Tag Archive for 'cigarette smoking'

Economic benefits from smoke-free laws and tobacco control policies

March 28th, 2014 by The Lancet

The introduction of laws banning smoking in public places and workplaces in North America and Europe has been quickly followed by large drops in rates of preterm births and children attending hospital for asthma, according to the first systematic review and meta-analysis examining the effect of smoke-free legislation on child health, published in the paper ‘Effect […]

Smoking ban legislation linked to reduced childhood asthma hospital admissions in England

January 21st, 2013 by Imperial College London

The introduction of smoke-free legislation in England was immediately followed by a fall in the number of children admitted to hospital with asthma symptoms, a study, published in the journal Pediatrics, has found. NHS statistics analysed by researchers at Imperial College London show a 12.3% fall in admissions for childhood asthma in the first year […]

Even moderate smoking associated with sudden death risk in women

December 14th, 2012 by American Heart Association

Even light-to-moderate cigarette smoking is associated with a significant increase in the risk of sudden cardiac death in women. The risk of sudden cardiac death rose 8% for each five years of smoking. However, within 15-20 years of smoking cessation the risk of sudden cardiac death drops to that of a nonsmoker. Women who are […]

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 […]

Cigarettes kill us, foul our air, and litter our streets

May 31st, 2012 by Events

According to the World Health Organisation “tobacco products are the only legally available products that can kill up to one half of their regular users if consumed as recommended by the manufacturer.” The World Health Organisation has designated 31 May as “World No Tobacco Day“. Every year nearly six million people die from tobacco use […]