Pregnant women may smoke more if they feel that they are single

Pregnant women may smoke more if they feel that they are single
Pregnant women who smoke and do not feel a strong emotional attachment to their unborn babies can smoke more than those who smoke and are emotionally attached to, a little research. “It would make sense that psychologically women who feel less attached to their fetus are going to smoke more because they do not necessarily ...

Full impact of cigarettes takes decades to show

Full impact of cigarettes takes decades to show
The largest-ever study of a million women has found that those who smoke lose a decade of their lives, while kicking the deadly habit before the age of 40 avoids more than 90 percent of the increased risk of dying caused by continuing to smoke, while stopping before the age of 30 avoids over 97% ...

Local program to help pregnant women quit smoking

Local program to help pregnant women quit smoking
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany and Cattaraugus Counties recently received a NY State Maternity and Early Childhood Foundation Grant to re-establish the BABY & ME Tobacco Free Program in Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties. The grant provides funds to help the pregnant women quit smoking and stay quit after the baby is born. Brooks Memorial Hospital, ...

Smoking during pregnancy linked to asthma in offspring

Smoking during pregnancy linked to asthma in offspring
A number of studies have reported that children of mothers who smoke during pregnancy are more likely to develop asthma than children of non-smokers. However, it was unclear from these studies whether this was primarily due to exposure to secondhand smoke after birth. A new, large study has reported that children of mothers who smoke ...

Smoking while pregnant linked to teenage obesity

Smoking while pregnant linked to teenage obesity
Scientists now say that exposure to a mother’s cigarette smoke – while in the womb – increases a child’s risk for obesity. The correlation between smoking and obesity shocks some mothers, like Kari Sharp of Salt Lake City, “It surprises me that it leads to obesity.” However, others says they are not surprised. Merissa – ...

Tobacco farmers exposed to smoking risks, doctor says

Tobacco farmers exposed to smoking risks, doctor says
The tobacco companies do more harm than good to the farmers that supply them with tobacco leaves for their cigarettes, according to a public health expert. Tobacco farmers, especially the women, are more susceptible to taking up smoking, which exposes them to various health risks, said Dr. Antonio Dans, a professor at the University of ...

Henare disputes risks of pregnant women smoking

Henare disputes risks of pregnant women smoking
National MP Tau Henare has disputed the risks of pregnant women smoking and has described smokers as “the new lepers”. Mr Henare’s comments came after Joanna Houston of Smokechange told a parliamentary hearing into the wellbeing of Maori children that a smokefree pregnancy was the “best gift” any woman could give her baby, Fairfax Media ...