Tag Archives: SMOKING


Smokers have higher risk for multiple strokes

05 May, 2019 11:13 am 11:13 am

BEIJING (Reuters ) – Smokers who have a stroke are much more likely to have another one if they don’t quit or at least cut back, a Chinese study suggests. Smoking has long been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and serious cardiac events like heart attacks and strokes. But the new study … Read More

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Disney bans smoking at US parks ahead of ‘Star Wars’ openings

03 March, 2019 10:03 am 10:03 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co will ban smoking, vaping and large strollers at its US theme parks in California and Florida starting on May 1, the company said on Thursday. The restrictions are designed in part to help deal with the large crowds expected to flock later this year to new “Star Wars”-themed … Read More

Few smokers know about added sugar in cigarettes

10 October, 2018 10:22 am 10:22 am

RALEIGH (Reuters ) – Very few smokers know there is sugar added to cigarettes, a new survey suggests. In addition, very few realize that added sugar increases toxins in cigarette smoke, the study authors wrote in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research. “Knowledge is power and there is a clear gap in awareness,” said lead … Read More

Pot-smoking mothers may have THC in breast milk for days

08 August, 2018 10:54 am 10:54 am

(Reuters Health) – Low levels of chemicals in marijuana like THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) can linger in breast milk for up to six days after nursing mothers use the drug, a US study suggests. Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug among pregnant and breastfeeding women. While some previous research suggests that prenatal marijuana exposure may … Read More


Smoking ban in public housing might make quitting easier

08 August, 2018 9:52 am 9:52 am

NEW YORK (Reuters ) – A new US ban on smoking in public housing may make it easier for low-income smokers to quit, a new study suggests. This week, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) implemented a ban on cigarettes, cigars, and pipes inside apartments, common areas and outdoor spaces within 25 … Read More

Smoking linked to increased atrial fibrillation risk

08 August, 2018 9:27 am 9:27 am

LONDON (Reuters ) – Current smokers are more likely than nonsmokers to develop the most common heart rhythm disorder, atrial fibrillation, suggests an analysis of existing research. The more a person smokes, the greater the risk, but quitting smoking appears to lower it significantly, the authors report in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. “The … Read More