Need Another Reason To Quit Smoking – Third Hand Smoke

Need Another Reason To Quit Smoking - Third Hand Smoke 

 

Need another reason to add “Quit Smoking” to your New Year’s resolutions list? How about the fact that even if you choose to smoke outside of your home or only smoke in your home when your children are not there – thinking that you’re keeping them away from second-hand smoke – you’re still exposing them to toxins? In the January issue of Pediatrics, researchers at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) and colleagues across the country describe how tobacco smoke contamination lingers even after a cigarette is extinguished – a phenomenon they define as “third-hand” smoke. Their study is the first to examine adult attitudes about the health risks to children of third-hand smoke and how those beliefs may relate to rules about smoking in their homes.

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Videogames: A New Form of Therapy

 Videogames: A New Form of Therapy

Wii therapy. Not designed for everyone

Videogames are known to improve hand-eye coordination but can they help someone quit smoking or lose weight?

Hot on the heels of Nintendo’s smash success, ‘Wii Fit’, game makers are introducing new titles with a healthy focus, such as French game publisher Ubisoft’s “Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking” that hits on Nintendo DS in November.

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