Abstract Introduction Smoking during pregnancy causes adverse health outcomes. Though the prevalence of smoking among pregnant women has declined, postpartum relapse rates remain high and smoking-related maternal, fetal and infant morbidity and mortality remains a public health burden.
Social and physical environments2,7 The way mass media show tobacco use as a normal activity can promote smoking among young people.
Youth are more likely to use tobacco if they see that tobacco use is acceptable or normal among their peers. High school athletes are more likely to use smokeless tobacco than their peers who are non-athletes.
Biological and genetic factors1,2,9 There is evidence that youth may be sensitive to nicotine and that teens can feel dependent on nicotine sooner than adults. Genetic factors may make quitting smoking more difficult for young people.
There is a strong relationship between youth smoking and depression, anxiety, and stress. Expectations of positive outcomes from smoking, such as coping with stress and controlling weight, are related to youth tobacco use.
They include the following: Higher costs for tobacco products for example, through increased taxes 2,7,10 Prohibiting smoking in indoor areas of worksites and public places2,7,10 Raising the minimum age of sale for tobacco products to 21 years, which has recently emerged as a potential strategy for reducing youth tobacco use11 TV and radio commercials, posters, and other media messages targeted toward youth to counter tobacco product advertisements2,7,10 Community programs and school and college policies and interventions that encourage tobacco-free environments and lifestyles2,8,10 Community programs that reduce tobacco advertising, promotions, and availability of tobacco products2,7,10 Some social and environmental factors have been found to be related to lower smoking levels among youth.
Department of Health and Human Services. A Report of the Surgeon General.A critical review of smoking, cessation, relapse and emerging research in pregnancy and post-partum Recent studies report atypical DNA methylation patterns during embryonic development in critical tissues (e.g.
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E-cigarettes should not be recommended as effective smoking-cessation aids until there is evidence that, as promoted and used, they assist in smoking cessation.
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Electronic smoking devices (or ESDs), which are often called e-cigarettes, heat and vaporize a solution that typically contains nicotine. The devices are metal or plastic tubes that contain a cartridge filled with a liquid that is vaporized by a battery-powered heating element.
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care. Others were critical of the study’s methods. A smoker took a different view. but that this is not the type of study needed to evaluate safety and effectiveness of e-cigarettes for. The Side Effects of Smoking.
Which Countries Smoke Most? By Vexen Crabtree Comments: FB, LJ. such massive and influential lobbies that most governments find it difficult to make any progress in curbing rates of smoking.
If you smoke, The latter view the former's extra breaks as frivolous, whereas smokers view them as normal.