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Researchers identify genetic clues associated with cigarette addiction

Researchers at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy have identified specific sets of genetic variants that are significantly associated with cigarette addiction. Pinpointing these genetic variants could eventually assist in identifying
Medical Xpress (
added Sep 2, 2015 15:00

GLANTZ: Ecigs likely to have negative population health effects if more than 20-30% as bad as cigs

under all the likely scenarios, if ecigs turn out to be 20-30% as dangerous as conventional cigarettes there will be net harm. No one know what the actual risks will be, but I would be surprised if the risks are not at least that high. In addition, wor
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Sep 1, 2015 13:36

Trial Aces: Lieff Cabraser's Richard Heimann ($$)

Heimann supervised the firm's prosecution of the tobacco industry in the 1990s, meticulously crafting a three-pronged approach to tearing down a mighty tobacco industry accused of downplaying the links between smoking and disease. Helping establish the
added Aug 31, 2015 20:51

Adolescent (Mis)Perceptions About Nicotine Addiction

they are uncertain regarding the definition of addiction and have not recognized that addiction means experiencing difficulty quitting and continuing to smoke longer than expected. Findings suggest the need for comprehensive messaging regarding nicotine a
Health Education & Behavior
added Aug 31, 2015 13:53

[Canada] ZAWERTAILO: Jury still out on the impact of vaping on your health

there’s still not enough good evidence showing that it’s harmless...For tobacco companies, this has the potential not just to recoup the lost revenue from falling cigarette sales, but it may also be a new way to get new people hooked on their products.
Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added Aug 31, 2015 10:58


the pros and cons of turning to this futuristic alternative are still under debate. Are e-cigarettes really any better than smoking a cigarette? Here are 7 reasons e-cigarettes pose dangers to our health.
added Aug 30, 2015 11:31

Going up in smoke: 5 myths around e-cigarettes

* Myth 1: Electronic cigarettes are less harmful Not true. High-voltage e-cigarettes may generate formaldehyde at a greater level as compared to smoking. This raises one’s cancer risk by about 5-15 times higher than long-term smoking. * Myth 2: They a
Hindustan Times (in)
added Aug 25, 2015 19:48
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Ages 18 to 21 a critical time to stave off smoking habit

Malaysian Mental Health Association deputy president Datuk Dr Andrew Mohanraj Chandrasekaran said people aged between 18 to 21 were most susceptible to the addictive effects of nicotine because their brains were developing. “This is why most chronic smoke
New Straits Times (my)
added Aug 25, 2015 19:26

Smokers in Brazil: who are they?

quitting rate is increasing, thus suggesting that tobacco control interventions implemented in Brazil in the past years seem to be effectively reaching the smoking population. This is strong evidence against the ‘hardening hypothesis’, which posits that r
Tobacco Control
added Aug 21, 2015 10:12

Determinants and prevalence of e-cigarette use throughout the European Union: a secondary analysis of 26 566 youth and adults from 27 Countries [FREE FULL TEXT]

These findings underscore the need to evaluate the potential long term impact of e-cigarette use on consumer health, cessation and nicotine addiction and formulate a European framework for e-cigarette regulation within the revised EU Tobacco Product Direc
Tobacco Control
added Aug 20, 2015 13:30
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