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Local Health News Cape towns ban beach smoking

Cape towns ban beach smoking

Kelly could not have asked for a more beach-perfect day Friday, with a blazing sun and waves lapping quietly at the shore of Cape Cod Bay. But as he relaxed with his family under a blue umbrella, there was one pleasure the 63-year-old Bostonian knew he could not indulge here on Corporation Beach — […]

7/4/15 at 10:54 am     1211      ,     Boston Globe
National Health News Pregnant women may be unaware of possible e-cigarette risks

Pregnant women may be unaware of possible e-cigarette risks

small U.S. study, nearly half of all pregnant women surveyed did not think electronic cigarettes contain nicotine or know that the devices can be addictive. Almost half of the group of 316 pregnant women also believed e-cigarettes were less harmful to their fetuses than traditional cigarettes, when in fact the safety of using […]

6/12/15 at 10:01 am     1179      , , , ,     Reuters
National Health News California Senate votes to raise smoking age to 21 from 18

California Senate votes to raise smoking age to 21 from 18

alifornia Senate voted on Tuesday to raise the legal smoking age in the most populous U.S. state to 21 from 18, in a move that could make California one of the states with the highest smoking age. The measure was approved by the Senate 26-8 and must now be approved by the state Assembly. […]

6/3/15 at 1:51 pm     1094      ,     Reuters
National Health News E-cigarette use triples among middle and high school students in just one year

E-cigarette use triples among middle and high school students in just one year

nt e-cigarette use among middle and high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) in today’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Findings from the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey show […]

4/21/15 at 10:40 am     1019      , ,     Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
National Health News Childhood ADHD Linked to Secondhand Smoking

Childhood ADHD Linked to Secondhand Smoking

ren exposed to tobacco smoke at home are up to three times more likely to have attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) as unexposed kids, according to a new study from Spain. The association was stronger for kids with one or more hours of secondhand smoke exposure every day, the authors found. And the results held […]

4/7/15 at 12:53 pm     1085      , ,     Reuters
National Health News Ultrasounds Reveal Effects of Smoking During Pregnancy

Ultrasounds Reveal Effects of Smoking During Pregnancy

someone who’s smoking while pregnant? They need to see this. Dr Nadja Reissland, of Durham University, said the ultrasound scans show unborn babies of mothers who smoke may have delayed development of their central nervous systems. Scans reveal fetuses carried by smokers touch their faces more than those carried by non-smokers – a sign […]

4/6/15 at 12:40 pm     1035      , ,