272014Mar

Passive Smoking Causes Irreversible Damage to Kids’ Arteries

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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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272014Mar

Smoking Is More Dangerous Than Fukushima Radiation

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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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272014Mar

Secondhand Smoke Poses Pregnancy Risks

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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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272014Mar

E-Cig Industry on Tenterhooks Ahead of U.S. Regulation

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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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272014Mar

Senators Press Drug Store Chains to Stop Tobacco Sales

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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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272014Mar

Smoking Causes Laziness, Depression and Anxiety

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Smokers are lazier than non-smokers, lack inspiration and have higher chances of falling into depression and anxiety, a new study says.

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