Smoking cessation during pregnancy associated with reduced risk of preterm birth study says

There is an important association between maternal cigarette smoking cessation during pregnancy and risk of preterm birth, according to a new Dartmouth-led study published in JAMA Network Open . The … Read More

For Smokers, Even ‘Good’ Levels of Air Pollution Are Bad

iStock Even low levels of air pollution can pose a threat to the lungs of cigarette smokers, researchers say. They tested 29 nonsmokers, 71 smokers without lung disease, and 58 … Read More

Health Risk: Smoking and drinking can damage arteries ‘very early in life’

Image Source The arteries of teenagers who drink alcohol and smoke, even very occasionally, are already beginning to stiffen by age 17, according to UCL research. Arterial stiffness indicates damage … Read More

Women With Asthma More Likely to Develop Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Image Source More than 4 in 10 women with asthma developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and heavy smoking and obesity were among the significant risk factors, a new study … Read More

Drinking or smoking while breastfeeding and affects later cognition in children

According to a new study published this week in the journal Pediatrics , quite a few breast feeding women are not abstaining from alcohol and are thus causing exposure of … Read More