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Epigenetics and allergy: from basic mechanisms to clinical applications

Smoking, either as prenatal and/or postnatal tobacco smoke exposure or in its active form, is another extrinsic factor known to increase the risk of allergic disorders, especially asthma [177–181], and its effects on the epigenetic status have been clear
added Mar 22, 2017 13:56

[Tennessee] Tobacco-using moms get incentive to quit

She signed up for the Baby and Me Tobacco Free program through the Putnam County Health Department. The program not only helps smoking mothers to quit, but also rewards those who successfully kick the habit with free diapers every month for up to 12 mont
Cookeville (TN) Herald Citizen
added Mar 10, 2017 23:24

[UK] VIDEO: Expectant mums who quit smoking will have heavier and healthier babies, study shows

The study involving 40,000 mums-to-be showed that the number of women who stopped smoking almost doubled thanks to the programme. The BabyClear programme follows the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance around smoking in pre
Newcastle Evening Chronicle/Chronicle Live (uk)
added Feb 16, 2017 14:56

[UK] Mums-to-be twice as likely to quit smoking if they get early help, Newcastle University study finds

Researchers from Newcastle University carried out a study of 40,000 mothers-to-be on the “BabyClear” programme, screening all pregnant women for smoking. Any woman still smoking when she first saw a midwife, at around eight weeks, was given information
Northern Echo (Darlington, UK)
added Feb 16, 2017 14:46

[UK] Scheme's success at stopping mums-to-be smoking

Pregnant women are almost twice as likely to quit smoking if they are supported from their first midwife appointment - and then are more likely to have heavier, healthier babies. Newcastle University researchers evaluated the "BabyClear" programme which
Medical Xpress (
added Feb 16, 2017 14:45

[UK] Pregnant women in Stoke-on-Trent rewarded with shopping vouchers - for giving up smoking

Shopping vouchers are being handed to pregnant women in Stoke-on-Trent - to encourage them to give up smoking. At least 65 women have so far received the vouchers which are being paid for by Stoke-on-Trent City Council. Each smoker is challenged to sta
Stoke Sentinel (This Is Staffordshire) (uk)
added Feb 15, 2017 14:55

[Montana] How Second-Hand Smoke will affect your baby BEFORE you get Pregnant

The startling findings are an industry first, and will likely put pressure on health officials to ramp up the already-stringent public health policies on smoking. And the researchers warn nicotine chemicals in e-cigarettes could be just as dangerous. N
Fallon County (MT) Times
added Feb 10, 2017 17:57

UK has 'stark inequalities in child health', report says

Child health in the UK is falling behind that of many other European countries... Rates of smoking during pregnancy - an important factor in the health of babies - are higher in the UK than in many European countries, at 11.4% in England and nearly 15% in
BBC Online
added Jan 26, 2017 15:31

Animal study shows harmful effects of secondhand smoke even before pregnancy

Exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke—even before conception—appears to have a lingering impact that can later impair the brain development of a fetus, researchers at Duke Health report. Using rats in experiments carefully designed to mimic the second-h
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added Jan 6, 2017 17:31
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