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New research finds high prevalence of smoking among physicians in China
FINDINGS: With 360 million smokers, China has more cigarette
consumers than any other country a smoking prevalence of 31 percent among the general population. Physicians can play a key role in encouraging smokers to quit, yet up to now, little has been known about Chinese physicians attitudes and practices re...
Smoking may interfere with alcoholics' neurocognitive recovery during abstinence
...xist a genetic vulnerability for concurrent active cigarette
smoking and alcohol dependence. Durazzo added t...n short, abstinent alcoholics without a history of cigarette
smoking achieved better recovery of critical mental functions during the first six to nine months of...
Smoking rate has plummeted in New York City
...002; the time is right for another increase in the cigarette
Steps needed to reduce smoking in the US
...g -- similar to those required in Canada -- on all cigarette
packs and cartons. Requiring manufacturers to correct false or misleading information on products and at the point of sale. Restricting the type or number of outlets that can sell tobacco products, and requiring them to display warnings and give a...
In utero exposure to smoking by mother can increase risk of ADHD
...: "When genetic factors are combined with prenatal cigarette
smoke exposure, the ADHD risk rises very significa...e pathway genes (DAT and DRD4), and was exposed to cigarette
smoking in utero, the risk for having combined type ADHD (many inattention and hyperactive/impulsive...
Indoor smoking bans: Are they creating unhealthy outdoor zones for secondhand smoke?
...tudents to look for chemicals that are specific to cigarette
smoke, which should provide more definitive data about how much secondhand smoke people congregating outside bars and restaurants are exposed to. Theres a wide range of health effects that are tied to secondhand smoke, Dr. Naeher says. With more in...
Persistent smokers may have higher risk to become depressed than never smokers
.... It is known that depression is associated with cigarette
smoking, but the nature of this association is dis...The results suggest that first, persistent chronic cigarette
smoking predicts depressive symptoms. However, when adjusted for other factors associated with depre...
Marijuana worsens COPD symptoms in current cigarette smokers
...rijuanain other words, adding marijuana smoking to cigarette
smoking increased the risk by one-third, says Wan ...pital in Vancouver, British Columbia. The odds of cigarette
smokers having any respiratory symptoms was 2.36 times that of nonsmokers, while the odds of someone...
Cigarette use may explain asthma epidemic in children, says Mailman School of Public Health study
May 21, 2007 -- The rise in cigarette
use by adults over the past century may explain th...ntified parallel increases in childhood asthma and cigarette
use among adults during the past century in the United States. These parallel trends suggest that th...
Mayor of New York proposes preventing 100 million deaths from tobacco
...oduced in New York in 2002, which included raising cigarette
tax by 32%to increase the price of retails cigarettes and making virtually all indoor workplaces smoke free. Within two years the proportion of adult smokers in the city dropped from 21.4% to 18.4%. It says: "Taxation is the most effective way to r...
Tobacco and alcohol use independently increase risk of head and neck cancer
...ad and neck cancers are caused by a combination of cigarette
smoking and drinking alcohol, but researchers have not known the individual contributions of these risk factors because people who smoke are more likely to drink than the general population and vice versa. In a new study, researchers sought to tease ...
Mid-life headaches may increase risk of vision problems
...ed after controlling for diabetes, glucose levels, cigarette
smoking, blood pressure, and use of blood pressure medications." "Our findings suggest that problems in the circulatory system of small blood vessels may be an underlying factor. This is possible given that anatomically and physiologically small bl...
History of migraines associated with increased risk of retinopathy
...ed after controlling for diabetes, glucose levels, cigarette
smoking, blood pressure and use of blood pressure medications. Our findings suggest that problems in the circulatory system of small blood vessels may be an underlying factor. This is possible given that anatomically and physiologically small blood...
'Lite' low tar cigarettes impair blood flow as much as regular cigarettes
...t rate both climbed after smoking, irrespective of cigarette
type. Similarly, CFVR, which was already lower i...ther still after smoking. This was irrespective of cigarette
type. CFVR fell sharply from 2.68 to 2.05 in the low tar smokers, and from 2.65 to 2.18 in the reg...
Mediterranean diet halves risk of progressive lung disease
...ird leading cause of death worldwide by 2020, with cigarette
smoking the primary factor in its development. The researchers tracked the health of almost 43,000 men, who were already part of the US Health Professionals Follow up Study. This began in 1986 and involved more than 50,000 US health care profession...
Patients with 'bleeding' strokes less likely to get prevention treatment
...High cholesterol, diabetes, overweight/obesity and cigarette
smoking are risk factors for heart disease and str...counseled about the risk of stroke associated with cigarette
smoking. SAH patients were the most likely to be current smokers but the least likely to receive smo...
Promising drug fails to improve COPD symptoms
...tered to develop emphysema when exposed to chronic cigarette
smoke. The latest study, however, did confirm a recently reported pilot study that found no improvement among the 14 COPD patients given infliximab. In attempting to explain the disappointing results, the study authors speculate that, despite inf...
Research demonstrates link between domestic violence and asthma
... behaviors that predispose them to asthma, such as cigarette
smoking. This study is the first to examine the relationship between violence and asthma in India, where domestic violence is at relatively high levels, and where the World Health Organization estimates 15-20 million asthmatics live. Subramanian a...
Assessment model based on medical history gauges lung cancer risk
...becomes how to identify that fraction of long-term cigarette
smokers at the highest risk for the disease," she says. "If we know who is at greatest risk for lung cancer, we can offer the most intense smoking cessation, or perhaps even offer chemo-preventive interventions. More importantly, we could intensive...
Smoking ban dramatically reduces air pollution in Irish pubs
...ed as a marker for carcinogenic substances because cigarette
smoke is a well-known source. They noted that there was an 80.2 percent reduction in benzene concentrations in pubs after the ban, having already established the ambient outdoor levels for benzene in Dublin. Among the bar staff, pulmonary function ...
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