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One...just one cigarette can spoil the heart function.

...urious to health"- this warning , printed in every cigarette carton ,had been a useless tool to bring down the ...oking in many. But now the fact that even a single cigarette is enough to do the necessary damage is proved by the researchers of North Carolina. It is a well k...

Increase in tobacco deaths

... large as has yet been seen in mainland China. But cigarette smoking peaked about 20 years ago in Hong Kong and has not done so on the mainland. Smoking causes death on a timescale of years - the cigarettes smoked in someone's thirties may cause a cancer to develop quarter of a century later. Since two third...

A boost to quit smoking

...rt disease. The main culprit is carbon monoxide in cigarette smoke,// which raises cholesterol levels, white blood cell counts and creates other heart disease risk factors. Each 1% increase in carbon monoxide levels raises the risk of tobacco-related death by 22%. Researchers in Texas have studied 33 people ...

Teen smoking declines

...use of inhalants continued in 2001. //Decreases in cigarette smoking were also observed. These important declines in teen smoking did not just happen by chance. A lot of individuals and organizations have been making concerted efforts to bring down the unacceptably high rates of smoking among our youth. "O...

Beverage protect against bladder cancer

...tor for bladder cancer. But the damaging effect of cigarette smoking was more than double in those who drank fewer than two cups of coffee a week compared with regular coffee drinkers. Smokers who drank coffee were three times as likely to develop bladder cancer as non-smoking coffee drinkers. But smokers who ...

Smoking Linked To Low Infant Birth Weight

... particularly susceptible to the adverse effect of cigarette smoke, suggesting an interaction between metabolic genes and cigarette smoking" said the report from Boston University School of Medicine. Low birth weight babies -- tho...

Smoking stripes longevity

Scientists have devised that each cigarette cuts on average 12 minutes off the life of a smoker. It is based on the difference in life expectancy between smokers and non-smokers and an estimate of the total number of cigarettes a regular male smoker might consume in a lifetime. The researcher...

Cut your puff's

... heart disease, but now researchers say that every cigarette has the inherent capacity for the development of a heart attack.This is because each cigarette appears to have a startling - and almost immediate impact on the cardiovascular system.// In a stud...

Toxins linked with pregnancy loss

...sure could contribute to pregnancy loss. Caffeine, cigarette smoking, and hyperthermia are suspected teratogens, and the teratogenic impact of pesticides remains unknown. The teratogenic potential of multiple other environmental factors has been studied and is reviewed. Before definitive conclusions can be d...

Smoke less to stay young

...heir first year of high school to understand their cigarette comsumption patterns and determine their level of nicotine dependency. Among the young people who said they had smoked only once or twice in the month before the interview, 11.5 percent displayed one or more symptoms of addiction. According to Jenni...

A new method to help smokers quit

... lozenge was given to those who smoked their first cigarette within 50 minutes of waking, a sign of high dependence, and a 5mg lozenge was given to the others. An additional 700 participants were assigned a placebo. Initial assessment of the lozenge was determined by 28-day continuous abstinence from smoking ...

Apples keep lung disease away

...tables can counteract the harmful free radicals in cigarette smoke, and so preserve the health of the lungs. So here's another reason to keep up your fruit and vegetable intake. But, of course, the best way to avoid COPD is to give up smoking....

Enzyme may aid hold back disease

...such as cancer. They say, although factors such as cigarette smoke and dietary habits may trigger genetic mutations, a lot of gene damage is caused simply by the natural chemistry that goes on in the human body. When a mutation occurs, the genes stop doing their jobs powerfully. Researchers say one in three g...

Impact on Lung function based on exposure

...ma, early initiation of smoking, adult asthma, and cigarette smoking. Results showed smoking at an early age w...s 16 percent. The researchers believe exposure to cigarette smoke early in life and other factors may damage growing lungs and lead to faster declines in FEV 1 ...

Sensitive cough suffered by females

... difference between the genders was independent of cigarette smoking and the kind of cough being treated at the clinic. The study suggests that women have a more sensitive cough reflex than men to. Similar differences have been found in the onset of asthma and gastroesophagal reflux disease....

Smoking may be influenced by Parents

...researchers that children who light their parents' cigarette or clean out the ashtray are likely to become smok...the cigarettes,// buy them at the store or light a cigarette for the parent are all behaviors that encourage children to smoke. Rafael Laniado-Laborin, M.D., fr...

Just one cigarette could cause significant damage

...rease in arterial stiffness after smoking even one cigarette in both chronic and non-smokers. The researchers c...m 11 were chronic smokers, both before smoking one cigarette (nicotine content 1.2 mg.) and 15 minutes afterwards. Applanation tonometry was used to measure the ...

Erectile dysfunction (ED) signals vascular disease

...physical activity. Studies suggested that quitting cigarette smoking may also help....

Traffic pollution linked to severe asthma attacks

...th. A very severe attack may kill. Colds, the flu, cigarette smoke, pollen, stress and pollution can trigger an asthma attack. There is no cure for asthma but it can be controlled with drugs....

Smoking and Oral Contraceptives:

...deaths associated with oral contraceptives use and cigarette smoking.// The women in the study were between 25 and 39 years old. They either used oral contraceptives, a contraceptive diaphragm or an intrauterine device. Follow-up information was available on the women up until 2000. By that time, researchers r...

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