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Abuse Of Alcohol, Tobacco And Drugs Among Teenagers

Abuse Of Alcohol, Tobacco And Drugs Among Teenagers

The study showing the abuse of alcohol, tobacco and drugs among teens in two decades through measures such as curfews, raising the age of majority and promoting sports. At an age when many teenagers lock themselves in their rooms; some cases seeing that some teenagers to spend as much time as possible with his parents and…

Binge Drinking Trends Among Senior Citizens

Binge Drinking Trends Among Senior Citizens

The study on the binge drinking is a widely studying phenomenon among young college goers and adults; and data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); revealing that the binge drinking is associating with 88,000 deaths in the United States annually. By this the researchers focusing on the binge drinking behavior among…

The Genetic Predisposition To Alcohol Problems

The Genetic Predisposition To Alcohol Problems

The people with a genetic predisposition to alcohol problems; participating in a family basing prevention program during adolescence reducing the likelihood; that they would develop those problems as an adult. But the family regular check up intervention moderating the polygenic influences on the Long Term consumption of the Alcohol outcomes. In long term alcohol outcomes;…

E-cigarette Create Unexpected Chemicals That Can Irritate Airway

E-cigarette Create Unexpected Chemicals That Can Irritate Airway

Now-a days e-cigarettes becoming higher in usage; e-cigarettes the ingredients listing are not all that users are consuming. The researchers finding that chemical reactions in flavoring liquids of the popular  e-cigarette; create unexpecting chemicals that can irritate users’ airways. The researchers focusing on acetals; which are chemicals that form when the common flavorant vanillin interacts…

Consequences On Consuming Alcohol During Pregnancy

Consequences On Consuming Alcohol During Pregnancy

The study describing that consuming alcohol use during pregnancy; can have a variety of harmful consequences on the fetus. Lifelong effects include growth restriction, characteristic facial anomalies, and neurobehavioral dysfunction. According to study no amount of alcohol use during pregnancy has been proven safe. By this a recent survey of midwives and nurses who provide…

Electronic Cigarettes Are Undoubtedly Harmful

Electronic Cigarettes Are Undoubtedly Harmful

As per the studies now-a-days smoking becoming one of the major risk factor; causing harm to the public. According to World health organization stating electronic cigarettes are “undoubtedly harmful” and should be regulating; warning against the use of vaping products by smokers trying to quit their deadly habit. E-cigarettes are sometimes called electronic nicotine delivery…

Laws Can Lower Smoking Prevalence In The 18-20 Age Group

Laws Can Lower Smoking Prevalence In The 18-20 Age Group

The study finding that raising the legal age of sale of cigarettes from 18 to 21 in the U.S. was associated with a 39% reduction in the odds of regular smoking in 18- to 20-year-olds who had experimented with cigarettes. The reduction was even greater in those who had close friends who smoked when they…

Smoking Tobacco Continues To Place An Enormous Cost

Smoking Tobacco Continues To Place An Enormous Cost

According to the study smoking causing nearly 1-5 cancer cases; and more than 1-4 cancer deaths each year is being noting; smoking rates to one of the lowest in Europe. But with around 1 in 7 people are still smoking tobacco continues to place an enormous cost on our society and our economy. The prevention at the…

Secondhand Tobacco Smoke Exposure Contributes To Diseases

Secondhand Tobacco Smoke Exposure Contributes To Diseases

The secondhand tobacco smoke exposure contributes to diseases including heart disease, lung cancer, and stroke. Implementation of smoke-free laws has reduced SHS exposure. One in five nonsmoking workers report exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke at work. The researchers finding that 19.9% of nonsmoking workers reporting any exposure to SHS at work in the previous 12…

Using e-cigarettes May Help Smokers Quit Regular Cigarettes

Using e-cigarettes May Help Smokers Quit Regular Cigarettes

The study providing critical population-level evidence demonstrating; that using e-cigarettes daily helps U.S. smokers to quit smoking combustible (i.e. regular) cigarettes. The first longitudinal data about the effectiveness of e-cigarettes for cessation from a survey that is representative of the U.S. population. As the MGH team analyzed data from the first three years of the…

Increase In Alcohol-relating Visits To Emergency Departments

Increase In Alcohol-relating Visits To Emergency Departments

The study showing dramatically rising visits to emergency departments relating to alcohol; especially for women, with a 175% increase in alcohol-relating visits from young people aged 25 to 29. Women who visited the emergency departments due to alcohol were more likely to be under the legal drinking age of 19 years (17%) than men (9%).…

Vaping Can Reduce Cigarette Smoking

Vaping Can Reduce Cigarette Smoking

The study finding evidence that suggesting vaping can be using as a way to reduce cigarette smoking; but it can also lead to relapse. The group describing their study involving thousands of volunteers over a nearly two-year period. Companies that make e-cigarettes have suggested that vaping is less dangerous than tobacco based cigarettes, even when users…