Close X
Get more out of WDDTY.com
by joining the site for free
Free 17-point plan to great health
Twice weekly e-news bulletins
Access to our News, Forums and Blogs
Sign up for free and claim your
17-point plan to great health
Free 17-point plan to great health

Twice weekly e-news bulletins

Access to our News, Forums and Blogs
OR

If you want to read our in-depth research articles or
have our amazing magazine delivered to your home
each month, then you have to pay.


Click here if you're interested
Helping you make better health choices

In shops now or delivered to your home from only £3.50 an issue!

Subscribe!

Passive smoking: it even rots your teeth
About the author: 

We all noted with interest the tobacco industry-sponsored research of the other week that concluded that passive smoking was not, after all, harmful

We all noted with interest the tobacco industry-sponsored research of the other week that concluded that passive smoking was not, after all, harmful.

Unfortunately, when independent research is carried out, all the bad news about the usual dangers of passive smoking gets an airing, and with interest.

The latest research adds another nasty to the teetering pile - passive smoking can rot children's teeth. It could be the reason why children from poor families get more bad teeth than those from affluent families, the researchers believe.

When they examined a group of 3,531 children aged from 4 to 11, they found that 53 per cent of those with fillings or dental decay also had high levels of cotinine, a nicotine derivative, in their blood.

As a result, they reckon that passive smoking is responsible for up to 27 per cent of tooth decay in children.

(Source: Journal of the American Medical Association, 2003; 289: 1258-64).

* But it's not all bad news for smokers (even if their kids don't have any teeth). Research suggests that smokers, and people who drink coffee, are less likely to develop Parkinson's. If you smoke, you're 60 per cent less likely to get Parkinson's, and you reduce your chances by 30 per cent if you're a coffee drinker.

But both could also be a lifestyle indicator. Parkinson's victims tend to be less open to new ideas, are inflexible and cautious. Whatever, it's a piece of news the tobacco industry is bound to latch onto.

(Source: British Medical Journal, 2003; 326: 561-2).


You may also be interested in...

Latest Tweet

About

Since 1989, WDDTY has provided thousands of resources on how to beat asthma, arthritis, depression and many other chronic conditions.

Start by looking in our fully searchable database, active and friendly community forums and the latest health news.

Positive SSL Wildcard

Facebook Twitter

Most Popular Health Website of the Year 2014

© 2010 - 2017 WDDTY Publishing Ltd.
All Rights Reserved