Posts tagged: during pregnancy

Smoking is linked to pot bellies

Tweet Heavy smoking may help cut your weight but it could lead to a fatter stomach, research suggests. While many smokers cite fear of weight gain as a reason for not giving up, scientists have found they are more likely to develop pot bellies. Scientists at the University of Glasgow found that while smoking might be associated with lower overall weight, it tends to push fat into central areas resulting in a bigger stomach – an unhealthy ap ... Jump to full article >>

Cambodian moms-to-be chew tobacco for nausea

Tweet When pregnant Cambodian women suffer morning sickness, they often reach for an unlikely source of relief: a wad of chewing tobacco. Many become hooked, and the World Health Organization warned Thursday it is a tradition putting the health of both mothers and babies at risk. The largest tobacco survey ever conducted in Cambodia found that about half of all women older than 48 regularly chew tobacco, and about one in five rural women first to ... Jump to full article >>

Moms-to-be smoke less after workplace smoking ban

Tweet Ireland’s implementation of a workplace smoking ban in 2004 appears tied to a decline in maternal smoking rates as well as lower risk for preterm births, study findings hint. Compared with the year prior to the smoking ban, 12 percent fewer women reported smoking during pregnancy in the year after the ban, Dr. Zubair Kabir, of the Tobacco Free Research Institute in Dublin, Ireland, and colleagues report. Their study, in BJOG: An Inter ... Jump to full article >>

Exposure to lead, tobacco smoke raises risk of ADHD

Tweet Children exposed prenatally to tobacco smoke and during childhood to lead face a particularly high risk for ADHD, according to research done at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The study estimates that up to 35 percent of ADHD cases in children between the ages of 8 and 15 could be reduced by eliminating both of these environmental exposures. This could translate into up to 800,000 children “Tobacco and lead exposu ... Jump to full article >>