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[Asia, India] ‘76% people start consuming tobacco out of curiosity’

People are aware of adverse effect of consuming tobacco but they continue to consume them, a recent study revealed. A study conducted by the doctors of Indore Cancer Foundation stated that due to habit of consuming tobacco, people risk their lives and con
Free Press Journal (in)
added Apr 4, 2016 18:02

Teen smokers may be hard-wired to crave cigarettes

To see if young minds might be hard-wired to desire cigarettes, researchers did magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of teens and adults – including smokers and nonsmokers – who watched videos of adolescents and young adults smoking. With teen smokers
added Dec 30, 2015 23:32

[Malta] You smoke to relax, but smoking worsens stress

researchers at the University of Malta have demonstrated that the feeling of relaxation that follows the inhalation of tobacco smoke is simply a short-term sensation caused by the release of dopamine, the brain’s neurotransmitter of pleasure. “This feelin
Times of Malta (mt)
added Dec 29, 2015 18:54

[UK] LETTER: E-cigarettes will not cure people from nicotine addiction

It is clear that the companies involved in this have a much broader agenda. They want to reach those who have not previously used tobacco. This is already evident in California, United States, where more high school students who have not smoked are vaping
Pharmaceutical Journal (uk)
added Dec 10, 2015 20:20

[China] Can't quit smoking? 'Pleasure gene' that regulates the reward hormone 'makes it harder for some smokers to stub out their habit'

The gene in question, dubbed Taq1A, plays a role in processing dopamine, a hormone in the brain which is associated with pleasure and reward, and is released when a person smokes. Scientists at Zhejiang University in China found those people with variat
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 1, 2015 19:36

The Unintended Consequences of Countermarketing Strategies: How Particular Antismoking Measures May Shift Consumers to More Dangerous Cigarettes

we find that excise taxes levied on a per pack basis rather than based on nicotine levels often shift consumers to more dangerous products.
Marketing Science
added Oct 29, 2015 12:22

[Togo] E-cigarettes connected to problematic drinking, study finds

Using e-cigarettes is related to problematic drinking, according to new research published in Addictive Behaviors...say it's crucial to consider the knock-on effects of e-cigarette use when evaluating their safety, not just their direct health effects.
Medical Xpress (
added Oct 29, 2015 08:19

The Reinforcing Effects of Nicotine in Humans and Nonhuman Primates: A Review of Intravenous Self-Administration Evidence and Future Directions for Research [FREE FULL TEXT]

Further research using nonhuman primates examining the threshold reinforcing doses of IV nicotine that are required to initiate and maintain self-administration...will inform the FDA in its mission to promote public health through the regulation of tobacc
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Oct 12, 2015 12:05

[UK] Could making cigarettes less addictive help people stop smoking?

what about making them less addictive? The idea was first proposed in 1994 by two American researchers, Benowitz and Henningfield, who were trying to convince the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that limiting the amount of nicotine in cigarettes to
Cancer Research UK (uk)
added Oct 2, 2015 11:35

8 of 10 People in Addiction Treatment Smoke, Study Finds

People in addiction-treatment programs are about two to three times more likely to smoke than other people, a new study finds. Researchers reviewed 54 studies that included more than 37,000 people in 20 countries and found that 84 percent of those in tr
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Sep 25, 2015 08:08
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