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Cigarette damage to unborn children revealed in stem cell study

Chemicals found in cigarette smoke have been shown to damage foetal liver cells. Researchers have now developed a novel way to study the effects of maternal smoking on liver tissue using embryonic stem cells.
ScienceDaily
added May 31, 2017 17:28
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[UK] Sparking controversy: Children toying with cigarettes and glamorous women smoking revealed in rare artwork from England's last tobacco factory walls

Rare paintings from England's last tobacco factory which show children playing with cigarettes are set to go up for auction. The artwork, which has never been on public display, show glamorous women smoking, children handing out cigarettes and even a to
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 31, 2017 15:22
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[Asia, India] Cough, cough: Women smokers have come a long way baby

The percentage of female smokers above the age of 15 years has shown no difference from 1980 to 2012. But India has the second largest number of female smokers just behind USA. A study titled Smoking Prevalance and Cigarette consumption in 187 Countries
New Indian Express (in)
added May 31, 2017 14:18
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[UK-Scotland] Modelling foetal exposure to maternal smoking using hepatoblasts from pluripotent stem cells [FREE FULL TEXT]

The liver is a dynamic organ which is both multifunctional and highly regenerative. A major role of the liver is to process both endo and xenobiotics. Cigarettes are an example of a legal and widely used drug which can cause major health problems for adu
Archives of Toxicology
added May 30, 2017 03:01
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[UK-Scotland] Smoking by pregnant women damages the liver cells of their unborn babies

A NEW stem cell study has revealed the disturbing damage that smoking cigarettes while pregnant can do to unborn babies. An Edinburgh University-led research team has developed a way to monitor the long-term effects on liver tissue of pregnant women smo
TheNational.scot (uk)
added May 30, 2017 02:56
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[UK-Scotland] Scientists find that smoking harms livers of unborn babies

Scientists found that the cocktail of chemicals in cigarettes is particularly harmful to developing liver cells. They developed a method of studying the effects of maternal smoking on liver tissue using embryonic stem cells. The team, led by the Universi
BBC Online
added May 30, 2017 02:54
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Tobacco Use in Canada ยป Highlights

University of Waterloo (ca)
added May 26, 2017 12:51
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] More women venture into tobacco farming

There is a 57 percent increase in the number of women who sold tobacco this marketing season, as compared to the 2016 tobacco marketing season. At least 11 000 women sold their tobacco this season compared to 7 000 last season. Ephiphania Chigora (25) a
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added May 25, 2017 01:12
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Death Rate Drops for Americans Hospitalized With COPD

"Other studies suggest possible explanations for the higher COPD burden women in the U.S. have," said Goel, "including the growing number of women who smoke, the increased severity of symptoms they may experience and longer life expectancy."
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 24, 2017 23:00
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[Asia, India] Tobacco causes infertility, say doctors

Doctors on Saturday said consumption of tobacco products such as smoking causes infertility in both males and females.Fertility experts have said tobacco and other types of narcotics can also cause occurrence of early menopause in women. According to the
The Hans India (in)
added May 24, 2017 02:20
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