Tag Archives: smoking

Extending smoke-free areas outside bars could help curb “social smoking”

Smoking and drinking often go hand in hand. Therefore extending the smoking ban outside bars could help curb “social smoking”, a qualitative study published online in the journal Tobacco Control suggests. The international evidence indicates that, while the prevalence of smoking per se has decreased, social smoking— smoking intermittently or only in given situations—has increased […] … learn more→

Secondhand smoke increases risk of invasive meningococcal disease in children

Children exposed to secondhand smoke are more likely to get invasive meningococcal disease than children who are not exposed, according to a metaanalysis published in the journal PLoS Medicine. Invasive meningococcal disease is a term that refers to when a person becomes infected with meningococcus bacteria. This infection can cause meningitis – inflammation of the lining […] … learn more→

Too much texting is linked to other problems

A new study suggests that the high school students who spend the most time texting or on social network sites (or both) are at risk for a host of worrisome behaviors, including smoking, risky sex, depression, eating disorders, drug and alcohol abuse, and absenteeism. The study by researchers at Case Western Reserve University, presented at […] … learn more→