Health

No level of smoke exposure is safe during pregnancy

Nearly a quarter of pregnant women say they've been around secondhand smoke—in their homes, at work, around a friend or relative—which, according to new research, is linked to epigenetic changes—meaning changes to how ...

Cardiology

Secondhand smoke linked to higher odds of heart failure

Breathing in secondhand cigarette smoke may leave you more vulnerable to heart failure, a condition where the heart isn't pumping as well as it should and has a hard time meeting the body's needs, according to a study being ...

Oncology & Cancer

Secondhand smoke appears to heighten risk of oral cancer

People who are exposed to secondhand smoke could have a 51% higher risk of developing oral cancer, suggests a review of existing research published online in the journal Tobacco Control.

Pediatrics

Tobacco exposure tied to hypertension in children

(HealthDay)—Tobacco exposure is associated with elevated blood pressure in U.S. children and adolescents, according to a study published online Feb. 23 in JAMA Network Open.

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