Amid high tobacco use across the region, the city became the largest in the South to prohibit cigarette use in public parks. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/21/us/atlanta-curbs-smoking-part-of-southern-w…
Weight gain after quitting smoking higher than previously thought
Giving up smoking is associated with an average weight gain of four-five kg after 12 months, most of which occurs within the first three months of quitting, finds a new study.
‘Protection’ in the form of asbestos, antifreeze, polyester or Parmesan cheese. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/08/magazine/who-made-that-cigarette-filter.html
Smoking during pregnancy linked to severe asthma in teen years
African-American and Latino children whose mothers smoked during pregnancy are more likely to suffer from acute asthma symptoms in their teens than asthma sufferers whose mothers did not smoke, according to a new study.
Second-hand smoke affects bladder function in children, study suggests
Children with mothers who smoke are at even higher-risk for developing health disorders.Medical researchers have shown that second-hand cigarette smoke was associated with moderate to severe irritative bladder symptoms in children.
Never too late to quit: Quitting smoking reduces mortality, even in older patients
An analysis of available medical literature suggests smoking was linked to increased mortality in older patients and that smoking cessation was associated with reduced mortality at an older age.
Secondhand smoke is linked to type 2 diabetes and obesity
Adults who are exposed to secondhand smoke have higher rates of obesity and Type 2 diabetes than do nonsmokers without environmental exposure to tobacco smoke, a new study shows.
Another reason why dads and hopeful dads should quit smoking now
If your father smoked, your genes are likely damaged, and your odds for diseases increased. A new report shows that men who smoke before conception can damage the genes of their offspring. These inherited changes in DNA could render developing offspring susceptible to later diseases, providing evidence for quitting smoking before trying to conceive.