How your grandmother's smoking habit could give YOU asthma The risk holds even if your mother didn't take up the habit, say expertsNicotine can leave a 'mark' on our DNA, making future generations more susceptible to respiratory conditions such as asthma By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 16:33 GMT, 5 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:19 GMT, 5 March 2013 People whose grandmothers smoked during pregnancy are more likely yo suffer from asthma – regardless of whether their mother smoked or not Having a grandmother who smoked can increase your risk of suffering from asthma – even if your mother didn't take up the habit.
E-cigarettes 'can cause more harm than smoking,' experts sayPropylene glycol in e-cigarettes can be harmful Chemical can cause acute respiratory system irritation By Susannah Butter PUBLISHED: 22:00 GMT, 26 January 2013 | UPDATED: 23:18 GMT, 26 January 2013 They are billed as a healthier alternative to smoking, yet experts now warn that electronic cigarettes may be more damaging than the habit they replace.
Young people who smoke cannabis are more likely to get hooked on cigarettes in later life Exposure to THC, main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, can increase addictive properties of nicotineCigarettes often considered a 'gateway' to other drugs, but this shows the reverse can be true By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 14:31 GMT, 11 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:52 GMT, 11 January 2013 Exposure to THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, can increase the addictive properties of nicotine Young people who smoke cannabis are also more likely to become addicted to cigarettes – increasing their risk of heart disease and lung cancer.
Another reason to rethink that late-night cigarette: Smoking DOES make your hangover worse People who smoke before drinking more likely to experience a hangover and more intense symptoms than those who don'tCigarette smoke contains the chemical acetaledhyde, which is also present in alcohol and has been linked to hangoversResearchers suggest the nicotine in cigarettes could have a negative effect on the nervous system | UPDATED: 12:19 GMT, 5 December 2012 You could regret it tomorrow: Smoking was found to worsen hangover symptoms among students in a U.S study For anyone who has had one too many drinks on a night out, a dry mouth, pounding head and nausea will be all too familiar symptoms the morning after.
Need a cigarette How going for a jog could ease your cravings Exercise may serve as a good distraction while also boosting a person's mood, say experts | UPDATED: 08:06 GMT, 27 August 2012 Beat those cravings: Jogging may prove a good distraction from smoking Smokers who are trying to cut down or quit should work out the next time their cravings threaten to overcome them, say researchers.
Passive smoking damages cough reflex in children which is vital for clearing the lungs Secondhand smoke makes a child's coughing reflex less sensitive | UPDATED: 12:03 GMT, 20 August 2012 Secondhand smoke damages a vital cough reflex in otherwise healthy children and teenagers, say researchers.
Women who smoke for 20 years are twice as likely to develop disfiguring form of skin cancer Women who smoke raise their risk of the skin cancer squamous cell carcinoma Women who smoke are more likely to suffer from skin cancer, scientists say. Females are at greater risk than men of being diagnosed with a form of the disease that can spread to other organs