Tag Archive for 'second-hand smoke'

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 […]

Non-smokers damage their memory when exposed to cigarette smoke

September 12th, 2012 by Northumbria University

Non-smokers who live with or spend time with smokers are damaging their memory, according to new research from Northumbria University. The findings, published in the paper “Exposure to second-hand smoke damages everyday prospective memory” in the online edition of the journal Addiction is the first study to explore the relationship between exposure to other people’s […]