Tag Archives: Secondhand Smoke

California Legislators Debate Whether to Include E-cigarettes in Smoking Bans

California lawmakers are debating whether to include e-cigarettes in bans on smoking in public places, the Los Angeles Times reports. …

Prenatal Exposure to Cigarette Smoke May Increase Children’s Risk of Addiction: Study

Children who were exposed to cigarette smoke prenatally may be at increased risk of addiction, a new study suggests. The smoke may interfere with the brain’s reward processing system, Time.com reports. …

Teens May Have Higher Risk of Hearing Loss if Their Mother Smoked While Pregnant

Teens may be at increased risk of hearing loss if their mother smoked during pregnancy, suggests new research. …

Smoking at Bar and Restaurant Entrances Affects Patrons and Workers Inside

The smoke of cigarettes from bar and restaurant patrons who stand just outside the entrance appears to drift inside, a new Spanish study suggests. The researchers call for laws that restrict smoking outside these venues, to more completely protect against secondhand smoke. …

81% of U.S. Adults Have Smoke-Free Rules at Home: CDC

Eighty-one percent of American adults have smoke-free rules in their homes, and 74 percent ban smoking in their cars, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. …

Banning Smoking in Subsidized Housing Could Save Over $500 Million Annually

Banning smoking in public housing and units covered by rental assistance programs could save $521 million annually, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. …

Tobacco Smoke Exposure May Start Affecting Kidneys in Teen Years

Tobacco smoke exposure may affect teen kidney function, a new study suggests. The research included the effects of active smoking and secondhand smoke. …

Secondhand Smoke Sensor Could Help Enforce No-Smoking Regulations, Inventors Say

Researchers who have developed a secondhand tobacco smoke sensor say their product could be used to enforce no-smoking regulations. …

Smoke-Free Laws Lead to Fewer Children Hospitalized for Asthma Attacks: Study

British researchers say there appears to be a link between smoke-free laws and a drop in the number of children hospitalized for asthma attacks. Their study found a 12.3 percent decrease in hospital admissions for childhood asthma attacks in the first year after smoke-free laws were enacted in Britain. …

North Carolina Teens Are Not Big Fans of Tobacco, Survey Finds

More than three-quarters of middle school and high school students surveyed in North Carolina say smoking should not be allowed at home, indoors at work, or in cars, HealthDay reports. The tobacco-growing state has one of the nation’s lowest cigarette taxes, and only recently banned smoking in most restaurants, bars and hotels. …