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[UK] The bravest mum of all: Non-smoking mother-of-two with terminal lung cancer to walk London Marathon course as she battles disease for the sake of her sons

Then came the devastating news: though she'd never smoked, she had inoperable lung cancer. Since then, there have been moments of despair but Angela, 40, is determined to live as normally as possible for the time she has left.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 26, 2015 12:33
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[Canada] Iqaluit mother calls for Nunavut-wide ban on apartment smoking

A mother in Iqaluit wants to ban smoking inside all multi-dwelling residential buildings in Nunavut, where more than half the population over the age of 12 is said to smoke. Sharon Angnakak started an online petition earlier this month after she and her
CBC News (ca)
added Apr 21, 2015 14:30
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[UK] Special report: Barking and Dagenham has among highest rates of smoking during pregnancy

The calls come as an investigation reveals the health of hundreds of unborn children every year is at risk from their mothers smoking cigarettes. This can lead to miscarriage, premature birth, low birth weight and other complications that disadvantage a
Barking & Dagenham Post (uk)
added Apr 21, 2015 10:32
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[UK] Take 7 Steps Out’ to protect children from secondhand smoke

StepaRoo, the campaign’s kangaroo mascot, was in the city this week to take children across seven musical steps highlighting the need to be at least seven steps away from homes when smoking. Parents are also encouraged not to smoke in confined spaces suc
Morley Observer (uk)
added Apr 20, 2015 14:18
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[New York] LETTER: Proposed tobacco ban would protect families

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy’s initiative to ban tobacco product displays in pharmacies would be a great contribution to the health of people in Albany County.
Albany (NY) Times Union blogs
added Apr 19, 2015 16:42
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New research finds smoking and mother's genetics combine to increase likelihood of twins

African American mothers who smoke and have a genetic profile that includes a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of the TP53 gene have an increased likelihood of having twins, concluded a team of researchers from the University of South Florida (USF) a
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Apr 18, 2015 15:30
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Use Of E-Cigarettes Triples Among U.S. Teens

"We want parents to know that nicotine is dangerous for kids at any age," Frieden said. "Adolescence is a critical time for brain development," he added, in a written statement. "Nicotine exposure at a young age may cause lasting harm to brain developme
National Public Radio (NPR)
added Apr 18, 2015 12:34
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[Finland] Carotid plaque in adulthood after childhood exposure to parental smoking

“Exposure to parental smoking early in life has an irreversible effect on arterial health in adulthood,” state the investigators in the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study. However, “parents who are unable to give up smoking can nonetheless lessen th
Nature
added Apr 14, 2015 17:18
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Exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke and the frailty syndrome in US older adults

In the US nonsmoking older adult population, exposure to SHS was associated with an increased frequency of frailty. More efforts are needed to protect older adults from SHS, especially at home and in other areas not covered by smoke-free regulations.
Springer Science+Business Media
added Apr 13, 2015 15:07
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[Indonesia] Daily Star Boy, 7, hooked on cigs: Child smoked 30-a-day from age THREE

In fact Dihan Awalidan has cut down and now lights up about 16 times a day. Better than the three packs a day he used to smoke, but still massively alarming by any standards. He is just one of the handful of young boys in the small village of Cicapar i
Daily Star (uk)
added Apr 13, 2015 14:40
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