Posts Tagged smoking

U.S. scientists join effort to solve mysterious vaping-related illnesses

UNTV News   •   September 20, 2019

The U.S. investigation into hundreds of cases of life-threatening lung illnesses related to vaping is turning up new clues and helping researchers across the country trying to make sense of...

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

admin   •   May 31, 2018

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

admin   •   March 6, 2018

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

UNTV News   •   February 6, 2018

(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

UNTV News   •   January 9, 2018

(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

UNTV News   •   January 1, 2018

(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

UNTV News   •   December 4, 2017

(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

UNTV News   •   May 12, 2017

(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

UNTV News   •   May 6, 2017

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

UNTV News   •   April 10, 2017

(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...

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