Tag Archives: Secondhand Smoke

Pregnant Smokers Risk Having Children with Psychotic Problems

Women who smoke tobacco during pregnancy increase the risk of having children who develop psychotic problems, according to researchers in the U.K., and the expectant mothers who smoked the most faced the greatest risk. HealthDay News reported Oct. 1 that …

Study: Tobacco Jeopardizes Child Nutrition in Developing Countries

A new study suggests that the nutrition of children in developing countries who live with a smoker may be impacted negatively because a large amount of the family’s income is spent on cigarettes, the Voice of America reported Sept. 15. Steven …

Tobacco Company Sues to Block Flavored Cigar Ban

The leading maker of clove cigarettes has gone to court in a bid to prevent the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from imposing a ban on cigars flavored with cloves, fruit, or other flavorings, the Wall Street Journal reported …

Lawmakers Urged to Include Parity in Healthcare Reform

A new poll finds strong public support for including addiction coverage in national healthcare reform, and advocates are calling on the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee to incorporate the core provisions of the Wellstone addiction and mental health parity …

Russian Leader Wants Ban on Alcohol Ads

Alcohol advertising would be banned and sales limited by location and time of day under a plan endorsed by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, CBC News reported Sept. 11. Medvedev called alcoholism in Russia a “national disaster” in unveiling plans that …

Rental-Car Firms Ban Smoking

Budget Rent-a-Car and Avis are prohibiting smoking in their rental vehicles as of Oct. 1, the Los Angeles Times reported Sept. 13. The agencies announced that all rental vehicles will now have a sticker warning drivers and passengers not to …

Recurrent Breast Cancer Risk Raised by Smoking, Drinking

Breast-cancer survivors have a 120-percent greater risk of suffering a second breast cancer if they continue to smoke, while daily drinkers face a 90-percent increase in risk of cancer returning, according to researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center …

NIATx launches ACTION Campaign II: Financial Strength in a Changing World

In the United States, 23.2 million persons aged 12 or older need treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol use problem, yet only one in ten receive treatment.*  Substance abuse treatment agencies struggle to improve access to the growing need …

Six Million Will Die in 2010 from Smoking, Researchers Predict

Six million people worldwide will die from smoking-related illnesses next year, according to the annual Tobacco Atlas report from the American Cancer Society. “Tobacco accounts for one out of every 10 deaths worldwide and will claim 5.5 million lives this …

U.S. Uses Incentives to Stop Afghan Farmers from Producing Poppies

The Obama administration is implementing a new $300-million program to discourage Afghan farmers from growing poppies by providing them with incentives to start growing other crops, such as wheat and corn, the Wall Street Journal reported Aug. 14. The U.S. …