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Euro 2012 free from cigarette smoke


February 28th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, Feb 28 (IANS) World Health Organization (WHO) wants to ban smoking in fan zones of the Euro 2012 football competition as they see it as a perfect opportunity for ... Read more...

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Russia to ban hookah smoking in public


November 10th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 10 (IANS) Russian lawmakers have submitted a bill seeking a ban on hookah smoking in public places. The concentration of harmful substances in hookah smoke is considered a ... Read more...

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Postmenopausal smoking boosts sex hormone levels


September 1st, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (IANS) Postmenopausal women who smoke have higher sex hormones levels than their non-smoking peers which are potential risk factors for breast and endometrial cancer, affecting the lining ... 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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‘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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Nicotine levels higher in kids sleeping with smoking parents


March 30th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) Babies who share a bedroom with their smoking parents exhibit nicotine levels three times higher than those that sleep in another room as particles from the ... Read more...

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Babies sleeping with smoker parents have thrice-higher nicotine levels


March 30th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): A new study has suggested that babies who sleep in the same room as their smoker parents exhibit nicotine levels that are three times higher than those who ... 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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Scientists shed light on why some people cannot give up nicotine


January 31st, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 31 (ANI): New anti-smoking treatments could be on their way as scientists have found why some people are unable to get rid of their tobacco addiction.A team at the Scripps ... Read more...

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Exposure to smokers ’still a major cause of asthma attacks in kids’


January 28th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): A survey has found that exposure to smokers is still a major cause of asthma attacks in children in the United States.During Aug. and Sept. 2010, the C.S. ... Read more...

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Beware, smoking damages your body within minutes


January 16th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Scientists have issued a stark warning about smoking - it begins to damage your genes within mere minutes and not years after it reaches your lungs.Their report is ... Read more...

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Cigarette smoke damages body in minutes after inhaling


January 16th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): Scientists have warned that smoking begins to cause genetic damage within minutes-not years-after inhalation into the lungs. It is the first human study to detail the way certain substances ... Read more...

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Peru bans smoking in public buildings


January 16th, 2011 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
Lima, Jan 16 (IANS/EFE) Peru has banned smoking in all public buildings, according to a decree published in the official gazette.The executive order, which was signed by President Alan Garcia, toughens previous ... Read more...

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Roll-your-own smokers more addicted: Study


January 13th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Jan 13 (ANI): New research has suggested that people who roll their own cigarettes are more addicted than those who smoke the readymade variety.Amy Lewis of the Victoria University has found ... Read more...

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Rolled out cigarettes more addictive, shows study


January 13th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Jan 13 (IANS) Smokers who prefer roll-your-own tobacco may be more intensely addicted to the habit than those who puff on readymade cigarettes.Doctoral graduate Amy Lewis at the Victoria University in ... Read more...

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Smoking around 4 or 5-yr-olds could raise their BP


January 11th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): A new study has revealed that kindergartners whose parents smoke have higher blood pressure than those with non-smoking parents.The study is the first to show that breathing tobacco ... Read more...

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Kids Living In Apartments Are More Exposed To Tobacco Smoke, Study Says


December 14th, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has highlighted rather interesting details about the exposure of kids to tobacco after the findings of the research were published in the online ... 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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US Surgeon General: ‘Just one cigarette can also cause harm’


December 10th, 2010 - 10:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Dec 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Even though smokers believe that short-term smoking doesn’t cause any harm, yet this isn’t the case at all. A recent report by the US Surgeon-General ... Read more...

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Just One Cigarette Can Harm, Report By U.S. Surgeon General Reveals


December 10th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A report that was released by a surgeon in United States highlights more disturbing details about the risk that smoking poses to health. The recently released ... 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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Environmental pollutant may have a role in causing multiple sclerosis


November 24th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that an environmental pollutant may play an important role in causing multiple sclerosis and that a hypertension drug might be used to treat the disease.The ... 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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Stress can ‘control the activity of our genes’


September 25th, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 25 (ANI): Stress that affects your entire body and mind can also arise at the cellular level after exposure to pollution, tobacco smoke, bacterial toxins, possibly causing cellular diseases.Researchers from ... Read more...

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Novel test may lead to custom-tailored quitting approaches for smokers


August 29th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 29 (ANI): A new test being developed could now pinpoint smoke deliveries of select chemicals that an individual smoker consumes on a per cigarette basis.Scientists said that it provides ... Read more...

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Passive smoking doing more harm than people may think


August 21st, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 21 (ANI): In a discovery that supports public smoking bans, researchers have found that an infrequent smoke, or being exposed to secondhand smoke, may be doing more harm than people ... 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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Cigarette packs in Russia to carry warnings from Saturday


June 25th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Warning messages on cigarette packs will be made mandatory in Russia for the first time Saturday to enhance awareness on smoking-related diseases. Tobacco companies will, however, be allowed ... Read more...

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Smoking in public housing poses serious health risks to tenants


June 18th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 18 (ANI): Scientists in US are calling for a ban on smoking in public housing since it seriously harms not just the smoker, but others living close by."Research shows that ... Read more...

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Passive smoking can lead to mental illness


June 8th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 8 (IANS) Passive smoking can bring on psychological distress and risk of psychiatric illness, says a new research. The University College London research examined the links between mental health and second ... Read more...

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Passive smoking tied to poorer mental health


June 8th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Exposure to second hand smoke is associated with psychological distress and risk of future psychiatric illness, according to a new research.The research, published in the Archives of General ... Read more...

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Delhi to be smoke-free city before CWG: Dikshit


May 31st, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Delhi will be a smoke-free city ahead of the Commonwealth Games to be held in October and a community-based pilot project will make people aware about ill-effects ... 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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Detergents, shampoos can make water carcinogenic


May 27th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Certain constituents in shampoo, detergents and other household cleaning agents are likely to turn water from sewage treatment plants carcinogenic.The study sheds new light on possible environmental sources ... Read more...

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Shampoos, detergents ‘form harmful substance in wastewater’


May 27th, 2010 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): Certain ingredients in shampoo, detergents and other household cleaning agents may be a source of precursor materials for formation of a suspected cancer-causing contaminant in water supplies that ... Read more...

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