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Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes After Quitting Smoking.

After quitting smoking we don’t just gain a few more pounds in our wallet/purse, it’s common to gain a few pounds in weight aswell. However this weight gain may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Researchers say that people who quit smoking indulge in snacks rather than smoking tobacco. These quitters are 20% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who smoke. However the risk declines after seven years.

For the study, a team from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health looked at data from more than 170,000 men and women who took part in three cohorts run by Harvard, the Nurses’ Health Study, the Nurses’ Health Study ll, and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study.

Every two years, the participants had filled questionnaires about their health and lifestyle.

The researchers looked at those who said they had stopped smoking, how much weight they had gained and their type 2 diabetes risk.

The results showed that those who had quit smoking had a 22% higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those who currently smoke.

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Smoking During Pregnancy Increases The Risk Of Baby Developing Schizophrenia

Expectant mothers who smoke during pregnancy increase the risk of their baby developing schizophrenia in later life, a study has revealed.

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Data on 1,000 schizophrenia patients were examined for the study. Scientists matched their birth and health records with those of non-affected ‘control’ individuals.

Smoking habits were assessed by looking at the levels of nicotine marker, cotinine, in their blood.

The results showed that a fifth of mums of schizophrenia patients smoked heavily during pregnancy, compared to 14.7% of mothers of controls.

Smoking during pregnancy can harm your unborn baby as it can reduce oxygen supply to the foetus, which causes their heart to beat harder. This increases the risk of premature birth, low birth weight and stillbirth.

Senior researcher Professor Alan Brown, from the University of Columbia, New York, said: ‘To our knowledge, this is the first biomarker-based study to show a relationship between foetal nicotine exposure and schizophrenia.

These findings underscore the value of ongoing public health education on the potentially debilitating, and largely preventable, consequences that smoking may have on children over time.

Further studies could shed light on exactly how nicotine affects a foetus’ brain.

Finally, it is of interest to examine maternal cotinine in relation to bipolar disorder, autism, and other psychiatric disorders.’

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Would Financial Incentives Encourage You To Stop Smoking?

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Hospitals in France are offering money to expectant mothers if they are willing to give up smoking while being pregnant, which will hopefully lead to a smoke free life as a mother.

The new study, carried out by Paris’s public hospital system in association with the National Cancer Institute, will test whether financial incentives will encourage them to stay away from tobacco throughout pregnancy.

The mothers-to-be that show dedication to give up their addiction will be rewarded in €20 vouchers and if they do not start smoking again they can receive up to €300 in total.

Women who are over 18 years old, are less than 4 months pregnant, smoke more then five manufactured cigarettes or three rolled cigarettes each day can participate in the study.

The participants are subject to frequent testing to make sure they are not using e-cigarettes or other tobacco products as these are prohibited.

French health minister Marisol Touraine said France was “the European country where pregnant women smoke the most”.

This statement came after figures revealed that in 2015 one in five French women did not give up smoking during pregnancy.

Smoking during pregnancy can harm your unborn baby as it can reduce oxygen supply to the foetus, which causes their heart to beat harder. This increases the risk of premature birth, low birth weight and stillbirth.

To read more CLICK HERE.

Stop smoking treatment will be available soon from UKMeds4U.Com


Carbohydrates Could Increase The Risk Of Lung Cancer

It has been revealed that carbohydrates could be bad for your lungs aswell as your waistline.lung cancer bagel

A study found that there was a 49% increased risk of lung cancer in people with a high glycemic index diet compared to those with a low glycemic index diet.

However the study also found glycemic load had no significant association with lung cancer risk. Therefore it could suggest that it is the quality, not the quantity, of carbohydrates consumed that may increase the risk of lung cancer.

Lung cancer is one of the most common cancer and around 44,500 people in the UK are diagnosed every year.

To read the full article ,please go to: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3481226/Are-CARBS-new-cigarettes-White-bread-bagels-rice-increase-risk-lung-cancer-49-experts-warn.html

For more information on lung cancer, please go to: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/type/lung-cancer/

No Smoking Day – 9th March 2016

No Smoking Day is on 9th March 2016 and has been organised by the British Heart Foundation.no smoking day 2016

The day aims to help and encourage people who want to quit smoking and help them on their path to be  ‘proud quitters’.

Since the first No Smoking Day in 1983 there has been millions of people quitting smoking.

But there is still around 10 million people in the UK that smoke and around 100,000 people die from smoking-related causes every year.

For help on quitting smoking and information regarding No Smoking Day, please go to: https://nosmokingday.org.uk/