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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 […]

Most comprehensive smoke-free laws lead to fewer hospitalisations

October 29th, 2012 by American Heart Association

Comprehensive smoke-free laws are associated with a rapid 15% decrease in hospitalisations for heart attacks, 16% for stroke, and a 24% decrease in hospitalisations for respiratory diseases, including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The most comprehensive laws — those covering workplaces, restaurants and bars — resulted in more health benefits. Smoke-free legislation was associated […]