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Cancer center study shows state's workplace smoking laws are effective

...ng effective at reducing the amount of exposure to secondhand smoke among adult workers. These findings, based o...ians have reported steadily decreasing exposure to secondhand smoke in the workplace, as well as increased smoke-free home environments, which indicates that clea...

Secondhand smoke impairs lung function in women

... than 10,000 adults, 440 of whom had asthma, found secondhand smoke did not affect the lung function of men. Amo...makes them even more susceptible to the effects of secondhand smoke. He noted that men were more likely to be exposed to secondhand smoke at work, while women wer...

Smokers infections increase risk of early atherosclerosis

... also promoted artery disease in people exposed to secondhand smoke. "This study provides the first epidemiolog...researchers considered how smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke influences the development of arterial plaques, and the effects of smoking cessation, in patie...

Smoke-free rules may be good news for business

...ulations reduce exposure of workers and patrons to secondhand smoke and are good for public health." Indeed, the...ng is permitted experience substantial exposure to secondhand smoke and that they are at considerable risk for lung cancer -- a finding shown in earlier studies b...

Tobacco use common in schools demonstrating poor academic performance

...y. Children with asthma were also more exposed to secondhand smoke than children without asthma. "Many parents and family members who smoke do not realize how tobacco exposure can impact a child's respiratory health," said Dr. Mangione. "School-based programs are needed to educate parents and children on the ...

U of MN study first to detect tobacco-specific carcinogens in non-smokers in public setting

...arcinogens in nonsmoking women who were exposed to secondhand smoke at home.) "Environmental tobacco smoke in restaurants, bars, and casinos presents a potential health hazard to employees and non-smoking patrons," said lead author Kristin Anderson, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Public Health and...

American Lung Association calls on governors and legislatures to stand up for public health

...panded laws protecting workers from the dangers of secondhand smoke. In late December the Massachusetts legislature passed a comprehensive smokefree air law.Municipalities in several states, including Hawaii, have passed local ordinances that ensure smokefree air. Tobacco control advocates continue to fight s...

Active smoking associated with increased risk of breast cancer

...consider passive smoking exposures, or exposure to secondhand smoke, among nonsmokers. Peggy Reynolds, Ph.D., of the California Department of Health Services, and her colleagues examined breast cancer risk among 116,544 women in the California Teachers Study who had reported their smoking status on a survey g...

Exposure to carcinogens not proportionally decreased by reduction in smoking

...p that prepared a monograph on tobacco smoking and secondhand smoking for the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)--review the evidence for a causal relationship between tobacco use and cancers not previously believed to be associated with smoking, such as cancers of the upper aero-digestive tract...

Public smoking bans may cut heart attacks

... living or working in an environment polluted with secondhand smoke have a 30% increased risk of heart attack. T... only protect people from the long term dangers of secondhand smoke, but that they may also be associated with a rapid decrease in heart attacks....

New study adds weight to link between passive smoking and death

... current smokers were regarded as being exposed to secondhand smoke in the home. Those living in households with...est but consistent association between exposure to secondhand smoke in the home and death. Adults who had never smoked and who lived with smokers had about a 15% ...

Asthma symptoms reduced among children whose schools provided asthma medication

...differences among children who were not exposed to secondhand smoke. Among children not exposed to secondhand smoke, those in the school-based care group (47 children) had more symptom-free days compared to chi...

Latest Asian-American tobacco use data reported

...e Asian Americans about the dangers of exposure to secondhand smoke, to expose the tobacco industry's targeted campaign to recruit new Asian smokers, and to promote tobacco cessation. Toll-free tobacco "quitlines" have been offered in Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese and Korean, as well as English and Spanish. I...

Dana-Farber receives CDC grants to develop health promotion/prevention programs in the work place

...o reduce the burden of tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke among working families. The study, involving 16 apprenticeship programs, will include surveys to assess smoking behavior and related factors, a six-month smoking cessation intervention, and a follow-up survey to assess quit rates. The interv...

Secondhand smoke linked to cervical cancer

Exposure to secondhand cigarette smoke increases the risk of developing c...on-smokers who live with smokers to decrease their secondhand smoke exposure. Exposure to secondhand smoke can be reduced, and taking steps to reduce exposure may...

Tobacco industry pays scientists to challenge secondhand smoke's link to infant death risk

The link between secondhand smoke and sudden infant death has been discredited...nce of research showing a link between exposure to secondhand cigarette smoke and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The article has been cited in at least 19 o...

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