Exposure to second-hand smoke in childhood causes irreversible damage to children’s arteries – increasing their risk of heart attacks or strokes when they grow up, according to a large international study published on Wednesday.
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President Obama today again called for bold action to protect our children from tobacco addiction and save lives, urging Congress to increase the federal cigarette tax by 94 cents per pack and similarly increase taxes on other tobacco products.
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Electronic cigarette makers are getting bold with their advertising, using provocative new print ads and on TV. But public health advocates say these images are luring kids to hook them on nicotine.
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A father-of-three who appeared in a hard-hitting HSE anti-smoking campaign in which he talked about his terminal lung cancer, has died of his illness.
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The nuclear disaster at Fukushima Daiichi in Japan was perhaps the worst of all time, but despite that ominous reputation, radiation risks to the surrounding population are surprisingly slight.
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Women exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke had a significantly increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, including miscarriage, stillbirth, and ectopic pregnancy, according to data from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI).
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Lobbyists for electronic cigarette companies have been beating a path to the White House, hoping to prevent the administration from imposing strict, and possibly costly, rules on the burgeoning $2 billion industry.
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Eight Democratic senators called on Walgreen Co., Rite Aid Corp., and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores to stop selling tobacco products after CVS Caremark Corp. announced last week that it will quit selling cigarettes and other tobacco items.
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Young women who smoke may have an increased risk of a common type of breast cancer, according to a new study.