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A good month to kick the habit

Most people know that smoking causes cancer, heart disease, and other major health problems. But smoking during pregnancy causes additional health problems, including premature birth (being born too early), certain birth defects, and infant death. According to the CDC: Smoking makes it harder for … Continue reading

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Just 10 cigarettes during pregnancy can affect child’s cognitive function

If you think it’s OK to sneak a cigarette or two during pregnancy, think again. Prenatal tobacco exposure is known to have short-term consequences, including preterm birth, low birth weight and subsequent behavioral issues. However, a new study found that … Continue reading

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Smoking in pregnancy linked to kidney damage in children

Smoking during pregnancy may put your child at increased risk for kidney damage. That’s the conclusion of a new study in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Researchers in Japan tested for proteinuria (excessive protein in the … Continue reading

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Pregnant? November is a great time to quit smoking—here’s how

Every year, the third Thursday of November is the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout. This month is a great time to kick the habit—especially if you are pregnant. And a new study can show you how. The study, published … Continue reading

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Best way to quit smoking

A new study has confirmed that using nicotine patches or the drug Zyban (bupropion) helps pregnant women quit smoking before and after they give birth. “In public health terms, these results are significant because one in five pregnant women smokes,” said … Continue reading

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Secondhand smoke linked to infertility and early menopause

Many studies have associated smoking with infertility and early menopause, but less research has been done on secondhand smoke, according to Andrew Hyland, chair of health behavior at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, N.Y. So he and his colleagues … Continue reading

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Give your baby a healthy smile: Don’t smoke

Secondhand smoke is known to be linked to a number of health problems, and here’s another one: cavities in baby teeth. That’s the conclusion of a study out of Japan, published in the journal BMJ. Researchers analyzed data for 76,920 … Continue reading

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Double the benefits of quitting smoking

If you stop smoking before you become pregnant, you will be protected from two important health risks. According to a new study in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, you lower your risks of having a premature baby and of … Continue reading

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Smoking around toddlers as harmful as smoking during pregnancy

You shouldn’t need more data on the dangers of smoking, but here’s some anyway. A study published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research finds that smoking around your toddler may be just as harmful to your child as smoking during … Continue reading

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Just say no to e-cigarettes!

If you believe that electronic cigarettes do not contain nicotine and are safer than tobacco cigarettes, you aren’t alone. But you’re wrong. E-cigarettes are nicotine delivery devices and nicotine can be addictive, but only 57 percent of pregnant women surveyed … Continue reading

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