Tag Archive for 'Guernsey smoking'

Second-hand smoke increases a child’s meningococcal disease risk

December 14th, 2012 by BioMed Central Limited

The dangers of second-hand smoke (passive smoking) on children continue to become ever more apparent. A new study reported in the paper ‘Passive smoking, invasive meningococcal disease and preventive measures‘ published in BioMed Central’s open access journal BMC Public Health shows that second hand smoke and foetal exposure due to maternal smoking while pregnant significantly […]

Women who smoke when pregnant predispose grandchildren to asthma

October 29th, 2012 by BioMed Central Limited

The dangers of smoking on smokers and their children are widely known. Research published in a paper ‘Perinatal nicotine exposure induces asthma in second generation offspring‘ in BioMed Central’s open access journal BMC Medicine demonstrates that nicotine exposure also causes asthma in the smoker’s grandchildren. Asthma is a major public health problem. It is the […]