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Study finds hookahs to be more harmful than traditional cigarettes

Researchers measured heart rate, blood pressure, arterial stiffness, blood nicotine and exhaled carbon monoxide levels in 48 healthy, young hookah smokers before and after 30 minutes of hookah smoking. The study showed that a single session of hookah s
Deccan Chronicle (in)
added Aug 8, 2018 01:18
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E-cigarettes and Lung Health

On May 5, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it was extending its authority to include e-cigarettes and other tobacco products. Starting in August 2016, FDA began to apply and enforce key provisions of the Family Smoking Prevention an
American Lung Association
added Aug 8, 2018 01:17
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Breast-Feeding Suffers in Homes With Smokers: Study

New mothers who are exposed to secondhand smoke at home stop breast-feeding sooner than those in smoke-free households, researchers report. "Just being in a smoking household -- whether it was the husband, mother or member of the extended family -- reduc
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Aug 7, 2018 20:32
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How 30 minutes of hookah smoking affects your heart

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) supports the WHO's conclusion. Specifically, the researchers show the effects of just one session of hookah smoking on heart rate, blood pressure, and arterial stiffn
Medical News TODAY(UK)
added Aug 7, 2018 20:31
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California Consortium for Thirdhand Smoke > Frequently Asked Questions

What is THS? Thirdhand smoke (THS) is the contamination that persists in the air and on surfaces after smoking has stopped. Smoking a cigarette generates two kinds of tobacco smoke: mainstream smoke that is inhaled by the smoker and sidestream smoke fro
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Aug 7, 2018 18:12
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Adolescent Tobacco Smoke Exposure, Respiratory Symptoms, and Emergency Department Use [FREE FULL TEXT]

Different TSE measures uniquely increased the risk of TSE-related symptoms, but any TSE increased the risk of having a higher number of ED and/or UC visits. The providers at these high-volume settings should offer interventions to adolescents who are expo
Pediatrics
added Aug 7, 2018 18:10
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ARCHIVE: Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Pediatric Healthcare Visits and Hospitalizations [FREE FULL TEXT]

High SHSe is associated with increased healthcare utilization. The emergency department and inpatient settings are important venues in which to routinely offer cessation and SHSe reduction interventions.
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
added Aug 7, 2018 18:07
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Secondhand smoke poses greater risks for teens: Study

they found more than one-third of teens were around others who smoked for at least one hour a day for the past seven days...more likely to report shortness of breath, difficulty exercising compared with peers, wheezing during or after exercise, a dry coug
ABC News
added Aug 7, 2018 18:05
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Income Inequality and Life Expectancy / The Role of Tobacco Prevention Public Policies

This issue brief offers examples of policies that have been successful in reducing smoking rates because it is one of the major factors identified as helping explain some of the differences in life expectancy. However, the tie between income and life expe
Center for American Progress
added Aug 7, 2018 18:01
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[New York] LETTER: E-cigarettes are really not better

Our efforts should include educating youth about the harms of products like electronic delivery systems, and how the tobacco industry uses manipulative marketing tactics to get people to use them. Public Health Solutions has programs like NYC Smoke-Free
Riverdale (NY) Press
added Aug 7, 2018 17:59
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