Smoking during pregnancy reduces childhood brain growth in very preterm babies

Women who smoke during pregnancy run the risk of injuring brain development in their babies. Earlier research showed that the size of the brain was reduced in preterm babies born…

Pregnant women to get free e-cigarettes from council to help them quit smoking

Pregnant women will be given free vapes by a council in an attempt to persuade them to quit smoking. Lambeth Council in south London said that the scheme aimed to…

World Lung Day: Shocking side effects of passive smoking in pregnancy

Smoking is not just injurious to the smoker’s health, but also for everyone else around the person. This World Lung Day, let us find out the side effects of passive…

NHMRC grant to help pregnant women quit smoking

Professor Emerita Robyn Richmond from UNSW Medicine & Health has been awarded $1.2 million under the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Partnership Project Scheme, for the BUBs Quit…

Teenagers influenced by smoking parents to start using e-cigarettes, research says

Teenagers whose parents are smokers are 55% more likely to try e-cigarettes, according to research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress in Barcelona, Spain. In a large study…

Smoking Weed While Pregnant | Norton Healthcare Louisville, Ky.

Smoking weed during pregnancy significantly can increase the risk of low birth weight, preterm delivery and requiring neonatal intensive care, according to a recent study published in JAMA. The tetrahydrocannabinol,…

Periconceptional maternal smoking associated with delay in embryonic development

Smoking by mothers during the period immediately before and after conception is linked to a delay in embryonic development, smaller fetuses at the time of the 20-week ultrasound scan, and…

Financial incentives help pregnant women to quit smoking

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Pregnant women are more likely to stop smoking if financial incentives are offered as part of a treatment plan, finds a trial from France published in…