Tag Archives: Secondhand Smoke

Secondhand Smoke Exposure Associated with Higher Risk of ADHD, Learning Disorders

Children who breathe in secondhand smoke at home are more likely to develop attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disorders and other behavior problems, compared with children who grow up in smoke-free homes, a new study suggests. …

Exposure to Secondhand Smoke Can Lead to Nicotine Dependence in Preteens

A new study suggests that preteens who are exposed to secondhand smoke may develop nicotine dependence themselves. …

Boys Exposed to Secondhand Smoke Have Higher Blood Pressure, Study Suggests

Secondhand smoke appears to raise blood pressure in boys, but not girls, according to a new study. The findings suggest that the effects of tobacco smoke on the cardiovascular system begin at an early age. …

Exposure to Secondhand Smoke May Increase Cravings Among Smokers

Being exposed to secondhand smoke in an enclosed space such as a car has a direct impact on the brain and may increase cravings among smokers, a new study suggests. The authors say that this exposure in children might increase the chance they will become smokers in their teen years. …

Pregnant Women Living or Working with Smokers May Have Higher Risk of Stillbirth

Living or working with smokers may increase a pregnant woman’s risk of having a stillbirth, a new study suggests. Pregnant women who breathe in secondhand smoke are also more likely to give birth to babies who weigh less, compared to mothers not exposed to the smoke. …

CDC Foresees Smoking Ban in All States by 2020

Every state could have a smoking ban in restaurants, bars and workplaces by 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicted this week. …

Kids’ Secondhand Smoke Exposure Could Lead to Mental Health Issues

Children and teens who breathe in secondhand smoke are more likely to develop symptoms of mental health problems including major depressive disorder and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, a new study finds. …

More Women Smoke When Their Lot Improves, Study Finds

A study of 74 countries by Canadian researchers found that as women acquire improved status, they’re more likely to take up smoking and risk smoking-related health problems, Reuters reported Mar. 1. Sarah Hitchman and Geoffrey Fong of the University of …

Fla. Gov. Slashes ’Pill Mill’ Database

In a move that surprised officials in multiple states, Florida Governor Rick Scott proposed eliminating a long-awaited “pill mill” database designed to combat prescription drug abuse, The Orlando Sentinel reported Feb. 8. A 2009 law passed by the Florida legislature …

NYC Still the ’Marijuana Arrest Capital of the World’

"Nearly 140 people a day were arrested for marijuana possession in New York City in 2010, according to The Drug Policy Alliance, which got its figures from the N.Y. Division of Criminal Justice Services. " …