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New study links grandparents’ smoking to your body fat

Women whose grandfathers or great-grandfathers started smoking cigarettes at a young age are likely to have more body fat, new research suggests. In the 30th year of the Children of the 90s study in England, researchers have linked higher body fat in females to paternal grandfathers or great-grandfathers who began smoking before the age of […]

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‘Inter-generational smoking’: Teenagers whose parents smoke are 4 times more likely to take up smoking

A study in the United Kingdom has found that teenagers whose parents smoke are four times more likely to take up smoking. The Better Health Smoking campaign found that 4.9% of teenagers whose parents smoke have taken up smoking, whereas only 1.2% of teenagers whose parents do not smoke have taken up smoking. The Better […]

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New Zealand to ban sale of tobacco to anyone born after 2008

New Zealand will ban the┬ásale of tobacco to its next generation, in a bid to eventually phase out smoking. Anyone born after 2008 will not be able to buy cigarettes or tobacco products in their lifetime, under a law expected to be enacted next year. “We want to make sure young people never start smoking,” […]