Using e-cigarettes or nicotine patches during pregnancy could increase the risk of cot death in newborns, an early study has found. Exposure to nicotine in the womb can affect the central nervous system and cardiorespiratory responses, leaving newborns vulnerable to asphyxia.
A self-described anti-tobacco organization that warned Lebanon is among the world’s most addicted tobacco consumers is recommending that smokers trying to quit turn to “reduced-risk” products such as e-cigarettes. The survey of more than 17,000 people from 13 countries was released Monday by Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, a group funded by an American multinational cigarette company currently marketing its brand of e-cigarettes.
Drinking heavily and smoking for years are well-known features of an unhealthy lifestyle. They can also make you look older, according to a new study.