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Evidence Grows of How Smoking Harms Reproductive, Child Health

Pregnant smokers can get help quitting

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Nov 5, 2012

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The U.S. Surgeon General and other public health experts have found that smoking damages nearly every organ in the human body and harms health at every stage of life.  Increasingly, we are learning of the many ways that smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke harm reproductive and child health.

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posted November 05, 2012

Warning to Pregnant Women: Secondhand Smoke Harms You and Your Baby

New study: Tobacco smoke affects newborns' brain development

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Oct 4, 2012

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It’s well-known that smoking during pregnancy is harmful to pregnant women and their babies.  But there’s more evidence all the time of how extensive the harm can be – both from smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke.

 

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posted October 04, 2012

Heart Association Wants Us to See Red

National Wear Red Day highlights women’s risk of heart disease

Editor
Feb 3, 2012

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Seeing red? We certainly hope so.

Today is the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day, when women — and men and children — are asked to wear red to raise awareness that heart disease is the number one cause of death among American women.

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posted February 03, 2012

Tobacco Industry Hasn’t Come a Long Way, Baby

New line of super-slim cigarettes aggressively targets women

Editor
Jan 18, 2012

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South Korea’s leading cigarette manufacturer, KT&G, has launched a new line of super-slim cigarettes and is directly targeting women around the globe in a marketing campaign that promotes the brand as smart and sophisticated.

"Love Smart" declares a Jakarta billboard for Esse, which pictures a slim woman in a sleek blue dress.

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posted January 18, 2012

Skinny and Sick?

New Study: tobacco companies spiked cigarettes with diet aids to hook people worried about weight

Editor
May 4, 2011

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It's been nearly a century since Lucky Strike first used the slogan "Reach for A Lucky Instead of A Sweet" and decades since the early Virginia Slims advertising campaign depicted women who smoke as independent, stylish, sexy — and of course slim — to market to women and girls.

But slogans and sophisticated images weren't the only tricks in the tobacco industry's scheme to keep people smoking.

According to a new study published in The European Journal of Public Health, the companies added appetite suppressants to cigarettes "to enhance the effects of smoking on appetite and body weight" — and to stoke smokers' fears of gaining weight if they quit.

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posted May 04, 2011

Women Come a Long way Back to Better Health

Four decades after Virginia Slims, lung cancer deaths among women finally drop

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Apr 4, 2011

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Cigarettes were never sexy, sophisticated or a sign of independence — despite tobacco industry marketing that targets women for profit.  Now women are truly breaking free by quitting smoking and finally lowering their death rate from lung cancer.

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posted April 04, 2011

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