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.

Medical research

How to make anti-smoking campaigns more persuasive

The damaging effects of smoking on our health are well known, and governments are curbing tobacco advertising to reduce the number of smokers. But, in Indonesia, the number of teens and adults who smoke continue to grow at ...

Health

Diabetes drug could help smokers kick the habit

Phillip Robinson has gone from 10 cigarettes a day to one or two every other day after enrolling in a smoking cessation clinical trial launched by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). ...

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