Second Hand Smoke and Pregnancy

New research looking at 81,000 women confirms the risks of second hand smoke for pregnant women. The study's large size and comprehensive approach helped demonstrate that non-smoking women with the highest level of second hand smoke exposure (10+ years in childhood or 20+ years in adulthood) were at a risk of miscarriage, stillbirth or tubal ectopic…

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Good Health Habits Reduce Risk of Death By 47%

A study of 63,791 Chinese women in the Shanghai Women’s Health Study, age 40-70, who never smoked or used alcohol, reports the combined effects of 5 health habits reduce mortality from all causes by 47%. These health habits included normal weight, lower waist-hip ratio, daily exercise, never exposed to spouse's smoking, and higher daily fruit and vegetable…

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Smoke-free Laws in Half of the States

This last decade has yielded significant progress toward eliminating smoking in the workplace, restaurants, and bars. Each year in the U.S. 46,000 deaths from heart disease occur in non-smokers from second-hand smoke according to CDC researchers. There are still seven states with no smoke-free laws: Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, West Virginia, and Wyoming.PositiveTip:…

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Pure Air: Important in Reducing Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

There is significant controversy about the level of fine particulate matter (FPM) that elevates risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Epidemiologists studied prospective data during a follow-up study of more than a million adults and found that CVD mortality risk increased by 64% in those who smoked three or fewer cigarettes per day and doubled in…

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