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Cancers of Colon & Rectum linked to Cigarette Smoking

...ath also rose with increasing number of cigarettes smoked daily, younger age when smoking started, and total number of packs smoked over the years....

Want skin cancer? Please have a cigarette

...of developing skin cancer than people who have not smoked before. The report is based on a study conducted by Dr. Jan N. Bouwes Bavinck from Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands and colleagues. The authors found a significant increase (almost three times) in the risk of developing skin cance...

Increase in tobacco deaths

...ses 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 thirds of all young men in China smoke, and half of them will die from their habit, this means that a third of the male population will be killed by tobacco. ...

Emotional trigger to smoke

... did whenever they were sad and anxious. But women smoked more only when they were happy. It's known that 'emotional' smokers, and hostile personalities, find it harder to quit than easy-going people. Researchers believe that anger and stress-management would be useful components of smoking cessation prog...

Drug abuse leads to long standing changes in the brain

...o known as "speed," "meth" or "chalk" (and, in its smoked form, as "ice," "crystal" or "glass"), can be smoked, snorted, injected or taken orally. The drug, often made in clandestine laboratories from inexpensive over-the-counter ingredients, is widely abused by diverse groups, including young adults who at...

Women find difficulty in calling it 'Quits'

...tudy cited by Dr. Perkins in his review, women who smoked had almost double the risk of myocardial infarction than did men. The increased risks of heart attack and stroke due to smoking are further exacerbated in women who also use oral contraceptives. Some studies have also pointed to the conclusion that w...

Smoker's are prone to Alzheimer's

... being diagnosed as having Alzheimer's. People who smoked were found to be 2.3 times more likely to develop Alzheimer's than those who had never smoked. They were also more likely to get Alzheimer's at a younger age. However, the researchers found that smoking does not increase the risk of developing Alzhe...

Pregnant smokers could harm their child

...ttes in a survey, the majority had mothers who had smoked while pregnant. The researchers at the University ... 700 10-year-olds, more then half of whose mothers smoked an average of 15 cigarettes a day during pregnancy. Among the 47 children who said they had smoked, ...

Teens listen to parents about smoking

...elves. Adolescents who had a sibling or friend who smoked and those who performed poorly in school were more likely to become smokers than their peers....

Smoking Linked To Low Infant Birth Weight

... smoke during pregnancy. In general, the women who smoked during the entire pregnancy bore children with a mean reduction in birth weight of 13.3 ounces (377 grams). But the reduction was as much as two pounds, 12 ounces (1,285 grams) among women with certain variant genotypes. Low birth weight is a very ...

Smoking stripes longevity

...etime and postulates that the number of ciagrettes smoked throughout a lifetime is constant. Clive Bates, director of Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) said on average a 20-a-day smoker is losing one day of life for every week of smoking. He said: "As if that's not bad enough, smokers are likely to die a ...

Cut your puff's

...ack patients, the researchers found that those who smoked a cigarette within six hours of developing symptom...ood clots in their arteries than those who had not smoked for a longer period of time. In general, the blood clot, or thrombus, that leads to a heart attack w...

Smoke less to stay young

...pendency. 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 Jennifer O'Loughlin, chief author of the study and a professor of epidemology, when young people show signs of addiction, th...

Tobacco and alcohol connected to larger health problems

... psychological distress. Also, those who currently smoked were more likely to report an alcohol problem, and vice versa - backing other research showing the two addictions are often linked. These findings suggest that perhaps it would be worthwhile asking patients who smoke about their alcohol use, as these...

Lethal Heart Condition linked To Cocaine Use

...to cocaine use. Cocaine users were younger and all smoked cigarettes. Hypertension had been diagnosed in 80% of the cocaine users, 70% had documented left ventricular hypertrophy, 60% were not taking their prescribed anti-hypertensive medication and 29% of the cocaine users died in the hospital, which was...

Cancer patients pursue smoking inspite of risks

...f 70 patients with head and neck cancer, one third smoked still and nearly half consumed alcohol. The smoker...y of life than non-smokers. It's not clear if they smoked for this reason, or whether smoking leads to these emotional problems. Many of those who smoked want...

A new method to help smokers quit

... two dosages. A 4mg 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 ab...

What makes young girls smoke

...ve categories depending on the number of days each smoked over a 30-day period. Researchers used annual, in-depth interviews to determine factors early in life that increased the risk of later smoking. In addition to weight concerns, factors identified include stress, a parent with a high school education ...

Drinking wine as part of a healthy living

...othing at all - were healthier, had a better diet, smoked less and exercised more. So wine drinking seems to go hand in hand with healthy choices. Many other studies have shown that alcohol - whatever the type - has benefits for heart and circulation, by thinning the blood and other effects. This study su...

Impact on Lung function based on exposure

...faster decline in FEV 1. Having family members who smoked led to early development of asthma, which may also... who did not smoke, and 11.5 percent in people who smoked 15 or more cigarettes a day at the beginning of the study. Among people who had asthma and also smok...

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