Dangers of smoking during pregnancy

Published: 20 September 2021

Mothers who smoke are more likely to deliver smaller babies even after a full-term pregnancy, increasing the risks of birth defects and neurological disorders later in life, say researchers from...

Why do some non-smokers get COPD while many heavy smokers don’t?

Published: 9 June 2020

Smoking is the best-known risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a debilitating lung condition that can severely limit a person’s day-to-day activities. But curiously, only a...

Addiction: abnormal communication in the brain

Published: 5 February 2013

January 29, 2013 - Addiction to cigarettes, drugs and other stimulants has been linked in the past to the brain’s frontal lobes, but now there is scientific evidence that indicates where in the...

Smoking thins vital part of brain

Published: 10 February 2015

Years ago, children were warned that smoking could stunt their growth, but now a major study by an international team including the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University and the...

How genetics shape our addictions

Published: 20 September 2012

Genes predict the brain’s reaction to smoking 

Study shows majority of smokers re-ignite their habit following heart attack

Published: 29 January 2013

Despite obvious motivation for quitting, 2/3 of patients will resume smoking within twelve months

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