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Tag: "study"

Sticky story: 3rd-hand smoke gives guests gooey fingers

May 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

Anyone who has ever walked into a “non-smoking” hotel room and caught the distinct odor of cigarette smoke will not be surprised by the findings of a new study: When a hotel allows smoking in any of its rooms, the smoke gets into all of its rooms, the study suggests, according to a story in […]

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Potential help for unborn in Vitamin C

May 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

Vitamin C might help prevent lung problems in babies born to mothers who smoke during pregnancy, according to a small new study reported by HealthDay. Pregnant women are advised not to smoke because it can harm their babies’ lungs and lead to problems such as wheezing and asthma. But if a pregnant woman can’t quit […]

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UK campaigners condemn ‘sexist’ study on plain packaging

April 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

Campaigners in the U.K. opposed to plain packaging of tobacco have described as “sexist” a study that says young female smokers get less satisfaction and less enjoyment from smoking cigarettes that come in plain, standardized packs. Hands Off Our Packs campaigner Angela Harbutt, a smoker, said, “The idea that plain packaging will have a greater […]

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Prison doesn’t work, not for quitters

April 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

A new study has found that behavioral intervention provided to U.S. prison inmates who smoked before going to jail substantially increased their ability to remain smoke-free after release, according to a report by MedPage Today. Most prisons in the U.S. are tobacco-free, with about 60 percent having total tobacco bans for staff and inmates, so most […]

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