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[Tennessee] County gets $36K in tobacco funds

Bedford County Health Department has received $36,611 from the state's tobacco settlement money to help reduce preschoolers' exposure to second-hand smoke. Dr. David Reagan, chief medical officer for Tennessee Department of Health, made the presentation o
Shelbyville (TN) Times-Gazette
added Apr 24, 2014 11:32

Higgins Study Shows Financial Incentives Help Economically-Disadvantaged Pregnant Smokers Quit and Improve Fetal Growth

Vermont Center on Behavior and Health Director Stephen Higgins, Ph.D., and colleagues, have developed an effective behavioral economic approach that offers women financial incentives for quitting. The groups’ most recent findings, published online this
University of Vermont
added Apr 21, 2014 11:40

[UK-Scotland] Pregnant smokers in Lothians wising up

MORE pregnant smokers are being helped to quit in the Lothians than ever before thanks to stop-smoking services for mums-to-be. Stop for Life supports expectant mothers who need advice and expertise to help kick the habit, with nearly 3000 trying to give
The Scotsman (uk)
added Apr 11, 2014 10:35

Smoking while pregnant: Expecting Indiana mothers double national average

In 2011, 16.6 percent of women in Indiana reported smoking during their pregnancy; that figure is roughly two times the national average. ... Last year the Indiana State Dept. of Health (ISDH) made reducing the infant mortality rate statewide its number o
WNDU NBC 16 (South Bend, IN)
added Apr 9, 2014 00:10

Effect of smoke-free legislation on perinatal and child health: a systematic review and meta-analysis [FREE FULL TEXT]

Smoke-free legislation is associated with substantial reductions in preterm births and hospital attendance for asthma. Together with the health benefits in adults, this study provides strong support for WHO recommendations to create smoke-free environmen
Science Direct
added Apr 7, 2014 12:46

Smoking out new dangers from second-, third-hand smoke

New research shows that even if a woman never smoked, lifetime exposure to secondhand smoke (childhood exposure for 10 or more years, adult home exposure for 20 or more years, adult work exposure 10 or more years) increases her risk of miscarriage, still
Tampa Bay (FL) Online (
added Apr 6, 2014 08:30

[Colorado] Exempla using state grants to target new moms who smoke in Jefferson County

Health workers at Exempla Lutheran Medical Center are using a $190,000 grant from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to try to lower the rates of new moms who smoke. The program is called Healthy You, Healthy Baby and focuses on lo
Denver (CO) Post
added Apr 4, 2014 15:14

Smoking restrictions having huge benefit for the next generation

a recent study shows pretty definitively that non-smokers are benefitting, as improved health was seen in a population that clearly isn't smoking: newborns and children.
Ars Technica (blog)
added Apr 1, 2014 15:34

[Europe] Smoking Bans Linked to Drop in Premature Births, Kids' Asthma Attacks

Bans on smoking in public places and the workplace in North America and Europe are linked to a 10 percent drop in premature births and the number of children going to the hospital for an asthma flare-up, according to a new study.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Mar 29, 2014 12:39

RCOG statement on new Lancet study exploring impact of smoke-free legislation on preterm birth and child health

“This is an interesting study that provides further evidence that minimising access to smoke can have considerable public health benefits for perinatal and child health, in particular with regards to lowering the premature birth rate. “Smoking during p
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (uk)
added Mar 28, 2014 13:41
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