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Secondhand smoke linked to deafness


July 19th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) If you have been exposed to secondhand smoke (SHS) in adolescence, there are chances you may become progressively deaf. Studies have linked exposure to SHS pre-natally ... Read more...

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Gates to raise awareness in China about passive smoking


June 12th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 12 (IANS) Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has undertaken a new mission - to raise awareness in China about the dangers of passive smoking.Gates is partnering Robin ... Read more...

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China’s smoking ban likely to go up in smoke


May 3rd, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, May 3 (ANI): China's pledge to ban smoking indoors seems to have failed to ignite action against cigarettes.According to Jiang Yuan, deputy director of the National Office of Tobacco Control, no ... Read more...

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‘Thirdhand smoke’ dangerous to unborn babies’ lungs


April 20th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20 (ANI): Prenatal exposure to toxic components of a newly recognized category of tobacco smoke-known as 'thirdhand smoke'-can have as serious or an even more negative impact on an infants' ... Read more...

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Research Ascertains That Kids Residing In Apartments Are Exposed Additionally To Secondhand Smoke


December 14th, 2010 - 9:53 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
December 14, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The canvassers from Harvard and Rochester Universities have reported in a fresh study that kids residing in flats have 45% more exposure to tobacco smoke ... Read more...

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‘Surgeon General’ Voices That Just One Cigarette Can Harm The Body By Engendering Deadly Ailments


December 10th, 2010 - 10:55 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
December 10, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Even short contact with tobacco smoke engenders instantaneous bodily damage thereby bloodying cells and setting alight tissues in fashions that can set in motion grave ... Read more...

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City Councilman ‘calls for ban on creation of new hookah bars’


October 25th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct 25 (ANI): City Councilman Vincent Gentile (D-Brooklyn) has called for a ban on creation of new hookah bars in the city.Gentile argued that hookah smoke, which contains tar and ... Read more...

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Smoke exposure puts Mexican women at high risk of breast cancer


October 2nd, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): Mexican women who are exposed to smoke are at three times higher risk for breast cancer than non-smoking women not exposed to passive smoking, according to a new ... Read more...

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New York to implement the smoking ban in parks and beaches


September 16th, 2010 - 1:40 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) New York City authorities have announced that they would extend its smoking ban on some places outdoors.The city's mayor - Michael Bloomberg announced on Wednesday that the city ... Read more...

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Nearly 770m non-smokers exposed to secondhand smoke in China: Study


August 18th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 18 (ANI): A recent tobacco usage survey has shown a steep hike in the rate of exposure to secondhand smoke among Chinese people.The survey done by the Chinese Center ... Read more...

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Ozone and nicotine a bad combo for asthma: Study


August 17th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): The practice of using ozone to remove the smell of tobacco smoke from indoor environments, including hotel rooms and the interiors of vehicles, is probably a bad idea, ... Read more...

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Half of pregnant Chinese women face hazards of 2nd-hand smoke


May 29th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 29 (ANI): Almost fifty percent of pregnant Chinese women are plagued by second-hand smoke, a recent survey has revealed.The survey by the Horizon Research Consultancy Group involved nearly 300 ... Read more...

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Kids living in apartments with nonsmokers still exposed to smoke


May 2nd, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Children who live in apartments are exposed to secondhand smoke, even if they don't live with smokers, a new study has found.The research from the University of Rochester ... Read more...

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Secondhand smoke ‘raises risk of chronic sinus problems’


April 20th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): People are at increased risk for developing rhinosinusitis from exposure to secondhand smoke, a new study has found.The Henry Ford Health System study is believed to be the ... Read more...

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US Navy to ban smoking on submarines


April 9th, 2010 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) The US Navy will ban smoking on its submarines to protect nonsmokers from passive smoking, particularly women, who will begin serving alongside men on subs, a media report ... Read more...

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Secondhand smoke adds to health risk for smokers


January 29th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 29 (ANI): Smokers who inhale their own secondhand smoke add significantly to the health risks linked to cigarette smoking, say researchers.Until now it has been believed that such risks would ... Read more...

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Secondhand cigarette smoke exposure ‘ups breast cancer risk’


December 4th, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Women who are exposed to secondhand smoke for a prolonged period of time and in high quantity face an increased risk of breast cancer, says a new study."The ... Read more...

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Ciggies “widely contaminated” with pathogenic bacteria


November 20th, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 20 (ANI): An international study has found cigarettes are "widely contaminated" with bacteria, including some which can cause diseases.A University of Maryland environmental health researcher and microbial ecologists at the ... Read more...

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Outdoor second-hand smoke a new health hazard


November 19th, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): While bans on indoor smoking have forced smokers at bars and restaurants onto outdoor patios, researchers have now raised concerns over the increasing exposure to second-hand airborne smoke.They ... Read more...

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Second-hand smoke exposure rising among college students


July 22nd, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): Researchers have raised concerns over increasing exposure to second-hand smoke among college students."It is well-known that there are some serious health issues surrounding secondhand smoke," said Dr Mark ... Read more...

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Why babies born in winter are prone to asthma


February 24th, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Babies born in the high mould season, which generally encompasses the fall and winter months, are at increased risk of developing early symptoms of asthma, suggests a ... Read more...

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Second-hand smoke may trigger nicotine dependence in kids


September 30th, 2008 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 30 (ANI): Parents who smoke might be putting their kids at the risk of nicotine dependence, according to a new study.The Canadian study suggests that parents who smoke cigarettes ... Read more...

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Government plans five smoke-free cities by 2010 (May 31 is World No Tobacco Day)


May 30th, 2008 - 8:34 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) In another two years, five Indian cities will be smoke-free -- according to a government proposal to tackle the ill effects of smoking. After the successful example ... Read more...

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Secondhand smoke at home affects toddlers heart health the most


March 14th, 2008 - 11:26 am ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 14 (ANI): If you want your baby to grow up healthy, then you need to stop smoking at home, warns a new study which found that secondhand smoke at ... Read more...

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