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Stressed out pregnant moms drinking and smoking

I know lots of women who drink alcohol and some who smoke cigarettes. I don't know a single one who did either while pregnant. Well, for all I know these women were hiding in their garages each night secretly chugging wine and puffing on cigarettes,...

Disney bans smoking in its movies

Anti-smoking advocates have long campaigned for the removal of smoking from movies -- especially those viewed by children and young adults -- claiming that Hollywood makes smoking look cool, while ignoring the reality of nicotine addiction and its...

Britney Spears smoking while playing with her kids

Oh dear. I so very much want to root for this woman. This seemingly clueless, trashy woman. But Britney Spears makes it so freaking hard to do so. Her unending bad fashion taste is forgivable. Her public family squabbles can be excused. Even the head...

Candy cigarettes lead to the real thing

According to a recent article on yahoo news, kids who "smoke" candy cigarettes are more likely to try the real thing when they outgrow their taste for the other ones. Now, I am no expert (no, really, I'm not!) and I am only one example, but I...

"Grease" inappropriate for high schoolers?

Although she admits that she hasn't actually seen the Jefferson High School performance of the musical Grease, Marion Olsen has a problem with it. Claiming that her teenage son was "real offended", she wrote a letter to the principal of the Boulder...

Harvard: Smoking gets you an R

The Motion Picture Association of America, the movie industry's watchdog group seems to be in a pickle right about now. You see, in order to maximize their profits, what the studios really ought to do would be to put what every one wants to see --...

University of Iowa may go smoke-free

There are a lot of factors to consider when helping your kids pick a college. Faculty, quality of education, and whether or not the people you meet there will be able to get you a cushy government job after graduation. Here's one more consideration...

Anti-Smoking ads not so anti-

If a new study from the Oregon State University is correct, all those anti-smoking ads put out by the tobacco industry don't work so good. In fact, they may very well encourage smoking among some teens. One hundred thousand high school students were...

How to stop your teen from smoking

Here's a disturbing statistic: Over 4,000 teenagers start smoking a day. While that number is disturbing, there's hope. A new study suggests that teenagers who are savvy to pro-smoking messages in movies and media may reduce their chances of starting...

Some women resume smoking after pregnancy to lose weight

In a study in the October issue of the Annals of Behavioral Medicine, it was found that although many women quit smoking during pregnancy, the majority will resume smoking after having a baby. The women's worries about weight may decrease their...

Puff the magic addiction

Cigarettes are addictive. We all know that. What we didn't know is that the addiction begins the very first time a child inhales tobacco from a cigarette. As reported in the Australian news, newly published results from a five-year, Canadian study...

All tobacco forms are harmful

Writing on Medical News Today, Christian Nordqvist reported on a study in Lancet that reported that exposure to all kinds of tobacco, such as smoking it, chewing it and bubble pipes significantly raise a person's chances of having a heart attack....

CDC recommends greater pre-conception care

Did you hear about this? Because if you didn't, I suppose we'll have to tell you about it. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a recommendation that all women behave as though they are pregnant, all the time. Women, we, I should say,...

Cancer-causing agent found in urine of babies whose parents smoke

Via Yahoo!CanadaNews:  Researchers have found that children who have parents who smoke show evidence of a known cancer-causing agent in their urine.  The researchers studied 144 babies whose parents smoked around them in their homes or...

Bad behavior linked to smoking in home

Asthmatic children who are exposed to secondhand smoke in their homes have a higher incidence of behavioral problems. A study at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center monitored 225 elementary school children, ages 5 to 12. All were...

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