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[Asia, India] KUMAR: Educate women on pregnancy smoking

We need to use all the comm-unication tools at our disposal in a compelling manner to fill the knowledge gaps, educate both women and men about the risks that their unborn babies face through exposure to tobacco.
Deccan Herald (in)
added May 31, 2016 13:23

[Asia, India] ARORA: Girls! In case you had no clue, every cigarette is rotting your insides

In the garb of being modern, fashionable, independent and self confident, women/girls consider smoking as an expression of independence. While it is imperative that women’s empowerment continues, attention must be paid to its potential link to increased
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added May 31, 2016 13:22

Effects of maternal smoking continue long after birth

Early exposure to nicotine can trigger widespread genetic changes that affect formation of connections between brain cells long after birth, a new Yale-led study has found. The finding helps explains why maternal smoking has been linked to behavioral cha
added May 30, 2016 19:28

[Asia, India] More women take to smoking under the garb of being modern and independent

While it is imperative that women's empowerment continues, attention must be paid to its potential link to increased smoking among women and to the ways in which the tobacco industry is capitalising on societal changes to target them. (in)
added May 30, 2016 19:19

[Asia, India] Not contagious but deadly: More and more women are dying of non-communicable diseases

lung cancer was found to be the leading site of cancer in 10 out of 27 cancer registries and the second or third leading site in another nine registries. “Smoking triggers lung cancer. More women in India are taking up smoking and there is a rise in cas
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 28, 2016 17:00

Is Smoking During Pregnancy Tied to Offspring's Schizophrenia Risk?

"This is, so far, the largest study to show an association between prenatal nicotine exposure and schizophrenia," said study author Dr. Solja Niemela. She is a professor of psychiatry and addiction medicine at the University of Oulu, Lapland Hospital Dis
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 27, 2016 18:01

[UK] Use of electronic cigarettes in pregnancy: A guide for midwives and other healthcare professionals (PDF)

• Little research has been conducted into the safety of electronic cigarettes in pregnancy, however they are likely to be significantly less harmful to a pregnant woman and her baby than cigarettes.
Smokefree Action (uk)
added May 26, 2016 13:25

‘Opt-out’ referrals after identifying pregnant smokers using exhaled air carbon monoxide: impact on engagement with smoking cessation support [FREE FULL TEXT]

In a hospital with an ‘opt-in’ referral system, adding CO screening with ‘opt-out’ referrals as women attended ultrasound examinations doubled the numbers of pregnant smokers setting quit dates and reporting smoking cessation.
Tobacco Control
added May 26, 2016 00:05

[Finland, UK] Schizophrenia link to smoking during pregnancy found

Research in Finland found that the more women were exposed to nicotine the greater chance they had of having a child affected by the severe mental illness. Signs of heavy nicotine exposure in a mother's blood were associated with a 38% increased likelih
ITV Network Limited (uk)
added May 25, 2016 16:40

Pot While Pregnant May Raise Premature Birth Risk: Study

Experts' advice to expectant mothers on marijuana use is same as for alcohol and tobacco: Don't do it
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 25, 2016 16:30
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