchers also think that irrespective ... Read more...

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Asthmatics living in poverty suffer more, finds study


December 18th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): A new study has revealed that people with low incomes suffer more from the consequences of asthma as compared to those well off.The report from the UCLA Center ... Read more...

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Are Apartment Kids Exposed to Neighbors Second Hand Smoke?


December 14th, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Dec 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) New research which was published in the Pediatrics journal which may cause concern for parent of kids who live in apartment complexes. It would seem that even if ... Read more...

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Flat-dwelling kids ‘more likely to be exposed to tobacco smoke’


December 14th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 14 (ANI): A US study has shown that kids living in flats have 45pc more exposure to tobacco smoke than those in detached houses.According to researchers from Harvard and Rochester ... Read more...

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Just one puff of cigarette is enough to trigger a heart attack!


December 10th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI): Think a single puff won't harm you? Well, you may be wrong, as smoking even one cigarette is sufficient to block your arteries and trigger a heart attack, ... Read more...

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Second-hand smoke ups invasive meningococcal disease risk in kids


December 8th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): A new study has pointed out that children exposed to second-hand smoke are more likely to get invasive meningococcal disease than children who are not exposed.Researcher Chien-Chang Lee ... Read more...

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Air pollution ‘costs us 6 months of our lives’


November 26th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 26 (ANI): Air pollution from vehicles and power stations is reducing life expectancy in the UK by an average of 6 months, the government has warned."It's a national scandal that ... Read more...

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‘Kicking butt reduces lung cancer by 90 percent’


November 24th, 2010 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Quitting smoking can reduce the risk of lung cancer by nearly 90 percent, an expert said Wednesday."Smoking causes about 90 percent of lung cancer deaths among tobacco ... Read more...

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Tobacco carcinogen levels high in kids living with smokers


November 10th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A new study has found that tobacco-related carcinogens are found in the urine of 90 percent of children who lived in a home where at least one parent ... Read more...

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Must work towards moving farmers out of tobacco industry: Azad


October 19th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 19 (ANI): Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday said that while the livelihood of tobacco growing farmers cannot be endangered, we must work towards moving farmers and ... Read more...

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US study finds smoking, ADHD link


October 8th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 08 (ANI): A new research has found that children exposed to tobacco smoke in their homes suffer higher rates of ADHD and stuttering.The US-based study found children with exposure to ... Read more...

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New York to ban smoking in parks, beaches


September 16th, 2010 - 7:03 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 16 (IANS) New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced plans to impose a ban on smoking in beaches and parks in the city. Wednesday's announcement, which follows the city's ... Read more...

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Second-hand smoke ‘triggers inflammatory response in lungs’


August 27th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Colorado-Denver have found that second-hand smoke triggers a complex inflammatory response in rat lungs.The team found that two months of exposure to second-hand ... Read more...

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Michael Douglas To Undergo Chemotherapy For Throat Tumor


August 17th, 2010 - 11:57 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Aug 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The sixty-five year old Academy Award winning actor, husband of Catherine Zeta Jones, and ex-smoker Michael Douglas is preparing to undergo radiation and chemotherapy for ... Read more...

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Smoking in Middletown, New York could land you in jail


August 13th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 13 (ANI): New York's Middletown City Council has passed an anti-smoking rule, which can land people in jail for up to 15 days, if they are caught smoking in city ... Read more...

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Smoking in open areas ups breathing problems in non-smokers: Study


August 4th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, August 4 (ANI): Smoking in alfresco areas puts non-smokers at risk of developing respiratory problems, Perth researchers have found.Curtin University Professor of Health Policy Mike Daube said that even in ... Read more...

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Exposure to second-hand smoke in the womb may affect long-term health


July 1st, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 01 (ANI): Children born to non-smoking mothers exposed to second-hand smoke during pregnancy have genetic mutations that may affect long-term health, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of ... Read more...

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