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[UK-Scotland] Smoke gets in your genes: Further dangers of smoking while pregnant revealed

Smoking while pregnant causes chemical changes to the DNA of a foetus detectable from as early as 12 weeks and may predispose children born to smokers to a range of health conditions which last throughout life, new research by Scottish academics has reve
University of Glasgow (uk)
added Feb 3, 2015 07:15
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In utero exposure to cigarette chemicals induces sex-specific disruption of one-carbon metabolism and DNA methylation in the human fetal liver [FREE FULL TEXT]

data strengthen studies linking in utero exposures to altered DNA methylation by showing, for the first time, that such changes are present in fetal life and in a key metabolic target tissue, human fetal liver. Furthermore, these data propose a novel mech
BioMed Central (uk)
added Feb 3, 2015 07:14

[Australia, Canada, UK, USA] Weight control belief and its impact on the effectiveness of tobacco control policies on quit attempts: findings from the ITC 4 Country Project

findings suggest that weight concerns do alter policy responsiveness in quit attempts in certain populations. Policy makers should take this into account and alleviate weight concerns to enhance the effectiveness of existing tobacco control policies on pr
Tobacco Control
added Feb 3, 2015 00:45

[Ohio] Summit County program offers free diapers to pregnant moms who quit smoking

The Summit County health department is launching a program to help pregnant smokers kick the habit — not only during their pregnancy, but for good. Program participants agree to quit smoking by their third or fourth support group meeting. Pregnant smoker
Akron (OH) Beacon Journal
added Feb 1, 2015 17:15

[UK] Pregnant smokers: offering shopping vouchers helps expectant mums give up nicotine, study finds

The study authors conceded the new intervention is controversial, but said in the long run it could save money. Several-hundred pregnant women were offered a total of $750 in shopping vouchers, in conjunction with counselling, if they could give up cigar
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Jan 30, 2015 14:42

[UK] It Pays for Moms-to-Be to Stop Smoking

Financial incentives help pregnant women quit smoking, a new study shows.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 29, 2015 13:01

[Asia] India sees drop in cancer cases caused by tobacco

India witnessed a considerable decline in tobacco-related cancers between 1990 and 2004, according to the latest report by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The premier research body has also claimed that tobacco habits in females in India
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 29, 2015 10:58

[Asia, China] Women on the front lines of anti-smoking campaign

Lately, the women are striking back. Last fall, China's State Council proposed the nation's toughest restrictions yet on indoor smoking and the marketing of tobacco. The announcement was a major victory for China's tobacco-control movement, which includ
The Star (my)
added Jan 29, 2015 01:16

[UK-Scotland] Vouchers 'boost quit rates' in pregnant smokers

Offering shopping vouchers worth a total of £400 to pregnant smokers makes them more likely to quit the habit, say researchers. They have published the results of a trial involving 600 women from Glasgow in the British Medical Journal.
BBC Online
added Jan 28, 2015 07:35

The Meanings of Smoking to Women and Their Implications for Cessation [FREE FULL TEXT]

Women-centred approaches that include harm-reduction, motivational interviewing and trauma-informed elements are the new frontiers in interventions to encourage smoking cessation for women. Such approaches are linked to the meanings of smoking to women, t
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
added Jan 27, 2015 06:45
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