Using artificial intelligence, researchers analysed hundreds of thousands of posts from a 6-month period last year, and found that a large portion of Instagram posts are promoting controversial flavoured e-liquids to young audiences
In a recent study, breast feeding during infancy was associated with a lower risk of lower limb fractures when children reached young adulthood, while maternal smoking was associated with a higher risk of upper limb fractures. The findings are published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.
Among young people who have had a heart attack, quitting smoking is associated with a substantial benefit.
The optimal minimum legal age for non-medical cannabis use is 19 years of age, according to a study published in BMC Public Health.
The association between low to moderate alcohol drinking and the rate of age-related decline in cognitive function from middle to older age was investigated in a nationally representative sample of US adults.
The world's first comparison of the effects of the three forms of smoking and vaping on human health reveals that smoking and vaping, whether by means of tobacco cigarettes, e-cigarettes or waterpipes, stiffens the arteries, causes inflammation and damages DNA. In addition, smoking and vaping may increase the risk of people being infected by COVID-19, suffering worse symptoms and dying from it. The study is published in the European Heart Journal.
Childhood obesity is a health threat that is becoming more and more common worldwide. A new study led by USC and the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) is the first to comprehensively profile environmental factors linked to childhood obesity. The research showed that a higher body mass index (BMI) during childhood is associated with exposure to smoking as well as air pollution and certain characteristics seen in some urban areas.
For smokers who are better at math, the decision to quit just adds up, a new study suggests. Researchers found that smokers who scored higher on a test of math ability were more likely than others to say they intended to quit smoking.
These studies looked at changes in the rate of traffic fatalities in states that have legalized the use of recreational cannabis.
New research shows that vapers have been largely reassured by recent EU regulations, but some have been pushed to the black market for stronger hits. The researchers say their findings are particularly important during the Covid-19 pandemic (since switching from smoking to vaping improves cardiovascular and respiratory conditions, smokers who switch to vaping might be expected to have a better prognosis if infected by Covid-19).