TV News LIES

Tuesday, Apr 25th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Health The hidden cost of terrorism: U.S. smoking

The hidden cost of terrorism: U.S. smoking

E-mail Print PDF

US smokingAfter the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, a million former U.S. smokers took up the habit again and kept puffing for at least two years, a researcher says.

Dr. Michael F. Pesko, an instructor in Weill Cornell Medical College's Department of Public Health in New York, said an examination of data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and found 950,000 to 1.3 million adult former smokers resumed smoking, representing a 2.3 percent increase nationwide.

There was no increase in the months and years following the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, the study found.

"This study provides the first unbiased estimate of the effect of stress on smoking, and the finding that there was such a big increase in smoking nationwide, seemingly due to one event, is extraordinary, and surprising," Pesko, the study author, said in a statement. "It sheds light on a hidden cost of terrorism."

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System tracked annual rates of risky personal behavior across the nation after the Sept.11, 2001, attacks and the Oklahoma City bombing.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Marijuana may be a miracle treatment for children with autism

Marijuana may help autistic hcildrenWhen Noa Shulman came home from school, her mother, Yael, sat her down to eat, then...

Study: Readiness of public access AEDs is surprisingly low

AED - automated external defibillatorResearch shows that areas of the United States where there are high numbers of unregistered automated...

Coal miners’ health care and pensions collide with budget showdown

coal miners to lose healthcare at end of AprilFor decades, being a coal miner has come with a deal: Work in dangerous, unpleasant conditions...

2nd doctor charged in genital mutilation case

Genital mutilation charges against second doctor in MichiganFor the second time in a week, authorities have charged a Detroit-area doctor with breaking a...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!