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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
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[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
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[Australia] Smoking linked to higher risk of heart disease in teen girls

Teenage girls who smoke or take the oral contraceptive pill are at greater risk of heart disease than boys who smoke, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia. Their study, published in the Journal of Lipid Research, found higher l
HealthCanal.com
added Apr 9, 2014 07:16
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Cigarette Smoking and Obesity are Associated with Decreased Fat Perception in Women (PDF) [FREE FULL TEXT]

The ability to perceive fat and sweetness in and derive pleasure from foods is particularly compromised in obese women who smoke, which could contribute to excess calorie intake in this population already at high risk for cardiovascular and metabolic dise
Obesity
added Apr 9, 2014 06:23
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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
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Smoking may impair perception of high-fat and sweet foods

found that regardless of cravings for sugary or high-fat foods, obese women were less likely than others to perceive such tastes, and therefore were more likely to take in more calories. The findings of the study are published in the journal Obesity. Fo
The State Column
added Apr 7, 2014 16:55
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Smoking and Health-Related Quality of Life in the General Population. Independent Relationships and Large Differences According to Patterns and Quantity of Smoking and to Gender [FREE FULL TEXT]

small positive associations for occasional or light smoking (up to 5 cigarettes per day), and larger and diffuse negative associations above this threshold. Much weaker associations and higher thresholds for negative HRQoL were found for women than for me
Public Library of Science (PLoS)
added Apr 7, 2014 13:53
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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
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12 Charts That Show How Tobacco Is Destroying The World

To show just how bad tobacco is, we’ve pulled charts from the American Cancer Society and World Lung Foundation’s Tobacco Atlas and the World Health Organisation’s reports on Global Health Risks and The Global Tobacco Epidemic. Tobacco will kill 1 billi
Business Insider
added Apr 6, 2014 04:14
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[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
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