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News about the dangers of smoking

Thirdhand Smoke is Widespread and May Be Dangerous, Mounting Evidence Shows

First came doctors’ warnings about cigarettes. Then came discoveries about the danger of secondhand smoke. Now, a growing number of scientists are raising the alarm about thirdhand smoke — residual chemicals left on indoor surfaces by tobacco smoke. Mounting research has shown such potentially hazardous residue can be absorbed through the skin, ingested and inhaled months and even years […]

COPD is a Serious Condition, But Preventable – Mainly by Not Smoking

Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease is a common problem affecting millions of people in the U.S. COPD accounts for millions of emergency department visits yearly. COPD is reported to be the third leading cause of death in the U.S. It is reported that 90 percent of COPD cases are due to smoking. The majority of COPD can […]

Cigarette Smoking Directly Correlated to Stroke Risk in Young Adults

Experts are reporting that young men who smoke are more likely to have a stroke, and this risk increases with every cigarette. The most common type of stroke is ischemic stroke, which is affecting an increasing number of young adults, and tobacco use is also increasing among this age group. While previous research has confirmed […]

Smoking Can Leave You Out On a Limb

Excessive smoking may not only lead to heart diseases, but also cause peripheral arterial disease (PAD) or narrowing of arteries in the legs. Patel Singh, a Delhi resident, recently realized this when unbearable pain in one of his limbs turned out to be connected to the severest form of PAD causing multiple blockages. Singh (58) […]

Smoking During Pregnancy and Schizophrenia Risk

Smoking during pregnancy may increase the risk that a child could develop schizophrenia, new research suggests. “This is, so far, the largest study to show an association between prenatal nicotine exposure and schizophrenia,” said study author Dr. Solja Niemela. She is a professor of psychiatry and addiction medicine at the University of Oulu, Lapland Hospital […]

Maternal Smoking Could Harm Offspring’s Later-Life Aerobic Fitness

Despite these risks, many expectant mothers continue to smoke; according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), data for 2011 from 24 US states found around 10% of women reported smoking during the last 3 months of pregnancy. Now, lead study author Dr. Maria Hagnäs, of the University of Oulu in Finland, and […]

Smoking Causes More Than 48% of Deaths Caused By 12 Cancers

Everyone knows smoking can cause lung cancer. But it also causes a whole array of other varieties of the disease, from pancreatic cancer to leukemia. Now, new research sheds light on just how deadly tobacco can be when smokers get cancer. Smoking causes more than 48% of deaths from the 12 types of cancer sometimes […]

Australian Woman Suffers Carbon Monoxide Poisoning After Smoking Tobacco In A Middle Eastern Water Pipe

Australian woman suffers carbon monoxide poisoning after smoking tobacco in a Middle Eastern water pipe for an hour every day as medics warn she was exposed to the same toxins contained within 100 cigarettes The 20-year-old girl arrived in hospital feeling light-headed and nauseous She told doctors that she spent one hour a day smoking […]

Smoking Even Deadlier than Previously Thought, Australian Study Finds

An Australian study has shown that smoking is even more deadly than previously thought, cutting 10 years off the average smoker’s life. A study of more than 200,000 Australians shows the habit is directly linked to two-thirds of deaths in current smokers, much higher than previous international estimates of 50%. The four-year analysis of health […]

Hookah Smoking Delivers Carcinogens and Carbon Monoxide

The tobacco and fruit mixture smoked in public hookah bars might be considerably more dangerous than its pleasant scent would suggest. An analysis of people who smoked from water pipes three times a day finds that the pipes deliver more carbon monoxide and benzene, a carcinogen, than does smoking half a pack of cigarettes daily. […]