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Smoking down, but tobacco use still a major cause of death and disease, WHO says

Posted on Thursday, 31 May 2018 11:04 AM | No Comments
Fewer people are smoking worldwide, especially women, but only one country in eight is on track to meet a target of reducing tobacco use significantly by 2025, the World Health Organization (WHO)...

DOH releases new graphic health warnings for cigarette packages

Posted on Tuesday, 6 March 2018 08:53 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The Republic Act No. 10643 or Graphic Health Warning Law mandates the Department of Health (DOH) to release new graphic health warning labels for cigarette packs in every two...

Just one cigarette a day can lead to heart disease

Posted on Tuesday, 6 February 2018 07:47 PM | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – Smoking just one cigarette a day carries half the risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke as a pack-a-day habit, according to research that concludes there is no...

Smokers more likely to need spinal surgery

Posted on Tuesday, 9 January 2018 12:48 PM | No Comments
(Reuters Health) — Smoking increases the risk of lower back pain that needs to be fixed by spinal surgery, a Swedish study suggests. Researchers focused on a common cause of...

Cigarette smoking during pregnancy linked to ADHD risk in offspring

Posted on Monday, 1 January 2018 05:06 PM | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – Children born to women who smoke cigarettes during pregnancy, especially when mothers are heavy smokers, are at an increased risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new review...

Smoking, drinking worsen prognosis for head and neck cancers

Posted on Monday, 4 December 2017 08:12 AM | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – People with head and neck cancers who smoke and drink are much more likely to die with these tumors than nonsmokers and teetotalers, a recent study suggests....

Smoking only in social situations may still be tied to heart problems

Posted on Friday, 12 May 2017 08:20 PM | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – So-called social smokers who only light up on special occasions may have some of the same risks for heart disease as people with a daily cigarette habit,...

Anti-Smoking EO awaits Duterte signature

Posted on Saturday, 6 May 2017 11:23 AM | No Comments
MANILA — The Department of Health (DOH) awaits President Rodrigo Duterte’s signature on an executive order (EO) that would prohibit smoking in public areas. Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial  said,...

Parental smoking linked to genetic changes in kids with cancer

Posted on Monday, 10 April 2017 07:23 PM | No Comments
(Reuters Health) — Parents who smoke may contribute to genetic changes in their kids that are associated with the most common type of childhood cancer, a recent study suggests. Some...

Smoking during pregnancy tied to eye damage in kids

Posted on Thursday, 9 March 2017 08:37 PM | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – When women smoke during pregnancy or have underweight babies their children have a greater risk of developing a type of retina damage, a Danish study suggests. Researchers...