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Use of Antidepressants, Nicotine in Pregnancy Linked to Childhood Difficulties

May 5th, 2010 Posted in General tobacco Tags: , ,

Prenatal nicotine exposure may increase the risk of sleep problems in children through adolescence, whereas prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may increase the risk of behavior problems at the age of 3 years, although the risk may be moderated by the serotonin transporter promoter gene, SLC6A4. Read more

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Call for tobacco to be dealt with the same way as meth

March 9th, 2010 Posted in General tobacco Tags:

The prospect of a black market springing up to fill the void of legal tobacco sales if the product is banned has been dismissed at a parliamentary inquiry.
Many people and organisations have asked the Maori affairs select committee’s inquiry into tobacco to support an eventual prohibition on tobacco. Read more

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Smoking has Immediate, Adverse Effects on the Body

March 9th, 2010 Posted in General tobacco Tags:

The World Health Organization calls tobacco the leading cause of preventable death in the world. In December, the WHO launched a campaign against cigarette smoking in Africa, saying a rapidly growing population is creating “larger and more accessible markets” on the continent for tobacco companies. Read more

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