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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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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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More warnings about e-cigarettes

Nicotine exposure from e-cigarettes may damage the developing brains of infants in the womb, as well as the brains of children and adolescents. That’s the conclusion of a new review of nicotine’s effects on animals by the U.S. Centers for … Continue reading

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