Tag Archives: Smoking

Smoking During Pregnancy and Risk for ADHD in Children

Previous studies have demonstrated that children born to mothers who smoke during pregnancy are at increased risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).  In a recent review, Huang and colleagues looked at data from 15 cohort studies and 5 case-control studies which included a total of 50,044 children with ADHD and 2,998,059 controls.  Maternal smoking during pregnancy… Read More »

McConnell, Kaine introduce bipartisan Senate bill to raise the federal smoking age to 21

Teenage visitors smoking electronic cigarettes at a vape trade fair.  Sergei Konkov | TASS | Getty Images Sens. Mitch McConnell and Tim Kaine introduced a bill Monday that would raise the federal minimum age to buy tobacco to 21 in hopes of curbing what regulators are calling an “epidemic” of teen vaping. The bill covers… Read More »

Medical News Today: How does smoking affect people with asthma?

People with asthma may wonder how smoking conventional cigarettes or using electronic cigarettes can affect the condition. Cigarette smoke can trigger asthma symptoms. Despite this, in the United States, 21 percent of people who have asthma currently smoke, compared with 16.8 percent of people who do not have asthma. This article discusses how smoke, second-hand… Read More »