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[UK] Shocking 15 per cent of pregnant women in Lincolnshire are smoking until they give birth

Almost 15 per cent of pregnant women in Lincolnshire are smoking right up until the time they give birth, shocking new figures have revealed. In a report to Lincolnshire's Health and Wellbeing board, it shows that a higher percentage of pregnant women a
This is Lincolnshire (Lincolnshire Echo) (uk)
added Sep 23, 2015 11:06

[Asia-pacific] Over 4 million Malaysians smoke every day - study

Ayid said a 2011 poll by the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) showed that about 4.3 million or 20.9 per cent of the Malaysian population smoke every day. She said the survey revealed that the figure constituted 39.9 per cent of male and 0.7 per cent fe
Astro AWANI (Channel 501) (my)
added Sep 17, 2015 13:30

Cancer Still the Leading Cause of Death for U.S. Hispanics: Report

lung cancer is now the leading cause of cancer death among U.S. women overall. However, since Hispanic women have traditionally smoked less, lung cancer deaths are 70 percent lower among Hispanic women than among white women. In 2014, 8 percent of Hispani
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Sep 16, 2015 15:52

[UK] Smoking rates among pregnant women hit all time low in North-East

RATES of smoking during pregnancy have hit their lowest level on record in the North-East. However the region still has the greatest proportion of pregnant smokers in the country. Latest figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre show t
Northern Echo (Darlington, UK)
added Sep 16, 2015 10:28

Americans make progress against some health risks, but obesity and smoking cause more deaths

Smoking was the number-one individual risk factor associated with US deaths in 2013 – up from number two in 1990 – contributing to 443,824 American deaths. This increase was largely fueled by changing patterns of behavior among American women. Smoking’s
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
added Sep 11, 2015 00:38

[UK] Stress leads 90% of mothers to resume smoking after pregnancy, study finds

Peer pressure, physiological changes and regaining a sense of identity among other factors driving mass relapse among those who quit while pregnant... ‘Many felt smoking after the birth of their child was acceptable provided they protected their baby fr
The Guardian (uk)
added Sep 9, 2015 22:02

[North Carolina] Women in Ag: Tobacco Season in Pictures - 1 of 26

We have three greenhouses where we raise plants that will be transplanted to the field on our North Carolina tobacco farm. We lay plastic across the dirt floor because tobacco plants are grown in trays floating in water.
@griculture Online
added Sep 8, 2015 11:13

Maternal Smokeless Tobacco Use in Pregnancy and Adverse Health Outcomes in Newborns: A Systematic Review [FREE FULL TEXT]

Although most studies show an association between ST use in pregnancy and adverse health effects in newborns, these results may be limited by confounding and bias. Quality observational studies are needed to strengthen this evidence base.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Sep 17, 2015 13:57

[UK] Women lose ground to men in the race to live longer: Stress of juggling jobs and family mean they now live just four years longer

The ONS acknowledged last year that ‘increases in women entering the labour force over the last 50 years are considered to have had an impact on levels of stress,’s health has been greatly improved not only by medical advances and the colla
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 1, 2015 20:20

U.S. Smoking Rate Falls to 15 Percent: CDC

Higher tobacco taxes, tough anti-smoking messages and smoke-free laws that ban smoking from indoor and outdoor areas appear to be dissuading even hard-core, heavily addicted smokers from continuing the habit, said Patricia Folan, director of the Center f
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Sep 1, 2015 10:55
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