Month: April 2010

Obesity link to smoking mothers

The children of women who smoked while pregnant may be more likely to be obese in their late teenage years, a study showed today. Researchers found that those who were exposed to cigarette smoke while in the womb had significantly…

Truth in cigarette advertising

From January 2012, all cigarettes will be sold in Australia in plain packages. No logos, no shiny finishes, no bright colours, no pretty pictures. Instead of reassuring and persuasive brand imagery, graphic health warnings will dominate the pack. The tobacco…

Quit Smoking With Yoga

Would you want to give up smoking without much hassle? The first step however is that one should sincerely develop the eagerness to get out of this habit, having in mind the importance of living a healthy life. The benefits…

Shisha As Harmful As Cigarettes

Smoking a shisha pipe is as bad for people as smoking tobacco, the Department of Health and the Tobacco Control Collaborating Centre has found, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported. The research revealed that people who smoke shisha, or herbal tobacco,…

Arteries Age Twice as Fast in Smokers

It’s well-known that smoking is bad for the heart and other parts of the body, and researchers now have chronicled in detail one reason why — because continual smoking causes progressive stiffening of the arteries. In fact, smokers’ arteries stiffen…

Mixed Smoke Signals in San Francisco

Last weekend, San Francisco’s new antismoking ordinance—which bans smoking in public places like bus stop shelters, outdoor dining areas and A.T.M. lines — went into effect. But while San Francisco city government is willing to restrict the use of the product,…